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Security Scanner 2008

Posted: September 16, 2008

Security Scanner 2008, also known as SecurityScanner2008 or SecurityScanner 2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program that sells itself as a spyware removal tool. Security Scanner 2008 may install in your computer system through a Trojan found on a fake video codec download. Once infected, you'll be bombarded with fake popups stating that you're infected with spyware.

In order to remove the supposed spyware infections, Security Scanner 2008 offers you to buy its "licensed" program.
Moreover, Security Scanner 2008 may use its fake system scanner and display erroneous scan results in an attempt to scare you and push you to buy the full Security Scanner 2008 version of the program. Security Scanner 2008 may redirect your web browser to malicious websites and install additional malware. Security Scanner 2008 may cause computer slowdowns.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 SecurityScanner2008.exe

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