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It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. In order to convince users that the computer is infected from time to time the screen fades to black and other times blinks with different colours. 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. 22, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||June 15, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
DesktopSecurity2010 is an adware program that warns users of unexisting threats in their computers so that they purchase a certain program that removes them from the computer.
Additionally, in order to make users think that their computer is really infected, it displays a warning message when the computer is restarted, and from time to time the screen fades to black and other times blinks with different colours.
DesktopSecurity2010 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.
DesktopSecurity2010 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- It reaches the computer in a file with the following icon:
- When it is run, a screen to install the program is displayed:
- Once installed, it starts to carry out a system scan in search for possible malware and once finished, it displays warning messages informing users that the computer is infected: