Advanced Antivirus

Advanced Antivirus Description

ScreenshotAdvanced Antivirus, also known as AdvancedAntivirus, is a rogue anti-virus program that displays a fake icon on your system tray stating that your computer is infected with spyware.

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Advanced Antivirus will use fake security messages to urge you to download their software and will prompt you into purchasing the full version of Advanced Antivirus. Advanced Antivirus is part of the same family of rogue anti-spyware programs as Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 and Ultimate Antivirus 2008.

Advanced Antivirus may try to download itself by using drive-by download methods. Advanced Antivirus will also launch on every Windows startup and may display excessive popup ads. Advanced Antivirus may be difficult to remove manually because it has the ability to recreate itself.


Trojan.FakeAV.BU.9 [SecureWeb-Gateway]Cloaked Malware [Prevx1]not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.i [Kaspersky]SHeur.CRIL [AVG]TR/FakeAV.BU.9 [AntiVir]Adware.AdvancedAntivirus.R.20992.A [ViRobot]TROJ_FAKEAV.BMN [TrendMicro]Trojan Horse [Symantec]Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt]Trojan.Win32.FakeVir.rq [Rising]

More aliases (95)

Advanced Antivirus Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Advanced Antivirus? To safely & quickly detect Advanced Antivirus we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

Visual & GUI Characteristics


File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 AAV.exe 284
    2 AAV.exe 281
    3 AAV.exe 269
    4 AAV.exe 265
    5 AAV.exe 262
    6 AAV.exe 259
    7 aav.cpl 237
    8 aav.cpl 234
    9 Advanced Antivirus.lnk 225
    10 aav.exe 222

    More files

Additional Information

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Posted: June 21, 2008 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 47


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  • Michael says:

    What if the virus will not let you into Task Manager?

  • Henry says:

    I also got this unwanted “antivirus” and it completely destroyed my system.
    If the Mo-F*ckers demand money for this, there must be a bank account to trace them? I have had it with all this virus shyte, I will break their legs when I find them

  • Lisa says:

    I was another Idiot that paid for it because my virus protection was out of date… I was wondering if there was a way to get money back? a number anything that I can do?

  • John says:

    ok well im of the ones who fell for it because i was actually trying to download something and my norton had expired so i thought that it was just something that my computer automatically deployed to help. well im going to uninstall but i want to know if there is a way to get my money back? please reply thanks

  • Alan says:

    You can also use system restore in Windows XP. It seemed to obliterate his stinking disease pretty darn quick!

  • SS says:

    i have this problem . i will try to get rid of it with your instructions. thank you , it is driving me nuuuuuuuuuuts. lol

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