Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud is a dropper Trojan that assists the propagation of rogue anti-malware programs from the ‘OpenCloud’ family. An initial attack by Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud is most likely to occur after you visit a malicious site that uses drive-by-download scripts to install Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud, although other means of infection (such as by P2P files) are also possible. Because Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud’s presence almost always coincides with the presence of highly-visible scamware products, you should have little trouble figuring out if Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud is on your PC. However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers caution against trying to delete Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud yourself, and recommend, for the safety of your computer, that you use appropriate anti-malware programs to remove both Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud and any OpenCloud products that Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud may have installed without your consent.
Why Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud Only Has Fake Threat Detection to Offer You
Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud and its cohorts (the rogue anti-malware programs known as Cloud Protection, Cloud AV 2012, OpenCloud AV, OpenCloud Security and OpenCloud Antivirus) may look like respectable security products and may even create realistic-looking error messages, but SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have long since discovered that they lack any form of genuine anti-malware feature set. Instead of giving your PC actual protection, products that are installed by Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud will interfere with your PC in an attempt to make you spend money on a panicky quick-fix.
- Fake warning messages, system scans and other forms of misinformation that wrongly portray your PC to be infected by nonexistent threats (such as keyloggers or banking Trojans).
- Browser redirect attacks that redirect your web browser to OpenCloud websites.
- Security programs that fail to launch or experience malfunctions while in use.
All of these attacks are designed to deprive you of real anti-malware software and encourage you to pay for an OpenCloud program that Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud is peddling, just so you can put a stop to the above problems. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts are glad to note that this is an unnecessarily-wasteful solution, since Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud and its payload can be removed without spending a single cent on the matter.
Getting Rid of Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud with Your PC Intact
Even though Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud’s rogue security products will try to make you think that purchasing them could be your only solution, the real cure to a Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud problem is to delete Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud and its respective payload with a real anti-malware application. Since Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud may try to block your software, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend the following ways of working around Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud’s defenses:
- Renaming your anti-malware program’s .exe file so that it matches the name of a commonly-allowed process. Basic Windows programs like ‘winlogin.exe’ and ‘explorer.exe’ are generally-effective for this purpose.
- Disabling Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud by rebooting your PC and tapping F8 until the advanced boot menu appears. From this menu, you can select Safe Mode, which will launch Windows with a minimum of processes (hopefully-excluding Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud).
- Booting Windows from a CD or USB device (which bypasses the system components that Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud uses to launch itself).
Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.OpenCloud Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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Posted: October 28, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 8/10
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