May 15, 2012 | Bratislava | Press Releases

April Threats: HTML/ScrInject.B on the Top Spot

For yet another month, HTML/ScrInject.B continues to dominate malware statistics based on ESET Live Grid® - a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions worldwide. Its recorded global infection rate in April was 6.75% globally (6.95% in Europe). Moving to second position globally, HTML/IFrame.B recorded 4.54% infection rate (4.92% in Europe). Malware that formerly dominated the stats, INF/Autorun is now running as number three with 4.32% (3.04% in Europe).


HTML/ScrInject.B is a generic detection of HTML web pages containing an obfuscated script or iframe tag that automatically redirects the user to the malware download, while HTML/Iframe.B denotes a generic detection of malicious IFRAME tags embedded in HTML pages, which redirect the browser to a specific URL location containing malicious software. INF/Autorun represents a variety of malware using the file autorun.inf as a way of compromising a PC. This file contains information on programs meant to run automatically when removable media (often USB flash drives) are accessed by a Windows PC user.



Global Threats According to ESET Live Grid® Statistics (April 2012)

Global Threats According to ESET Live Grid® Statistics (April 2012)

Threats in Europe According to ESET Live Grid® Statistics (April 2012)

Threats in Europe According to ESET Live Grid® Statistics (April 2012)









About ESET Live Grid®

ESET Live Grid® is ESET’s cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions worldwide. This continual streaming of information provides ESET Malware Lab specialists with real-time accurate snapshot of the nature and scope of global infiltrations. Careful analysis of the threats, attack vectors and patterns serves ESET to fine-tune all heuristic and signature updates ̶ to protect its users against tomorrow’s threats.

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