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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.
|First detected on:||July 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||July 28, 2009|
SmartDefenderPro 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.
SmartDefenderPro 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.
SmartDefenderPro is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, the program starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:
- Once finished, a warning message is displayed, informing users that their computer is infected: