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SecurityMasterAV is an adware program that deceives users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.
Additionally, it prevents users from accessing certain search engines and from running certain legitimate antivirus programs, leaving the computer unprotected.
SecurityMasterAV can reach the computer when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program. It can also reach the computer in a link that can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.