Palladium Pro Description
Palladium Pro is the successor to the Palladium Antivirus rogue scanner, with only a minor name change and other tweaks to differentiate Palladium Pro from that recent malware. Palladium Pro uses traditional rogue software tricks like running non-authentic scans and creating lying error messages to use fear as a tool to grab your money. Palladium Pro also shares another trait with most rogue software; in that Palladium Pro is also distributed by the fake Microsoft Security Essentials AlertMalware. This malware will infect your computer on the sly and make you install Palladium Pro or another rogue scanner. Both these infections should be thoroughly exterminated when found, since they have no upsides and bring serious disadvantages to any machine they lurk within.
Sidestepping the Palladium Pro Contagion
As a newer piece of malware, the Palladium Pro rogue scanner is best thwarted by equally freshly-updated anti-malware tools. Since the infection rates indicate that Palladium Pro comes from Russia, being especially careful around sources from that region may also help you in keeping Palladium Pro from infecting you.
Although it might have other means of getting around, Palladium Pro’s main transportation is without a doubt the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan. This Trojan malware will slip onto your system quietly through various subversive methods, and trick you into downloading Palladium Pro rogue scanner payload with an error message similar in format to one from Microsoft. Ignoring that initial install prompt, and quickly destroying the Trojan with a fast scan will keep Palladium Pro out of your hard drive with little effort on your part.
Have Palladium Pro’s Claws Sunk Into Your Hard Drive?
In contrast to Trojans, rogue program like Palladium Pro aren’t capable of hiding themselves and still fulfilling their goal of taking your money.
After a scan, Palladium Pro will always report that most but not all infections were cleaned. Although the rogue scanner didn’t actually do anything, Palladium Pro wants you to think it’s a valuable product, as well as one that you still need urgently. Palladium Pro will then try to redirect you towards a purchase form for a registered version of Palladium Pro software. Buying Palladium Pro is buying a scam, and a hazardous one at that. You’re giving your information and money away to hackers!
The Other Crosses Palladium Pro Forces You to Bear
Palladium Pro isn’t content to stop with just an occasional scan, which would make Palladium Pro a pleasantly ignorable rogue scanner. No, Palladium Pro prefers to badger the user constantly with false system alerts, desktop error messages and a number of different variations of the Palladium Pro that take visual precedence over proper system functions. Besides all its thieving rogue scanner and adware traits, Palladium Pro is pretty likely to shut down parts of your system’s security, allowing other kinds of malware inside. For all these reasons, Palladium Pro is only ‘pro’ at damaging your machine, so wiping the rogue scanner out with an anti-malware scanner should be the obvious recourse.
Palladium Pro Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Palladium Pro? To safely & quickly detect Palladium Pro, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Palladium Pro What happens if Palladium Pro does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
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 %APPDATA%\palladium.exe 410 2 %APPDATA%\ palladium.exe 330
Posted: January 3, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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