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SystemProtector

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

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.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 30, 2009
Detection updated on:Sept. 4, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SystemProtector 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.

SystemProtector can be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SystemProtector is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • When users visit certain websites that simulate false scans, it carries out a scan of the system and displays a message indicating the computer is infected:

  • Then, it downloads the following file to the computer:

  • When it is run, it displays an installation window of the program:

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