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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.
|First detected on:||May 17, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||May 20, 2010|
MacroVirus 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.
MacroVirus 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.
MacroVirus 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 installaton process of the program is started:
- Once installed, the interface of the program is opened and it starts scanning the system in search for possible malware. The results of the analysis indicate that the computer is infected: