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Renus2008

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Renus2008
Technical name:Adware/Renus2008
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:March 20, 2009
Detection updated on:March 23, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Renus2008 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.

Renus2008 can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Renus2008 is easy to recognize as, it shows the following symptoms:

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

  • Once finished, it displays a warning message showing the results of the analysis: