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VirusResponseLab2009

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VirusResponseLab2009
Technical name:Adware/VirusResponseLab2009
Threat level:Medium
Alias:virusresponse2009,
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:Sept. 16, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 11, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

VirusResponseLab2009 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.

VirusResponseLab2009 can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

VirusResponseLab2009 is easy to recognize as, it shows the following symptoms:

  • It downloads and installs a fake antivirus program, which has the following interface:

  • This program scans the computer in search for possible malware.
  • Once it is finished, it displays a warning message indicating that the computer is infected with different types of malware:

  • Additionally, from time to time, it displays pop-up windows warning users of different malware attacks to the computer:

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