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MalwareProtector2008

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MalwareProtector2008
Technical name:Adware/MalwareProtector2008
Threat level:Medium
Type:Adware
Effects:  

It deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. In order to eliminate them, they are enticed to purchase a certain program. 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:June 5, 2008
Detection updated on:June 8, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MalwareProtector2008 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.

MalwareProtector2008 can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MalwareProtector2008 is easy to recognize as, once installed, it shows the following symptoms:

  • When it is run, it establishes the following Desktop wallpaper:

  • Then, it displays messages, warning users that their computer is infected with malware:

  • From time to time, it establishes a screensaver with several cockroaches moving on the screen: