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UltraDefraggerFraud

Updated:
November 21, 2010 1:11:47 PM
Also Known As:
WindowsRecovery [Symantec]
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
Ultra Defragger
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Behavior

UltraDefraggerFraud is a misleading application that gives exaggerated reports of hard disk errors on the computer.

The program performs a fake hard disk scan and falsely reports back several critical errors. It prompts the user to activate the program in order to resolve the errors. Activation involves visiting a predefined Web page and performing a payment transaction.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 21, 2010 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 30, 2013 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 21, 2010 revision 032
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 30, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 24, 2010
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