MicroAV Security Center

Posted: September 12, 2008

MicroAV Security Center Description

MicroAV Security Center is a rogue anti-spyware program and clone of Micro Antivirus 2009 and MS Antivirus 2008. MicroAV Security Center was created to make you believe your computer is flooded with spyware to then offer the full MicroAV Security Center program to remove the supposed spyware infections. You may have downloaded MicroAV Security Center's trial version from a rogue website thinking it would solve your spyware issues or a Trojan (bundled in a fake video codec download) may have leaped into your system.

Once infected by MicroAV Security Center, you'll be bombarded with fake popups and security alerts stating that you're infected with spyware. In order to remove the supposed spyware infections, you may be pushed into a rogue website to buy MicroAV Security Center's "licensed" program as a legitimate software. MicroAV Security Center is not capable of detecting or removing any spyware infections found in your computer system. MicroAV Security Center is a scam and should be avoided by all means. MicroAV Security Center may cause computer slowdowns.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\MicroAV Security Center.lnk
    2 c:\Program Files\MSA
    3 c:\Program Files\MSA\MSA.cpl
    4 c:\Program Files\MSA\MSA.exe
    5 c:\Program Files\MSA\msa0.dat
    6 c:\Program Files\MSA\msa1.dat
    7 c:\WINDOWS\system32\MSA.cpl
    8 MicroAV Security Center.exe
    9 MicroAV Security Center.lnk
    10 MicroAV.exe
    11 Uninstall MicroAV Security Center.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiVirusHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MSAHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus"HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.keyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus"

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