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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It scans the computer in search for threats and if it finds any, it entices them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete such threats.>
|First detected on:||July 10, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||June 28, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SpyHeal belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs.
SpyHeal scans the affected computer in search for possible threats. If found, it warns users of the presence of malware on their systems. In order to delete them, users are requested to purchase a certain program.
SpyHeal can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
SpyHeal is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:
- The icon belonging to SpyHeal is the following:
- When it is run, it automatically scans the affected computer in search for non-existing threats: