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PeakProtection2010

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PeakProtection2010
Technical name:Adware/PeakProtection2010
Threat level:Medium
Type:Adware
Effects:  

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.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Aug. 26, 2010
Detection updated on:Sept. 1, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

PeakProtection2010 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.

PeakProtection2010 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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

PeakProtection2010 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:

  • When it is run, it displays the window of an installer, like the following:

    PeakProtection2010 installation window
  • Once installed, the computer is restarted and the following screen is displayed, where ony one option can be selected:

    Screen displayed by PeakProtection2010
  • When users click on this button, it stats scanning the system and once ended, it shows the results wih the infected and restored files:

    Results of the scan carried out by PeakProtection2010