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It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. It prevents users from working with the computer, as it does not allow executable files to be run and hides the icons of the Desktop. It can reach the computer in spam messages or through fraudulent websites.
|First detected on:||Oct. 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||May 31, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SecurityTool 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.
Additionally, once the computer is restarted, it prevents users from running any executable file and hides the icons of the Desktop, preventing users from working with the computer as usual.
SecurityTool can reach the computer in spam messages containing a link or an attached file, or through malicious websites that have obtained good positions in the search engines by using BlackHat Seo techniques.
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically, it refers to techniques used to improve the positioning of web pages in search engines (Yahoo, Google, etc.). BlackHat SEO refers specifically to the use of SEO techniques by cyber-criminals to promote their web pages.