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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 downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
|First detected on:||Oct. 9, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 16, 2009|
SafeFighter 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.
SafeFighter can reach the computer downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it. The link can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.
SafeFighter is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It reaches the computer in a file with the following icon:
- When the file is run, it simulates the installation process of an antivirus program:
- Once installed, it starts scanning the system in search for possible malware: