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FakeCRight

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

It deceives users passing itself off as a copyright program that warns them that illegal downloads have been detected in their computer and recommends them to pay a certain sum of money to solve the problem. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 13, 2010
Detection updated on:April 29, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

FakeCRight is an adware program designed to deceive users passing itself off as a copyright program that warns them that illegal downloads have been detected in their computer and that this action is considered as piracy.

Nevertheless, if users do not want that the case is sent to the court, they can pay a certain sum of money and the case will be solved.

If users do not follow the recommendations of the program and the computer is restarted, it will be blocked and they could not work with it any more.

The aim of the program in none other than obtaining money from users.

FakeCRight does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

FakeCRight is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

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

    Icon of FakeCRight.A
  • Once run, a message like the following is displayed on screen, warning users that illegal downloads have been detected in their computer and therefore this action is a piracy crime:

    Screen displayed by FakeCRight.A
  • If users close this window, a new alert message will be displayed in the Notification area:

    Warning displayed by FakeCRight.A
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