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AntiAID

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AntiAID
Technical name:Adware/AntiAID
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 when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 13, 2009
Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

AntiAID 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.

AntiAID 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 

    

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

  • When the file is run, the installation process starts and the user has to follow several screens. One of the screens is the following:

  • Once installed, it simulates that the program is being loaded:

  • Then, it starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:

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