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It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. In order to eliminate them, they are enticed to purchase a certain program. It can reach the computer downloaded from certain websites where banners or pop-up windows are displayed.
|First detected on:||May 26, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 4, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SecurityMasterAV is an adware program that deceives users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.
Additionally, it prevents users from accessing certain search engines and from running certain legitimate antivirus programs, leaving the computer unprotected.
SecurityMasterAV 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.