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It is a fake antivirus 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:||Aug. 24, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 5, 2010|
SecurityTool2010 is an adware program which warns users of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.
SecurityTool2010 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.
SecurityTool2010 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- When it is run, a windows like the following is displayed and it starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:
- Once finished, it displays several warning messagesinforming users that their computer is infected:
- Additionally, it creates a shortcut to the program in the Desktop: