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It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. It restarts the computer and it is blocked until users purchase the license of the 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.
|First detected on:||April 8, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||June 18, 2010|
TotalPCDefender2010 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.
If users do not follow the recommendations of the program, the computer will be restarted and they will only see on screen a window of the program scanning the system, which would prevent users from working with the computer.
TotalPCDefender2010 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.
TotalPCDefender2010 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- It reaches the computer in a file with the following icon:
- When this file is run, the program is installed in the computer and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:
- From time to time, it displays alert messages, warning users that malware gas been detected in the computer: