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WinPolicePro

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WinPolicePro
Technical name:Adware/WinPolicePro
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 certain websites where banners or pop-up windows are displayed.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 22, 2009
Detection updated on:Dec. 21, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

WinPolicePro 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.

WinPolicePro 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. It can also reach the computer in a link that can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

WinPolicePro is easy to recognize, as when it is run, a window like the following is displayed, informing users that their computer is infected. It also displays the results of a scan that has been supposedly carried out before: