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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

PersonalAntivirus

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PersonalAntivirus
Technical name:Adware/PersonalAntivirus
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

First detected on:April 14, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 28, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

PersonalAntivirus 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.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

PersonalAntivirus 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 once finished, it displays a warning message with the results of the analysis:

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