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Antivirus Edition

Posted: July 21, 2011

Although Antivirus Edition's name implies that Antivirus Edition can find and delete viruses and other malware threats, SpywareRemove.com malware research team hasn't found any trace of real anti-virus features in Antivirus Edition. However, what they have found is code that's dedicated to creating fake warning messages and badgering you about purchasing the similarly-worthless full version of Antivirus Edition from its website. As a close of other rogue anti-virus programs, Antivirus Edition is no better than Eclipse Antivirus or Ultimate Guard, and you should do your best to delete Antivirus Edition hastily and with an appropriate malware-removal tool.

The Hidden Rationale Behind Antivirus Edition's Fake Security

Antivirus Edition believes its name by being incapable of finding or removing viruses, worms, spyware or any other type of serious PC threat. However, Antivirus Edition does have some very real functions that SpywareRemove.com malware research team has, unfortunately, found to be harmful, including:

  • Fake system scans. Rather than trying to scan your PC and detect infections, Antivirus Edition will create a scan simulation that's full of inaccurate results. Real anti-virus programs will not find the infections that Antivirus Edition announces simply because these infections really aren't on your PC.
  • Inaccurate pop-up warnings. Antivirus Edition pop-ups are programmed to appear semi-randomly and likewise will contain information that's misleading at best. These fake alerts may even go so far as to imply that uninfected programs and important Windows components actually are infected. One sample is shown here:

    "Antivirus Edition Firewall Alert! – Scanning of your system is currently on, please waiting until the end. Your system affected by numerous virus attacks, Antivirus Edition Firewall Alert recommends you to install proper software to protect your computer?"

  • Your real security programs may refuse to function while Antivirus Edition is active; this is due to Antivirus Edition blacklisting them to prevent you from removing Antivirus Edition itself. Trying to delete Antivirus Edition without assistance from a competent anti-malware product is impractical for all save PC security expects, which places the onus on deactivating Antivirus Edition first.

These fake security features allow Antivirus Edition to try to persuade you that only buying Antivirus Edition will stop these problems from reoccurring. SpywareRemove.com research team has found that this is not only unnecessary but actively dangerous for your credit card and linked bank account.

Other Easy Ways to Discern Antivirus Edition's True Intentions

Antivirus Edition's malicious nature can easily be recognized by its being a clone of similarly hostile rogue anti-virus programs, including the recent Eclipse Antivirus, fake Windows Defender,, Defender Unlimited and Ultimate Guard. These rogue anti-virus programs are sold by a chain of websites that recycle their interfaces with different names, including Antivirus Edition's own antivirusedition.com site as well as eclipseantivirus.com and windowsdef.com.

The safest way to react to an accidental Antivirus Edition purchase is to have the charge and the card itself revoked by your credit card company. Anything less may result in further fraudulent charges being added to your credit card. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have also found that Safe Mode or an external boot that avoids the default Windows Registry are also effective means of disabling Antivirus Edition, which can be deleted by any competent anti-virus program once Antivirus Edition is no longer active.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Antivirus Edition 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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Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

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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