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AntiSpywareMaster

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AntiSpywareMaster
Technical name:Adware/AntiSpywareMaster
Threat level:Medium
Type: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:April 2, 2008
Detection updated on:May 22, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

AntiSpywareMaster 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.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

AntiSpywareMaster is easy to recognize as, once installed, a multicoloured square-shaped icon appears in the System Tray: