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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MalwareAlarm

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MalwareAlarm
Technical name:Adware/MalwareAlarm
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It deceives users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers and entices them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats. It can be downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 21, 2006
Detection updated on:June 8, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MalwareAlarm is an adware program that attempts to deceive users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

MalwareAlarm is easy to recognize as, once installed, an alarm-shaped icon appears in the System Tray: