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Antivirusedition.com

Posted: July 21, 2011

Antivirusedition.com is a malicious website that sells scamware clones such as Antivirus Edition as an excuse to make fraudulent charges to your credit card. Although antivirusedition.com is full of high praise for Antivirus Edition's security and AV functions, Antivirus Edition and its clones are incapable of combating viruses and should be removed as soon as possible. Some variants of antivirusedition.com rogue anti-virus software have also been distributed by fake online scanners and fake web browser updates, and you should take care never to install anti-virus software from an unofficial source.

How to Catch Antivirusedition.com Before It Sneaks Antivirus Edition onto Your PC

Antivirusedition.com may act as though Antivirus Edition is unrelated to other rogue anti-virus programs, but antivirusedition.com's looks and behavior, as well as the behavior and appearance of its product, Antivirus Edition, are all but lifted wholesale from preexisting rogue AV websites and scamware products. Some well-known affiliates of antivirusedition.com that market software in the same family include eclipseantivirus.com, which sells Eclipse Antivirus, and ultimate-guard.com, which sells Ultimate Guard.

Rogue anti-virus programs that are distributed by antivirusedition.com and its affiliates are often installed with the help of fake system scans and browser updates that display warnings like the following:

"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?"

These attacks may also use rogue AV program-related Trojans, such as Zlob or Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, as part of their infection methods. For this reason, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend using full system scans with competent anti-malware programs to remove antivirusedition.com infections, instead of trying to delete individual Antivirus Edition program files.

Why Antivirusedition.com isn't the Antivirus Solution You've Been Looking For

All warnings, system scans and other forms of information that are presented by antivirusedition.com and Antivirus Edition are fake and worthless for determining your computer's health. An even worse problem is the fact that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have seen clones of rogue AV software from antivirusedition.com directly attacking an infected PC ability to use real anti-virus and security programs.

However, SpywareRemove.com research team hasn't seen any indication that antivirusedition.com rogue anti-virus programs cause permanent harm to their legitimate competition. Using Safe Mode or another method to disable Antivirus Edition will allow you to remove all antivirusedition.com-related infections with the appropriate PC threat-removal software.

An accidental or intentional purchase of antivirusedition.com products should be remedied by having your credit card canceled since the criminals in charge of antivirusedition.com have been linked to repeated and fraudulent credit card bills. Until you've done this, your funds will be at the mercy of criminals who aren't interested in providing real anti-virus protection in exchange for the money they take from your bank account.