Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers Avp-scanner.org


Posted: March 25, 2010

Avp-scanner.org is a browser hijacker which promotes Antivirus Plus rogue security software. Hackers behind this scam use a Trojan to enter the system stealthily and modify the web browser settings to redirect hapless Internet users to Avp-scanner.org for no particular reason. Avp-scanner.org is actually a fake system page which produces false results claiming the targeted computer is infected with malware. Soon the PC will be bombarded by popup alerts urging the purchase of Antivirus Plus to remove the alleged threats. Do not fall for this blatant scam and remove Avp-scanner.org and the related Trojan immediately.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %WINDOWS%\system\rundll32.exe
    2 Antivirus Plus.lnk
    3 AntivirusPlus.exe
    4 Uninstall Antivirus.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AntivirusPlus"

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