AntiVirus PRO 2015
Posted: March 27, 2015
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:||March 25, 2015|
AntiVirus PRO 2015 is a rogue anti-virus program whose GUI imitates the looks, but not functionality, of a legitimate AV suite, including file-scanning technology and pop-up warnings against relevant attacks or vulnerabilities. While AntiVirus PRO 2015 will use its supposed security features to encourage the premium registration of its software, doing so offers no virus removal advantages for your computer. Accordingly, malware experts have categorized AntiVirus PRO 2015 as scamware. Standard course of action for dealing with fraudulent AV products like AntiVirus PRO 2015 should include disinfecting your PC with legitimate anti-malware tools, rather than trying to uninstall AntiVirus PRO 2015 manually.
Anti-PC Software Hiding as Anti-Virus Assistance
AntiVirus PRO 2015 is one of a line of recycled rogue anti-malware, anti-virus and anti-spyware scanners that have been rising in distribution as of March this year. The differences in skins seemingly indicate either divergent branches of the FakeRean family or separate families of fraudulent software that circumstantially use similar branding names. However, there are negligible practical differences in symptoms between AntiVirus PRO 2015 and predecessors like [template_related_rogues]
AntiVirus PRO 2015's installation configures Windows to launch AntiVirus PRO 2015 automatically, after which AntiVirus PRO 2015 will initiate a 'scheduled' system scan. Unlike actual system scans, AntiVirus PRO 2015 displays lists of predetermined threats, rather than attempting to find real infections on your hard drive. Threat specialists found the average scanner results from AntiVirus PRO 2015 to skew towards high-level threats, such as backdoor-capable Trojans.
Any attempt to use AntiVirus PRO 2015 for the removal of these fake threat installations will redirect the user to a premium registration offer for its software. This redirection provides third parties with both revenues and, potentially, private financial information for future exploitation.
A Professional Cleaning of a Professional AV Fraud
Along with the symptoms noted above, some versions of AntiVirus PRO 2015 also may be a party to other attacks. These attacks may include hijacking your Web browser, canceling downloads, modifying your desktop image or blocking actual security applications. Even for PC users who avoid registering AntiVirus PRO 2015, its presence on your machine must be considered a security hazard, like all other installations of threatening software.
Although other distribution models may be in use, malware specialists recently have seen variants of AntiVirus PRO 2015 in circulation on pirated software sites. These websites, while claiming to offer high-value goods such as free versions of Windows 10, in fact, install various forms of threats, including AntiVirus PRO 2015. Monitoring your download behavior and avoiding suspicious products are the most direct ways to keep fraudulent software like AntiVirus PRO 2015 away from your PC.
In cases where AntiVirus PRO 2015 installs itself automatically, malware analysts would suggest using real anti-malware products to delete AntiVirus PRO 2015, particularly since AntiVirus PRO 2015 may be bundling with additional threats. Standard security safeguards like Safe Mode should be taken advantage of for disabling automatically-launching threats when necessary.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to AntiVirus PRO 2015 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.
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.
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:
file.exeFile name: file.exe
Size: 835.58 KB (835584 bytes)
Detection count: 67
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 25, 2015