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Antispyware3000

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Antispyware3000
Technical name:Adware/Antispyware3000
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:Feb. 25, 2009
Detection updated on:March 2, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Antispyware3000 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.

Antispyware3000 can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Antispyware3000 is easy to recognize as, it shows the following symptoms:

  • It has the following icon:

  • When it is run, it starts scanning the computer in search for possible malware and shows random and false results:

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