Win32/Adware.Virtumonde is an imaginary Trojan name used to threaten and trick users into buying the rogue anti-spyware application XP-Guard. The user gets infected after downloading the video codec that infects the computer with a nasty Trojan. In most cases, the trojan that infects the PC is called Zlob.
Zlob then displays false warning messages stating “Your browser was hijacked by Win32/Adware.Virtumonde” and recommends to download a rogue anti-spyware program, most probably XP-Guard, to allegedly remove Win32/Adware.Virtumonde. However, XP-Guard will not remove Win32/Adware.Virtumonde or fix your PC of other threats but may actually expose you to more security threats.
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File System Modifications
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name 1 %UserProfile%\Desktop\XP-Guard.lnk 2 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XPGuard\XP-Guard Web Site.lnk 3 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XPGuard\XP-Guard.lnk 4 c:\Program Files\XPGuard\install.log 5 c:\Program Files\XPGuard\unwise.exe 6 c:\Program Files\XPGuard\XP-Guard Web Site.url 7 c:\Program Files\XPGuard\XP-Guard.exe