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AntivirusSuite

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AntivirusSuite
Technical name:Adware/AntivirusSuite
Threat level:Medium
Type:Adware
Effects:  

It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. It does not allow the files with an EXE extension to be run and opens Internet Explorer windows belonging to websites for adults. 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:April 2, 2010
Detection updated on:June 18, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

AntivirusSuite is an adware program that warns users of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.

Additionally, it prevents users from working with the computer, as it blocks the execution of the files with an EXE extension, displaying a message informing them that these files are infected, and opens Internet Explorer windows belonging to several websites for adults.

AntivirusSuite 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 

    

AntivirusSuite is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:

  • As soon as the computer is infected, a notification like the following is displayed:

    Notification displayed by AntivirusSuite
  • Then, the interface of the program is displayed and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:

    AntivirusSuite interface  
  • Additionally, it displays Internet Explorer windows like the following which belong to websites for adults:

    Websites displayed by AntivirusSuite