July 26, 2011

BlueFlare Antivirus.


BlueFlare Antivirus is a fake security program that is spread by trojans.
Such programs infect your PC and try to convince you into buying full version by detecting fake problems on one’s PC. While BlueFlare Antivirus and other similar programs do not harm your PC physically, we advice against paying for any fake software. First, this software is completely useless and thus money is stolen from you. Secondly, your money will be used for developing new versions of such malware. This rogue is related to Milestone Antivirus and SysInternals Antivirus rogues. First BlueFlare Antivirus (testing ones, apparently) infections were noticed around 05 July, 2011.

Blue Flare Antivirus uses a bit different way to scare you into buying its full version. Most of the fake AVs are trying to emulate a problem with your PC only. However, BlueFlare Antivirus will try to convince you that your reputation is in danger as well. It will show various popups claiming that you send out emails containing spam messages or sleazy offers. Although they are “blocked” according to this rogue, many will get scared that their co-workers or their boss will get one of such emails signed by them.

Removal:
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • conhost.exe
  •  csrss.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. c:\Program Files\conhost.exe
  2. c:\Program Files\csrss.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\QTUpdate
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = 'C:\Program Files\conhost.exe "%1" %*'
Although it is possible to manually remove fake BlueFlare Antivirus, 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.
 

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