AntiVira Av Description
AntiVira Av is a new member of the fake anti-spyware programs family. This bouncing bundle of ugly will pretend to be handy security software, when all it delivers to your doorstep is a parcel of error messages about problems it made itself! Although superficially benign, the true purpose driving AntiVira Av is no less malignant than cancerous tissue, and it should never be tolerated on any computer system.
A Look into the Eyes of Software-Based Evil
AntiVira Av is closely linked to preexisting rogue programs such as Security Shield, differing primarily in name and outer appearance than in actual function. It’s been reported to take the place of the Antivirus .NET threat as the latest spin on the old Fake.SpyPro rogue infection.
AntiVira Av is wickedly ingenious in its reproduction methods, using the latest and most efficient Black Hat techniques to spread throughout the web. Black Hat strategies attempt to force websites to the top ranks in Google and other high-visibility search engines on the web – regardless of how relevant the actual content is. This can include tactics as crude as high-density keyword stuffing and as sophisticated as intricately-built social network link webs. If you want to avoid the AntiVira Av infection, you’ll have to take care at all times to be wary about social networking content, since AntiVira Av will usually try to infect systems without directly informing the user.
What Should You Do if AntiVira Av Lurks on Your Hard Drive
AntiVira Av will at first try to tell you that your computer is at severe risk, and then secondly offer itself as the best possible solution. AntiVira AV will open up with a salvo of error messages that deliver warnings of highly dangerous threats. These messages often superficially mimic the appearance of legitimate warnings and alerts from the operating system.
Along with the errors, AntiVira Av will prompt you to allow it to scan. Since AntiVira Av follows standard rogue procedures by having no anti-malware capabilities, these scans are pointless. The result, regardless of the actual state of your computer, will always be that AntiVira Av will announce that some infections could not be removed. This method is intended to give the user incentive to purchase the program, which has no more anti-malware features than the original infection.
Regardless of how difficult it becomes to use your computer or what information is at risk, giving AntiVira Av your money will not solve anything! In fact, it’s highly likely that you’ll open yourself up to identity theft and other abuses of your personal information. Besides that, leaving even the full version of AntiVira Av on your system will only make it more vulnerable and hamper your computer’s performance. The answer is clear: you have to take AntiVira Av out before it takes your computer out.
The Fix for Your Foe
The greatest risk with a new rogue program like AntiVira Av is when a user tries to scan for it with an outdated real anti-spyware software that can’t detect it, and the user assumes everything is fine. Security software that isn’t completely up to date may not even see malware as recent as AntiVira Av or may only see an inadequate portion of it.
Another common mistake users may make when trying to delete AntiVira Av is running the scans with AntiVira Av still active. Most malware such as AntiVira Av will try to save themselves from imminent destruction, and can often do so easily if still running while a scan is ongoing. To get rid of it properly, one must first prevent it from initializing in the first place. This is usually done by rebooting into Safe Mode, which allows only a bare minimum of programs to start up. If you need access to the Internet to download software updates or other necessary tools to remove AntiVira Av, Safe Mode with Networking should be your choice. Either one can be accessed by hitting F8 while the system boots, before Windows starts. This will get you into a Windows Advanced Options menu that will allow you to sidestep AntiVira Av’s automatic startup.
Don’t underestimate the potential threat AntiVira Av presents to your system. It may seem friendly, but the only friendliness it has to offer is that of a smiling thug holding you at gunpoint!
AntiVira Av Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with AntiVira Av? To safely & quickly detect AntiVira Av, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect AntiVira Av What happens if AntiVira Av 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 %TEMP%\ pqpmrjkwq\ wsnablnsika.exe 644
Posted: February 8, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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