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FastAntivirus2009

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:FastAntivirus2009
Technical name:Adware/FastAntivirus2009
Threat level:Medium
Type:Adware
Effects:  

It is an adware program which 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 reach the computer through banners or pop-up windows which are displayed in certain websites.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 10, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 1, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

FastAntivirus2009 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.

Additionally, it prevents many files from being run, which belong to antivirus and security programs, and firewalls, among others, leaving the computer vulnerable against possible malware.

FastAntivirus2009 can reach the computer when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program.

Visible Symptoms 

    

FastAntivirus2009 is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • When it is run, it displays a window like the following:

  • Once installed, the program starts scanning the hard disk in search for possible malware: