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Virus Encyclopedia

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Antivirus7

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Antivirus7
Technical name:Adware/Antivirus7
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; IIS

First detected on:March 24, 2010
Detection updated on:May 27, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Antivirus7 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.

Antivirus7 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 

    

Antivirus7 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms bellow:

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

    Antivirus7 icon
  • Then, the program starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:

    Analysis carried out by Antivirus7
  • Once the scan is finished, it displays alert messages like the following, warning of malware infections:

    Warning message displayed by Antivirus7