Active Pro Security Antivirus

Posted: June 5, 2011

Active Pro Security Antivirus Description

As a member in a small family of rogue security programs, Active Pro Security Antivirus creates false positive pop-ups and fake system scan results to show off its nonexistent infection-removing functions. Active Pro Security Antivirus exists for the sole purpose of stealing your credit card number, but there's no reason to purchase an Active Pro Security Antivirus license since Active Pro Security Antivirus wholly lacks beneficial features. Active Pro Security Antivirus is known to cause browser hijacks and may also block programs and cause other problems for your PC's security. You should remove Active Pro Security Antivirus by using genuine security software whenever such software is available. Active Pro Security Antivirus is a variant of the rogue program Active Pro Security 2011.

How Active Pro Security Antivirus Endangers Your PC

Active Pro Security Antivirus infections are typically acquired by Trojans that drop Active Pro Security Antivirus or similar rogue programs as payloads. Keeping your browser up to date, disabling scripts by default and having an active firewall will help prevent these Active Pro Security Antivirus-delivering Trojan attacks. Active Pro Security 2011 infections should be considered identical to Active Pro Security Antivirus infections since both programs share much of the same code.

Once Active Pro Security Antivirus is on your computer, you'll be subjected to attacks like:

  • Browser hijacks. These hijacks have been reported to go so far as to block off all websites except for the Active Pro Security Antivirus homepage. Browser hijacks are usually accomplished by abuse of proxy server settings or corrupt Registry entries. Active Pro Security Antivirus browser hijacks don't indicate that your browser or Internet connection is damaged.
  • Fake system scan displays that falsely detect dozens of infections. You won't see these infections caught by other types of security software since Active Pro Security Antivirus makes up threats instead of really detecting them.
  • Pop-up alerts that contain more false positives; these pop-ups may be used to redirect you to the Active Pro Security Antivirus website.

How to Take Care of Active Pro Security Antivirus and Revive Your PC

Avoid any contact with websites related to Active Pro Security Antivirus, since these websites may attack your PC with Trojans and other threats. If you've purchased Active Pro Security Antivirus by accident, call your credit card company and have both the charge and the card itself canceled.

Most victims of Active Pro Security Antivirus infections have difficulty removing Active Pro Security Antivirus without using anti-virus software, since Active Pro Security Antivirus's Registry entries and other sophisticated components are difficult to find and delete. Since Active Pro Security Antivirus is a new rogue threat as of June 2011, you should update any security software before using it to scan your computer. Older threat definition databases may not be equipped to deal with Active Pro Security Antivirus.

Like the majority of rogue programs, Active Pro Security Antivirus will run automatically. This can easily be thwarted by using Safe Mode or a CD-based system boot to avoid triggering Active Pro Security Antivirus's startup routine.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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