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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 certain websites where banners or pop-up windows are displayed.
|First detected on:||Oct. 26, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||April 8, 2010|
GeneralAntivirus 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, if users do not follow the program's recommendations, when the computer is restarted, the so-called Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) is displayed and the computer is restarted.
GeneralAntivirus 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. It can also reach the computer in a link that can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.
GeneralAntivirus eis easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:
- It reaches the computer in a file which has the following name and icon:
- When it is run, the installation process of the program starts and several screens are displayed, among them the following:
- Once installed, the interface of the program is displayed: