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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

VolcanoSecuritySuite

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VolcanoSecuritySuite
Technical name:Adware/VolcanoSecuritySuite
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; IIS

First detected on:Nov. 4, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 18, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

VolcanoSecuritySuite 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 programs, and even fake antivirus, so that the antivirus installed on the computer cannot detect it and the false antiviruses that could be installed cannot be run.

VolcanoSecuritySuite 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 

    

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

  • It reaches the computer in a file with the following icon:

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

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