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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It warns users of non-existing threats on their computer, and entices them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats.
|First detected on:||Feb. 16, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 21, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SpyFalcon belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs.
SpyFalcon displays a message in the System Tray warning users of non-existing threats on their computer and enticing them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats.
SpyFalcon can be automatically downloaded when visiting certain websites, but it can also be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
SpyFalcon is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays the following message in the System Tray:
- It adds the following icon to the System Tray: