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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

YourProtection

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

It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. 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 8, 2010
Detection updated on:June 18, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

YourProtection 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 disables the Task Manager so that the user so that users cannot view processes that are being run.

YourProtection 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 

    

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

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

    Icon of YourProtection
  • When this file is run, it simulates the installation process of an antivirus solution:

    Installation process of YourProtection
  • Once installed, the interface of the program is displayed and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:

    Interface of YourProtection