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It deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. In order to eliminate them, they are enticed to purchase a certain program. It can be downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
|First detected on:||Oct. 20, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 6, 2009|
PCDefender2008 is an adware program that deceives users warning them of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.
PCDefender2008 can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
PCDefender2008 is easy to recognize as, it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, the following screen is displayed:
- Once installed, it scans the computer in search for possible malware:
- Additionally, it displays periodically a warning message in the Desktop, notifying the user that the system is infected: