Do you know what Worm.Win32.Netbooster is?
Worm.Win32.Netbooster, sometimes referred to as Worm.Win32 or Netbooster, is a rogue anti-spyware program that use to be a classified as a virus. Worm.Win32.Netbooster is similar to IE Defender which is another fake anti-spyware program that uses devious tricks to get users to pay for a full version of the rogue software. Through our experience, Worm.Win32.Netbooster is usually installed in a stealthily manor through either a Trojan, virus, or a fake video codec download.
Worm.Win32.Netbooster was discovered to display fake system alerts and popups to try to get users to buy the full licensed version of the Worm.Win32.Netbooster program. Usually the system alert message comes in the form of a critical system error that resembles the image below.
In non-techie terms: Worm.Win32.Netbooster is similar to other rogue anti-spyware programs such as IE Defender which both use illicit tactics to extort money from computer users. Worm.Win32.Netbooster may be promoted on malicious websites and it is recommended that all computer users avoid those sites no matter how legit they may look. Do not under any circumstances purchase Worm.Win32.Netbooster.
Aliases: Worm.Win32.Netbooster, Trojan.Win32, Worm.Win32 Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.gx, Netbooster