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February 13, 2007 11:47:40 AM
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


SaferScan is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.


Your Symantec program detects SaferScan.


This security risk is manually downloaded and installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 23, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 1, 2006
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