Advanced PC Shield 2012

Posted: September 28, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 19

Advanced PC Shield 2012 Description

Advanced PC Shield 2012 Screenshot 1Advanced PC Shield 2012 is a fake anti-virus application which creates inaccurate system errors and scanner results to make it look as though Advanced PC Shield 2012 is protecting your PC from multiple types of infections. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have failed to find any genuine security-related features in Advanced PC Shield 2012, however, which offers up fake imitations of features, in exchange for asking for your money. In addition to these issues, computers that suffer through Advanced PC Shield 2012's attentions may also be subjected to fake Windows Security Center pop-ups, blocked programs and browser hijacks. You should ignore Advanced PC Shield 2012's seemingly-friendly interface and delete Advanced PC Shield 2012 with an actual anti-malware product, just as you would do to any virus or other type of PC threat that was so bold as to invade your hard drive.

Advanced PC Shield 2012 – a True (and Blue) Fraud of PC Software

Advanced PC Shield 2012 may have slapped an obnoxiously-blue skin over Advanced PC Shield 2012's interface, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts still recognize Advanced PC Shield 2012 for what Advanced PC Shield 2012 is: a clone of other rogue anti-virus programs from the WinWeb Security family, such as Antivirus Security, System Security, AntiSpyware Pro 2009, Total Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, MS Removal Tool, Antivirus Center, Security Shield, Personal Shield Pro, Security Sphere 2012 and Futurro Antivirus. Key visual indicators of a rogue security program from this family (such as Advanced PC Shield 2012) include a shield icon in the upper-left corner and identical button placement, beginning with 'Main' at the top and ending with 'Configuration' at the bottom.

Accordingly, there's nothing that's 'advanced' about Advanced PC Shield 2012, which recycles most of Advanced PC Shield 2012's code and attacks from these previous examples of rogue anti-virus scanners. However, you should still be prepared to dodge Advanced PC Shield 2012's many types of fake error messages, all of which will display false information to make you panic and shell over money to Advanced PC Shield 2012 so that they'll go away:

System warning!
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer.

System warning!
Security Essentials Ultimate Pack software detects programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your systems. It is highly recommended you scan your PC right now. Click here to start.

Security Alert!
Your computer is being attacked from a remote machine !
Block Internet access to your computer to prevent system infection.

Application has been attacked with the virus!
Advanced PC Shield 2012 detect "GMER" corrupted by "Backdoor.Destroy"
Click here for immediately security scan.

Critical Warning!
Critical System Warning! Your system is probably infected with a version of Trojan-Spy.HTML.Visafraud.a. This may result in website access passwords being stolen from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook etc. Click Yes to scan and remove threats. (recommended).

Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitor. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen.
Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.

Severe system damage!
Spyware and viruses detected in the background. Sensitive system components under attack! Data loss, identity theft and system corruption are possible.
Act now, click here for a free security scan.

System Hijack!
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.

Virus infection!
System security was fount to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible changes may occur. Private data may be stolen.
Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.

Getting Past Advanced PC Shield 2012's Guard and Knocking It Off Your Hard Drive

SpywareRemove.com malware research team has also found that rogue security programs in Advanced PC Shield 2012's subgroup are also able to interfere with your computer usage in other ways, including:

  • Blocking security programs (often by using the aforementioned fake error messages) to prevent you from using a security program to delete Advanced PC Shield 2012.
  • Redirecting your web browser away from security-related sites or towards sites that sell Advanced PC Shield 2012 and related rogue security programs.

Nonetheless, you should never give in to Advanced PC Shield 2012 and spend your money on Advanced PC Shield 2012's valueless features; instead, switch to Safe Mode and remove Advanced PC Shield 2012 with a real anti-malware scanner. If necessary, you can also use the following code to fake an Advanced PC Shield 2012 registration and power down Advanced PC Shield 2012's defenses: '2233-298080-3424.'

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\cc9691f5c0ba47c6.exe File name: cc9691f5c0ba47c6.exe
Size: 321.02 KB (321024 bytes)
MD5: 036725ed3464b25f4ef9f2835f964c52
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 19, 2021

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges\Range1 "*" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges\Range1 ":Range" = '127.0.0.1'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Application has been attacked with the virus!
Advanced PC Shield 2012 detect "GMER" corrupted by "Backdoor.Destroy"
Click here for immediately security scan.
2Severe system damage!
Spyware and viruses detected in the background. Sensitive system components under attack! Data loss, identity theft and system corruption are possible.
Act now, click here for a free security scan.
3Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitor. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen.
Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.
4Virus infection!
System security was fount to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible changes may occur. Private data may be stolen.
Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.

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