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PrivacyCenter

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PrivacyCenter
Technical name:Adware/PrivacyCenter
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Packed.Win32.Krap.ag,
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

First detected on:March 30, 2009
Detection updated on:June 18, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

PrivacyCenter 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.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • When it is run, it displays several warning messages indicating that the computer is infected:



  • Then, it connects to a certain website in order to scan the computer in search for possible malware and shows random and false results:

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