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SecurityShieldFraud

Updated:
July 17, 2013 10:46:28 AM
Also Known As:
Troj/FakeAV-CDA [Sophos]
Type:
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.





The program displays a message once it has been installed.





The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.






The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.





The program periodically displays messages informing the user that the computer has been infected.








Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM NUMBER].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Shield.lnk
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