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It is an adware program which 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 reach the computer through banners or pop-up windows which are displayed in certain websites.
|First detected on:||June 25, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 16, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
AVProtection2009 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.
AVProtection2009 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.
AVProtection2009 is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, it displays a window like the following which simulates that an antivirus program is being installed:
- Once installed, the program starts scanning the system in search for possible malware: