Fake Windows Antivirus 2012

Posted: April 12, 2012

Fake Windows Antivirus 2012 Description

Windows Antivirus 2012 is a rogue anti-virus application that tries to convince you that Windows Antivirus 2012 is a security product while Windows Antivirus 2012 simultaneously does its best to block all of your real security software. Windows Antivirus 2012 is promoted by the same types of attacks that its clones use to distribute themselves – fraudulent online scanners that pretend to detect PC threats and recommend that you install Windows Antivirus 2012 or another type of scamware. Besides the fake system scans and inaccurate pop-ups that are typical to most types of rogue anti-virus scanners, Windows Antivirus 2012 also displays extremely hostile behavior to Windows security applications, including Windows Update and Windows Defender. As such, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts stimulate you to treat Windows Antivirus 2012 as a threat to be removed by actual anti-malware software once you notice the first signs of Windows Antivirus 2012 on your computer.

Windows Antivirus 2012 – A 2012 Remix to the Tune of a Past Hoax

Windows Antivirus 2012 may use a new name while Windows Antivirus 2012 passes itself off as an anti-virus scanner, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed both Windows Antivirus 2012's identical nature to older types of PC threats than itself as well as Windows Antivirus 2012's lack of legitimate anti-virus functions. As is the case with many types of fake anti-virus products from the family, Windows Antivirus 2012 uses fake system alerts, pop-ups and scans both to distribute itself and to beguile you into thinking that your PC is being threatened by nonexistent attacks. Standard types of pop-ups that distribute Windows Antivirus 2012 are displayed in JavaScript, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts have provided the following examples for reference:

[Name of web browser or rogue anti-virus program] has found critical process activity on your system and will perform fast scan of system files!

Windows Security Alert
To help protect your computer, [Rogue anti-virus program's name] have detected Trojans and ready to remove them.
[et al.]

Afterwards, the pop-up will encourage downloading the scamware's installer, which may be detected as a variant of Rogue.Installer by various PC security programs. The fully installed version of Windows Antivirus 2012 may also be detected by the name of Trojan crypt.avchs. Naturally, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don't recommend that you linger on websites that use these pop-ups or download Windows Antivirus 2012, since these alerts are just as fraudulent as Windows Antivirus 2012's own anti-virus features.

How Windows Antivirus 2012 Gives You Reasons to Worry About Your Security in the Worst Ways

While Windows Antivirus 2012's main purpose is to steal your money and financial info in a software registration purchase, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have had their eye on Windows Antivirus 2012's more dangerous functions that disable Windows security programs. The following applications may become unusable while Windows Antivirus 2012 is on your PC:

  • Windows Defender.
  • Windows Firewall.
  • Windows Update.
  • Windows Security Center.
  • Windows System Restore.

In some cases, you may also experience other pop-up errors after you try to use programs that Windows Antivirus 2012 has blocked, such as:

"The specific service does not exist as an installed service"

Windows Antivirus 2012 should be removed via qualified anti-malware programs to insure that all of its system changes are completely erased, allowing you to re-access all the software that Windows Antivirus 2012 has blocked. If possible, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts also encourage you to try to launch Windows without Windows Antivirus 2012 starting before you delete Windows Antivirus 2012; Safe Mode, a remote drive boot and other methods can be used to achieve this. Among the Fake Windows Antivirus 2012 are

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