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It is an adware program which deceives users and warns them of unexisting threats in their computers. 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:||April 22, 2010|
|Detection updated on:||April 23, 2010|
AntivirusPC2009 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.
AntivirusPC2009 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.
AntivirusPC2009 is easy to recognize, as it shows the symptoms below:
- When it is run, the program is installed in the computer and drops several files belonging to malware in order to detect them later in the analysis.
- First, it starts scanning the system and once finished, it notifies users that malware has been detected in the computer:
- Then, it displays alert messages, reminding users that the computer is infected: