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Micro AV

Posted: October 10, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 40
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 15, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Micro AV is a rogue anti-spyware program and clone of Micro Antivirus 2009, Internet Antivirus and MS Antivirus. Micro AV is so similar to Micro Antivirus 2009 that some of files installed by Micro AV are the exact same files as those installed by Micro Antivirus 2009. Micro AV was created to make you believe your computer is flooded with spyware to then offer the full Micro AV program to remove the supposed spyware infections. You may have downloaded Micro AV's trial version from a rogue website thinking it would solve your spyware issues or a Trojan (bundled in a fake video codec download) may have installed on your system.

Once infected by Micro AV, you'll be bombarded with fake popups and security alerts stating that you're infected with spyware. In order to remove the supposed spyware infections, you may be pushed into a rogue website to purchase Micro AV's "licensed" program as a legitimate software. Micro AV is not capable of detecting or removing any spyware infections found in your computer system. Micro AV is a scam and should be avoided by all means. Micro AV may cause computer slowdowns.

Micro AV

Aliases

TROJ_FAKEAVAL.BV [TrendMicro]Troj/FakeAV-EI [Sophos]High Risk Worm [Prevx1]Adware/SpywareNo [Panda]potentially unwanted program Generic PUP [McAfee]not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.SpywarePreventer.ab [Kaspersky]Misc/SpywarePreventer [Fortinet]Win32/FakeAV.JE [eTrust-Vet]ApplicUnsaf.Win32.FraudTool.SpywarePreventer.ab [Comodo]FraudTool.SpywarePreventer.ab (Not a Virus) [CAT-QuickHeal]Trojan.Generic.754512 [BitDefender]SHeur.CLVA [AVG]not-a-virus:FraudTool/Win32.SpywarePreventer [Antiy-AVL]PHISH/Fraud.SpywarePreventer.AB [AntiVir]TROJ_RENOS.HQ [TrendMicro]
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Technical Details

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:



0000005378.exe File name: 0000005378.exe
Size: 881.09 KB (881092 bytes)
MD5: 7abaaf6a7798231835eb709b87a11bb7
Detection count: 89
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MicroAVSetup[1].exe File name: MicroAVSetup[1].exe
Size: 1.05 MB (1052373 bytes)
MD5: 4564d990235d776b1cb8a3746c286cff
Detection count: 60
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
microAV.exe File name: microAV.exe
Size: 407.04 KB (407040 bytes)
MD5: 18b8244abb90ad457729dc932b96a80f
Detection count: 43
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
install_511_MHwzNHwwfHx8fHx8fHw_[1].exe File name: install_511_MHwzNHwwfHx8fHx8fHw_[1].exe
Size: 882.89 KB (882896 bytes)
MD5: a592d4611d839079b9024a7618e0ce65
Detection count: 2
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\microantivirus%ProgramFiles%\MicroAV

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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