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Antivirus Protection Trial

Posted: April 5, 2011

ScreenshotAntivirus Protection Trial is a rogue anti-virus application that offers fake anti-virus features as a cover for attacking your PC and demanding fraudulent credit card payments. The most dangerous symptoms of infection by Antivirus Protection Trial include blocked applications and a hijacked web browser, but Antivirus Protection Trial will also generate irritating and potentially dangerous fake desktop alerts and other errors. The rogue anti-virus program Antivirus Protection Trial has nothing good to offer to your PC with regards to anti-virus security, so you should have no hesitancy in removing Antivirus Protection Trial through proper anti-malware software whenever necessary.

Antivirus Protection Trial - A Self-Destructive Substitute for Real Antivirus Software

Antivirus Protection Trial belongs to the same overall rogue security application family as AntiMalware GO, AntiVira AV, Antivirus .NET and Antivirus Monitor, for just a few examples. These rogue anti-virus programs use similar interfaces and identical attacks on your PC but may not be easily detected by the same threat database updates for your scanners.

Antivirus Protection Trial and Antivirus Protection Trial's rogue anti-virus programs kin are known for infecting computers through fake online scanners, browser exploits for forced downloads and through Trojan payload drops. Once on your machine, Antivirus Protection Trial will appear as a trial of anti-virus security software and will immediately show infection warnings similar to the one below:

Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.

Antivirus Protection Trial will often use these errors combined with blocking security and Windows maintenance programs like Task Manager. For instance, you may see the error below if Notepad is blocked:

Security Alert
Virus Alert!
Application can't be started! The file notepad.exe is damaged. Do you want to activate your anti-virus software now?

In all cases, it's important to realize that Antivirus Protection Trial is feeding you false information with Antivirus Protection Trial's desktop alerts and Antivirus Protection Trial's scanner results to force you to purchase a registration key. Antivirus Protection Trial will even advertise the detection of nonexistent infection types like Banker.Fox.A!

Protecting Your PC from Antivirus Protection Trial

Removing Antivirus Protection Trial through using good anti-malware is the best action you can take, but it may be difficult to download the right software if you don't already possess it. Antivirus Protection Trial will attempt to hijack your web browser and may redirect you from security websites or cancel downloads.

As a rule of thumb, distrust any unusual information presented by your web browser and avoid typing in passwords or other private information unless you've verified that Antivirus Protection Trial isn't running. Rebooting your computer in Safe Mode with Networking will, in most cases, let you start up your PC without Antivirus Protection Trial running automatically. At that point, it should be relatively simple to get the right anti-malware scanner to remove Antivirus Protection Trial and any related Trojans.


File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures"'1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter "Enabled" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyEnable" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyOverride" = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = ''HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '.exe'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Antivirus Protection Trial may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

One Comment

  • Shirleen Shortes says:

    I am new to this computer thing and I clicked on the Win 7 by accident and not sure how to go about getting rid of it.I have read the insturctions but not sure how to do or where to go to start the process of getting rid of this thing.