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Activeris Antimalware

Posted: February 25, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,421
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 29,009
First Seen: February 25, 2014
Last Seen: October 11, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Activeris Antimalware Screenshot 1Activeris Antimalware is a rogue anti-malware program that provides alerts about infections and various PC security issues, but with an emphasis on delivering fake information instead of legitimate threat analyses. As a probable offshoot of a previous deceptive product, Activeris Antimalware provides all of the typical risks of scamware, including their tendencies to block other products that provide real security features, along with a name change to prevent you from identifying Activeris Antimalware so easily as its forebears. Malware experts see no reason to recommend anything other than deleting Activeris Antimalware, which should be replaced with legitimate anti-malware products from reputable companies.

The Software 'Solution' to a Threat that's Part of the Problem

Activeris Antimalware is one of the two most common variants of scamware, a fake anti-malware product with limited to no ability to detect real threats, but full-fledged functions for detecting fake infections, albeit ones that are identified by technical aliases that resemble legitimate alerts. Activeris Antimalware is most closely related to Advanced System Protector and other offshoots of that particular rogue anti-malware program, and, like it, is meant to encourage the purchase of its software without providing legitimate security features that would warrant purchasing.

The foremost theme of Activeris Antimalware's tactic is the detection of numerous threats on your PC, which will be displayed through its imitation scans and pop-up warnings, but malware researchers have found other causes for considering Activeris Antimalware to be a threat. Even when ignoring its scam-related functions, Activeris Antimalware has been found to include capabilities for blocking other applications.

In theory, most Windows applications may be vulnerable to this attack, but Activeris Antimalware currently centers its efforts on depriving compromised PCs of access to legitimate security programs. Accordingly, your ability to use security software or even basic Windows tools like the Task Manager may be crippled, as long as Activeris Antimalware is active.

The Active Way to Resolve an Activeris Antimalware Dilemma

Activeris Antimalware can't detect or remove actual threats to any meaningful degree, and its software-blocking functions are an extremely noticeable impediment to the basic safety of your computer. Malware researchers have classified Activeris Antimalware as a threat, and like with any threat, removing Activeris Antimalware should take priority over all other tasks. If Activeris Antimalware blocks any real anti-malware utilities in use, disabling Activeris Antimalware beforehand is encouraged, and generally possible through standardized anti-malware techniques like restarting your OS with the Safe Mode option (which is available through Windows and most other OSes, by default).

Activeris Antimalware is marketed at the website activeris.net as one of the latest iterations of a software security strategy. Sadly, even though Activeris Antimalware has been active for several months, most PC security companies haven't updated their threat databases to classify Activeris Antimalware as toxic. Updated and advanced anti-malware tools are recommended for blocking Activeris Antimalware, but malware experts also commend the full use of basic Web-browsing safety features, as a backup defense.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%SYSTEMDRIVE%\My Passport\C-2014 special files\Program Files\Activeris AntiMalware\ActiverisAntiMalware.exe File name: ActiverisAntiMalware.exe
Size: 6.29 MB (6292472 bytes)
MD5: a74558989e0624989c5b21e442788ed3
Detection count: 8,804
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %SYSTEMDRIVE%\My Passport\C-2014 special files\Program Files\Activeris AntiMalware\ActiverisAntiMalware.exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 21, 2023
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Activeris AntiMalware\ActiverisAntiMalware.exe File name: ActiverisAntiMalware.exe
Size: 6.61 MB (6614624 bytes)
MD5: 9954420455d68234c426f448ccabf379
Detection count: 7,563
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Activeris AntiMalware
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 5, 2019

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CLSID{6EC77D09-02CB-4E1F-E3C4-FB141B2610B3}File name without pathActiveris AntiMalware.lnkRegexp file mask%windir%\System32\Tasks\Activeris AntiMalware_startup[RANDOM CHARACTERS]HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Activeris\Activeris AntiMalwareSOFTWARE\Classes\Unknown\shell\openas\command\Activeris AntiMalware.bakSOFTWARE\Classes\Unknown\shell\opendlg\command\Activeris AntiMalware.bakSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ActiverisAntiMalware_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ActiverisAntiMalware_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Activeris\Activeris AntiMalwareSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ActiverisAntiMalware_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ActiverisAntiMalware_RASMANCSHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}94EAE98D-444B-4817-858C-13DB943DF4F1_Activeris_A~741EE3A2_is1Activeris AntiMalware_is1

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Activeris\Activeris AntiMalware%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Activeris\Activeris AntiMalware%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Activeris AntiMalware%AppData%\Activeris\Activeris AntiMalware%PROGRAMFILES%\Activeris AntiMalware%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Activeris AntiMalware