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ISecurity2010

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ISecurity2010
Technical name:Adware/ISecurity2010
Threat level:Medium
Alias:InternetSecurity2010,
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; IIS

First detected on:Dec. 13, 2009
Detection updated on:May 21, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ISecurity2010 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.

ISecurity2010 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.

 

Note: This program only works properly in Windows English versions, as it installs itself in the Program Files directory. If it does not exist, it cannot be installed and an error message is displayed.

Visible Symptoms 

    

ISecurity2010 is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

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

  • When the file is run and installed, it opens the interface of the program and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware: