April 22, 2011

Antivirus Protection.



Antivirus Protection is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus Soft and AV Security Suite.
This family of rogues is installed through the use of malware and exploit kits that download and install Antivirus Protection onto your computer without your permission. When this program is installed it will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts, and once started, will perform a scan of your computer and state that it has found numerous infections. It will not, though, tell you the files that are supposedly infected and will also state that you cannot remove anything until you first purchase the program. This is a complete scam, as the program is scripted to display infections every time it is run. That means if you reinstalled Windows and ran Antivirus Protection it would still say that you are infected. It does this to scare you into thinking that your computer has a security problem so that you will then purchase the program. When you purchase the program, though, all you do is waste your money as the program has no useful function for your computer.

The first is to make you think that your legitimate, and clean, programs are infected so that you will then purchase the rogue. The second reason is to block you from running any legitimate security programs that may help you remove this infection.
While Antivirus Protection is running it will also show you fake security alerts that attempt to further scare you into thinking you have a infection on your computer. These alerts will state that active malware has been detected or that your computer is under attack. Just like the other false infections alerts, these warnings are all fake and should be ignored. Last, but not least, Antivirus Protection will also configure your computer to use a proxy server at 127.0.0.1:47392, which is actually the Antivirus Protection program itself. This makes it that when you browse the web using Internet Explorer, the rogue will intercept all your web browser requests and instead display a page that shows a security warning about the site you are visiting.


Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • [random].exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\
  2. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\.[random].exe
  •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]"
Although it is possible to manually remove Antivirus Protection, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.

1 comments:

Anti-virus protection is vital in homes where kids or the elderly use the internet. Cyber criminals are frequently opportunists that take advantage of less computer-savvy users like youngsters and also the elderly. Numerous children and older men and women accidentally infect their own laptop or computer having a personal computer virus, or other malware, when they click what looks like a warning that pops-up on the screen warning about a virus. The pop-up message is fake and truly installs a pc virus on the pc.
computer technician

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