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SpyHeal

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SpyHeal
Technical name:Application/SpyHeal
Threat level:Low
Alias:sysprotectionpage.com
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It scans the computer in search for threats and if it finds any, it entices them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats.

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Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:July 10, 2006
Detection updated on:June 28, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

SpyHeal belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs.

SpyHeal scans the affected computer in search for possible threats. If found, it warns users of the presence of malware on their systems. In order to delete them, users are requested to purchase a certain program.

SpyHeal can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SpyHeal is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • The icon belonging to SpyHeal is the following:

  • When it is run, it automatically scans the affected computer in search for non-existing threats: