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Secure32

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Secure32
Technical name:Adware/Secure32
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Subtype: Adware
Effects:  

It downloads malware from Internet and modifies the Start, Local and Default Page of Internet Explorer. It can be automatically downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 21, 2005
Detection updated on:July 29, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Secure32 is an adware program that downloads several types of malware to the affected computer, such as other adware, spyware and Trojans.

Additionally, it modifies the Start Page, Local Page and Default Page. Instead, it opens Internet Explorer windows that contain an image whose aim is to deceive users, making them believe that their computer is affected by spyware and enticing them into purchasing a rogue antispyware program.

Secure32 can be installed in the affected computer without user consent, as it is automatically downloaded while accessing several adult sites or pirated software websites that use vulnerability exploits in order to affect computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Secure32 is easy to recognize, as when the Start Page, Local Page or Default page is opened, it displays an Internet Explorer window containing the following image instead: