Antivirus Pro 2017

Antivirus Pro 2017 Description

Antivirus Pro 2017 is a rogue anti-malware scanner that may block your access to various websites or applications. Although Antivirus Pro 2017 undertakes these actions under the pretense of protecting your computer, its actual motivation is to prevent its removal until you transfer money through its registration process. Since there are no benefits to owning a 'registered' version of this scamware, malware experts consider deleting Antivirus Pro 2017 with legitimate anti-malware tools to be the only tenable response.

The New Professional in Antivirus Tactics

Antivirus Pro 2017 is one of the newest examples of modern scamware built off of previous variants of the same, fake product. Its 'anti-virus scanner' visual design is a copy of the template of members of the family, such as However, Antivirus Pro 2017 also may include attacks that could harm your computer, most of which, ironically, masquerade as security measures.

Based on current and past research by malware analysts, examples of Antivirus Pro 2017's capabilities may include:

  • Antivirus Pro 2017 may block your browser's access to specific websites, including ones affiliated with computer companies and security institutions (such as Microsoft.com). While blocking the site, Antivirus Pro 2017 may force your browser to load a fraudulent HTML page that warns of your browser or the site being infected.
  • Antivirus Pro 2017 also may block other applications on your computer by monitoring your memory processes. Some variants of Antivirus Pro 2017 blockades are successfully avoided by renaming the relevant program EXE file to a default Windows component, such as Svchost (which never will be blocked).
  • A variety of Windows security features and services also may be disabled automatically by Antivirus Pro 2017.

All of these attacks against your PC also are supported by a fictitious anti-virus service promoted in Antivirus Pro 2017's pop-ups, which will try to mislead its users into believing that these functions merely are security measures.

Being a Pro about Dropping Antivirus Pro 2017

Antivirus Pro 2017 is no more an advantage to your PC's security than Antivirus Pro 2015, Antivirus Pro 2013, Vista Antivirus Pro, Internet Security Plus or other, common variants of scamware. As with its near relatives, Antivirus Pro 2017 interferes with your PC usage until you pay a registration fee that Antivirus Pro 2017 claims will let it remove the detected threats from your computer. However, Antivirus Pro 2017 doesn't scan your PC or try to identify actual threats of any type, and malware analysts needed minimal time to verify that Antivirus Pro 2017, itself, is a threat.

PC users who find Antivirus Pro 2017 installed should take any steps required to remove this scamware. For the most efficient route towards deleting Antivirus Pro 2017, malware experts would recommend using Safe Mode or other emergency measures to disable Antivirus Pro 2017's startup process. A disabled Antivirus Pro 2017 will be unable to block your real security software, which should have no issues in identifying and removing Antivirus Pro 2017 from your hard drive. After disinfecting your PC, you also should double-check any security features that Antivirus Pro 2017 may have disabled so that you can reactivate them.

So far, malware experts only have seen Antivirus Pro 2017 active on Windows systems, like other cases of the FakeRean scamware.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Antivirus Pro 2017 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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Posted: May 25, 2015

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