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DefenseCenter 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.
DefenseCenter 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.
DefenseCenter is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- When it is run, a windows like the following is displayed:
- Once run, it starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:
- When finished, it displays a warning message informing users that their computer is infected: