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SpywareCleaner2010 is an adware program that deceives users passing itself off as a real antivirus program which warns users of unexisting threats and which protects the computer against any malware, in order to persuade them to purchase the product.
SpywareCleaner2010 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.
SpywareCleaner2010 is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, the installation process of the program is started:
- Once installed in the computer, the main interface of the program is opened and it displays a message notifying users that it is a free trial version:
- It also adds a shortcut to the Desktop: