Posted: May 18, 2012
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||May 18, 2012|
|Last Seen:||June 1, 2023|
Anit-Virus Scanner is an unusually flexible type of rogue anti-virus scanner that's designed for Android mobile phones. Unlike most types of scamware that pose as fake security tools, Anit-Virus Scanner doesn't attempt to acquire money in a fake registration process – instead, Anit-Virus Scanner hijacks your phone and uses SMS premium messages to collect revenue without your consent. Clicking Anit-Virus Scanner's download link on a PC will cause you to download a (currently) non-functioning Java file, but downloading Anit-Virus Scanner onto a phone will cause your phone to be infected with one of multiple variants of Anit-Virus Scanner, all of which contain the same attacks with different forms of obfuscation to defeat anti-malware security. These download links are hosted on a Russian website that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted to be promoted via social networking links, most prominently including Twitter.
Why Deleting Anit-Virus Scanner from Your Phone Should Be an Easy Decision
Anit-Virus Scanner, like other types of rogue anti-virus products from its family, FakeSpyPro, doesn't have any form of genuine anti-virus or other security-related functions. Instead of such benign services, Anit-Virus Scanner only offers exploits and vulnerabilities that criminals can use to exploit your phone for illegal purposes. Attacks that SpywareRemove.com malware research team has linked to Anit-Virus Scanner and similar PC threats include:
- Automatic SMS messages that are sent to premium-rate services; these attacks create a semi-passive revenue stream for Anit-Virus Scanner's criminal partners – at your expense. Careful monitoring of your mobile phone charges may allow you to catch Anit-Virus Scanner's behavior before the expenses become significant.
- Modifying your phone's settings to reduce its security and prevent you from removing Anit-Virus Scanner (such as disabling sleep mode).
- Contacting a remote server that can enable Anit-Virus Scanner to transfer personal information or download other PC threats onto your phone (similar to a backdoor Trojan).
Ending Anit-Virus Scanner's Cold War on Your Phone
Given that both Anit-Virus Scanner's website and its own interface use Cyrillic text, PCs based in Russia and nearby countries can be considered particularly at risk for possible Anit-Virus Scanner infections. Anit-Virus Scanner website links are distributed via social networks like Twitter, often with misleading messages such as 'sexi gerl see.' Other PC threats that are also promoted on the same site include fraudulent updates for web browsers and instant messengers.
Because Anit-Virus Scanner is polymorphic and can vary its fingerprints to evade detection, you should be careful about any interaction with files from sites that have any resemblance to the above description. If you need to delete Anit-Virus Scanner from your phone, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts still suggest the use of suitable anti-malware products, although they may require updates or other safety measures before they can completely identify Anit-Virus Scanner or other members of its family, the FakeSpyPro family, such as Spyware Protect 2009, Antivirus System Pro, Security Central, Antivirus Soft, Antivirus Suite, AntiSpyware Soft, Antivir Solution Pro, Security Suite, Malware Destructor 2011, Antivirus Action, Antivirus Scan, PC Security 2011, Antivirus .NET, AntiVira Av, AntiMalware GO, Antivirus Monitor, Antivirii 2011 and AnVir Security Suite.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Anit-Virus Scanner 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.Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner*
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
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