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May 25, 2012

Risk Level 1: Very Low

SecShieldFraud!gen7 is a heuristic detection used to detect threats associated with SecurityShieldFraud.

The threat SecShieldFraud!gen7 was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on May 25, 2012 and was classified as Misleading Application.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on May 25, 2012 revision 004. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

SecShieldFraud!gen7 Threat Assessment
Wild LevelLow
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
Damage LevelLow
Distribution LevelLow

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of SecShieldFraud!gen7 is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

This threat affect the following operating systems:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000

More information about SecShieldFraud!gen7, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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