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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It installs in the affected computer spyware and adware programs to make users purchase the full version of the program. It exploits vulnerabilities in order to be automatically downloaded when accessing certain websites, or it can be voluntarily downloaded from a web page.
|First detected on:||Sept. 27, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||March 3, 2006|
WorldAntiSpy is a program that installs in the affected computer spyware, adware and other threats to cause alarm and make users purchase the full version of the program.
WorldAntiSpy can be installed in the affected computer without user consent, as it is automatically downloaded while accessing websites that use vulnerability exploits in order to affect computers.
Additionally, it can be voluntarily downloaded from the web page www.secantispy.com.
WorldAntiSpy is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It creates a shortcut link on the Desktop:
- Later on, the following message appears on screen: