Trojan-PSW.Win32.Coced.215 is part of a phony security threat, exploited by several fake anti-virus programs, including Antivirus 2008, which use malicious advertising strategies.
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Coced.215 appears in a pop-up message, which states that:
Dangerous files found! Your privacy is at Risk!
To prevent yourself from personal data loss, you need to install a special application to help protect your personal data from possible theft or unauthorized use.
The message also includes a bogus list of infections, and amongst them – Trojan-PSW.Win32.Coced.215. In case you have come across this alert, do not get scared, the information in it is completely bogus. What it aims at is misleading the user into thinking a number of viruses have crept into the computer, and when the victim is scared enough, the deceitful program forces through its bogus full version. This fake alert is also displayed as a result of a scan, performed by the rogue Antivirus 2008.
The Trojan-PSW.Win32.Coced.215 pop-up is not only irritating, since it is displayed every time and again, but it also impedes your work. In case it manages to introduce Antivirus 2008 into the system, this can lead to serious system damages and security problems. Though the fake warning is not as dangerous as the product it promotes, it is highly recommended that you remove it as soon as possible since it is a sign for a virus's presence, which can lead to the download of additional malware.
Note: The malware pieces that bring such pop-ups inside a computer are mostly transmitted via compromised websites. Therefor, you should be very cautious when following links. If the link looks fishy, the best thing is to skip it. Another effective prevention strategy is to keep all your software updated, because updates are patched against many of the existing online threats. Not-updated programs create vulnerabilities in the system that are used by the Trojans, carrying rogue infections.