Active Antivir

Posted: June 29, 2009

Active Antivir Description

Active Antivir is a fake spyware remover sometimes referred to as ActiveAntivir or Active Antivirus. Active Antivir is installed in secret and without your informed consent, onto your PC, due to trojans infiltrating the computer through security vulnerabilities. Active Antivir may also be installed through browser hijacking techniques. Once active, Active Antivir begins displaying annoying pop-up ads and fake security alerts testifying to your computer being infected with various parasites. Fake security scanners keep up the charade, tricking you into believing your PC is threatened by viruses, and that the only way to protect your computer is by purchasing and downloading the advertised spyware remover Active Antivir. This would be a mistake, though, as Active Antivir cannot help your computer in any way.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Active Antivir
    2 %Program Files%\Active Antivir

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Active AntivirHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Active Antivir"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Active Antivir

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