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PersonalGuard2009

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PersonalGuard2009
Technical name:Adware/PersonalGuard2009
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 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:Sept. 9, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 12, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

PersonalGuard2009 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.

PersonalGuard2009 can reach the computer downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it. The link can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

PersonalGuard2009 is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer downloaded from the following website:

  • When the file is run, it is installed in the affected computer and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware: