Twofsoft.net

Posted: February 14, 2011

Twofsoft.net Description

Twofsoft.net is a malicious website used for the promotion of rogue software, particularly AntiVira Av. Visiting Twofsoft.net intentionally is never safe for your computer, and even accidental visits caused by browser hijacking attempts may cause harm to your system. If you're experiencing the latter, it's a sign of an infection related to Twofsoft.net already on your computer, and you should delete the infection and any other traces of Twofsoft.net with serious measures.

The Digital Malice Twofsoft.net Offers

If your browser redirects itself to Twofsoft.net or displays error messages containing links to the same site, your computer's an infection victim already. This will usually be AntiVira Av or a similar rogue scanner from the Antivirus .NET family of malware products. This malware can get in your computer by pretending to be real products, or by being downloaded automatically by covert Trojan infections.

Rogue security tools will strive to look genuine while actually causing great harm to your computer, primarily by presenting messages about fake errors. You should weed these false communications out from the actual errors you may be getting from your security software or your OS. Place similarly little import on their scans and other activities, which are all only facsimiles of real operations. Other common signs indicative of a rogue infection presence are:

  • Heavy use of system resources with no obviously visible justification.
  • Programs, most notably ones related to operating system diagnostics or security, will be disabled or become unstable.
  • New icons and files will appear on your computer, especially your desktop and your system folders.
  • Many different settings relating to web browsing or general security may be changed, always for the worse.

The Twofsoft.net site interface is designed to mimic the look of a real security software website, but lacks serious functionality. Any contact information is only given so that the criminals involved can try to sell you other fake software products. The actual AntiVira Av purchase form is only intended to take your money and private information without offering anything in return, since AntiVira Av serves no beneficial purpose even in its registered form.

Shoving Off the Twofsoft.net Hijacker

Any protracted involvement with Twofsoft.net increases your chances of getting infections besides the AntiVira Av rogue anti-spyware program, so avoiding contact of any sort must be your first concern. The second one must be to remove any infections that are forcing your browser towards Twofsoft.net.

Although Twofsoft.net uses pushy tactics to market its scams to the world, Twofsoft.net lacks any unusual defenses not already in use by other kinds of malware websites. Ridding yourself of its rogue products and browser hijackers is usually just a matter of rebooting into Safe Mode and using appropriate security software. The primary dangers of Twofsoft.net lie in the user not acting quickly enough or missing a related infection, so be both hasty and fastidious in your malware removal efforts.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
    2 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter Enabled = 0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ProxyEnable = 1HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ProxyOverride =HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:33921HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [RANDOM CHARACTERS].exeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

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