Advanced Antivirus

Posted: June 21, 2008
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 157

Advanced Antivirus Description

ScreenshotAdvanced Antivirus, also known as AdvancedAntivirus, is a rogue anti-virus program that displays a fake icon on your system tray stating that your computer is infected with spyware. Advanced Antivirus will use fake security messages to urge you to download their software and will prompt you into purchasing the full version of Advanced Antivirus. Advanced Antivirus is part of the same family of rogue anti-spyware programs as Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 and Ultimate Antivirus 2008.

Advanced Antivirus may try to download itself by using drive-by download methods. Advanced Antivirus will also launch on every Windows startup and may display excessive popup ads. Advanced Antivirus may be difficult to remove manually because it has the ability to recreate itself.

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Aliases


Trojan.FakeAV.BU.9Cloaked Malware [Prevx1]not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.i [Kaspersky]SHeur.CRIL [AVG]TR/FakeAV.BU.9 [AntiVir]Adware.AdvancedAntivirus.R.20992.ATROJ_FAKEAV.BMN [TrendMicro]Trojan Horse [Symantec]Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt]Trojan.Win32.FakeVir.rqAdware/UltimateDefender [Panda]W32/FakeAlert.ACVHHeuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Packed.B [McAfee-GW-Edition]FakeAlert-CK.dll [McAfee]not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.ic [Kaspersky]
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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Advanced Antivirus may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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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:



aav.exe File name: aav.exe
Size: 425.98 KB (425984 bytes)
MD5: c11310aadabc658e52db2f9dece55ee0
Detection count: 62
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
winhelper.dll File name: winhelper.dll
Size: 20.99 KB (20992 bytes)
MD5: 71315d12f866d7703c89026cf1a0d4ef
Detection count: 10
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
AAVSetup[1].exe File name: AAVSetup[1].exe
Size: 662.81 KB (662810 bytes)
MD5: 2246bc5ab4e8a7f773438d56800549bf
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathaav.exe

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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