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Abacre Antivirus

Posted: July 27, 2009

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,380
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 1,152
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: June 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotAbacre Antivirus is a recent new addition to the army of fake spyware removers out there, using unique names in order to disassociate itself from other similar applications. Once active, Abacre Antivirus will launch fake system scans that report equally fabricated infection results, in order to scare you into purchasing the commercial version.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Abacre Antivirus\aavshield.exe\aavshield.exe File name: aavshield.exe
Size: 488.96 KB (488960 bytes)
MD5: 424010c8bde408b8869035cd0ee1dfeb
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Abacre Antivirus\aavshield.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 29, 2022
C:\Program Files (x86)\Abacre Antivirus\aav.exe\aav.exe File name: aav.exe
Size: 571.9 KB (571904 bytes)
MD5: 9812d2c0b71136d3ebc71bc304b3c326
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Abacre Antivirus\aav.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 29, 2022

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CookiesabacreDirectory%ProgramFiles%\Abacre AntivirusFile name without pathaavshield.exeAbacre Antivirus Scanner.lnkAbacre Antivirus Shield.lnkAbacre Antivirus.lnk

Additional Information

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