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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:||July 21, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||July 24, 2009|
SecretService 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.
SecretService 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.
SecretService is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- When it is run, an interface like the following is displayed, which is similar to a legitimate security program:
- Additionally, it adds an icon belonging to the program in the taskbar of the Internet Explorer browser: