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Antivirus Security

Posted: September 11, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 70
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotAntivirus Security is a rogue anti-spyware program and clone of Internet Antivirus and Antivirus 2009. Antivirus Security may infect your computer through a Trojan, spam emails or it may have come bundled with another malicious program. Antivirus Security sells itself as an effective spyware remover tool, however, all it does is make you believe you're infected with numerous spyware threats to offer its "licensed" program.

Once you're infected, you'll receive a large amount of popups and system notifications of imaginary spyware threats found in your computer system. To remove these imaginary threats and "protect" yourself, you'll be redirected to Antivirus Security's website or another rogue website to finally purchase the rogue Antivirus Security's full version.

Antivirus Security's trial version is also able to run a fake computer system scan and display a list of security risks supposedly found in your computer system. These risks will not be removed unless you first buy Antivirus Security's "licensed" program. Moreover, Antivirus Security may install a Windows Control Panel file in your Control Panel. This Windows Control Panel file (named Protection Center) may state that you have no Antivirus protection and offer you links that redirect you to Antivirus 2009 's homepage (yes, Antivirus 2009 's homepage) to further download Antivirus Security's full program.


Technical Details

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:

avs.exe File name: avs.exe
Size: 1.18 MB (1183744 bytes)
MD5: db924706a824c5c43feebbe6a781d1ba
Detection count: 31
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
install[1].exe File name: install[1].exe
Size: 898.04 KB (898048 bytes)
MD5: c61f3df0220e78bd8050e47e7d57085f
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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  • dmartenet@yahoo.com says:

    We need any help possible to remove Security Antivirus. No matter what we do we can\'t get rid of it!

    Please advise!

  • richard dodd says:

    i have the antivirus 7 and cannot remove it. I need help. thanks

  • Homer K says:

    Just to be safe, don't download software you don't plan to use or applications you not sure of. some of us are enticed to install whatever it is we find cool or attractive, even if we don't know how to use it or even if it will only clutter our pcs.