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WinEnterpriseDefender

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WinEnterpriseDefender
Technical name:Adware/WinEnterpriseDefender
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.fuv,
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:Oct. 23, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 19, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

WinEnterpriseDefender 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.

WinEnterpriseDefender 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 

    

WinEnterpriseDefender is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms bellow:

  • Once installed, it creates an icon and a link to access to the program in the Desktop:

  • Then, the interface of the program is displayed, which has the following appearance: