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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 when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program.
|First detected on:||Feb. 8, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 16, 2010|
SafePcAv 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.
SafePcAv 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.
SafePcAv is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- When it is run and installed, the interface of the program is displayed and starts scanning the system in search for possible malware:
- Once finished, it displays a warning message informing users that their computer is not protected:
- It also adds the icon belonging to this fake antivirus to the taskbar: