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Fast Windows Antivirus 2011

Posted: April 8, 2011

ScreenshotFast Windows Antivirus 2011 is a copy of various other rogue anti-virus programs, and like them uses many different types of false positive infection alerts to scare you into giving away your money. The fake company behind Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 has nothing but high praise for Fast Windows Antivirus 2011's security functions, but Fast Windows Antivirus 2011's only true functions are with regards to issuing fake warnings and hindering the operation of your computer's security features. Naturally, removing Fast Windows Antivirus 2011, rather than paying for Windows Antivirus 2011, is the best possible thing to do.

Not So Fast, Fast Windows Antivirus 2011!

The most common way of getting infected by Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is through visiting a malicious website that runs a fake system scan and suggests that your PC is full of infections. The offered download link for a theoretical anti-malware tool is actually a rogue anti-virus program like Fast Windows Antivirus 2011. Alternately, you can also get saddled with Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 by exposure to a Trojan that installs Windows Antivirus 2011 after the Trojan itself was downloaded through abuse of unnoticeable browser scripts.

Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 will exhibit a pretense of system scans and show alerts to make you think Windows Antivirus 2011 is a useful security program. The following alerts appear on a PC::

Windows Security alert
Your system might be at risk now.
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 using Fast Windows Antivirus 2011.

INFILTRATION ALERT
Your computer is being attacked by a Internet Virus.
It could be a password stealing attack, a Trojan – dropper or similar.

Windows can't [sic] play the folowing [sic] media formats: AVI;WMV;AVS;FLV;MKV;MOV;3GP;MP4;MPG;MPEG;MP3;AAC;WAV;WMA;CDA;FLAC;M4A;MID. Update your video and sound codec to resolve this issue!

System warning!
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system has been detected on your PC. It's highly recommended you scan your PC right now.

"System warning!
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer."

Since Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 uses alerts like these no matter what's happening to your PC, you should assume that everything Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 announces is completely fake, despite the use of legitimate-looking Windows Security Alert windows. This includes attempts by Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 to alert you to program crashes, since Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 will crash these programs itself and then use the fake warnings to cover up Windows Antivirus 2011's tracks.

Purchasing a registration key for a rogue anti-virus program like Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is absolutely inadvisable and can only open your PC up to other potential harm. Ignore this threat's sleek appearance and delete Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 the same way you would delete any mere Trojan or virus.

The Less Obvious Dangers Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 Holds in Hand

Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is closely related to other rogue security programs like Advanced Virus Remover, Security Essentials 2010 and Internet Security 2011. As is the case with all of these threats, Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 will shoehorn Windows Antivirus 2011's way into your default Windows startup routine by corrupting your Registry. Even if you close it, Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 may still be active in the background. Background memory processes for hidden programs like Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 can be seen in Task Manager and similar applications.

Although removing Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is essential for keeping your PC safe to use, it's difficult to accomplish the job while Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is still running. An active Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 may hijack your web browser to stop you from downloading files or visiting security-related websites. Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 is also extremely likely to shut down any anti-malware scanners you try to launch.

The answer to all this is, obviously, to refrain Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 from running at all before you try to delete Fast Windows Antivirus 2011. A reboot into Safe Mode often prevents simpler threats like Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 from running, which gives you a sterile environment for scanning your computer. Deleting Fast Windows Antivirus 2011 and other malware by manually removing the files isn't the best solution, since it will often result in partial deletions that cause system malfunctions. Using proper and fully updated security programs is the most adequate and safest way to remove Fast Windows Antivirus 2011.


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File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
    2 %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    3 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Fast Windows Antivirus 2011.lnk
    4 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fast Windows Antivirus 2011\
    5 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fast Windows Antivirus 2011\Fast Windows Antivirus 2011.lnk
    6 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fast Windows Antivirus 2011\Uninstall Fast Windows Antivirus 2011.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Fast Windows Antivirus 2011"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

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