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Power Antivirus 2009

Posted: July 30, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 56
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: January 23, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPower Antivirus 2009, also known as PowerAntivirus 2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses false spyware results to lure you to purchase its full version. PowerAntivirus2009 is an updated version of Antivirus 2008.

Power-Antivirus 2009 is usually promoted via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. Zlob has been the trojan of choice to infect users with pop ups disguised as system notifications that lead to websites with rogue anti-spyware programs. You can also install Power Antivirus 2009 manually on the rogue website antivirus-scanner.com. Power Antivirus 2009 may use its system scanner to display false positives which work as an incentive to make unsuspecting users purchase Power Antivirus 2009's commercial version.

Do not click on any link provided by Power Antivirus 2009. Once you click on the link provided, you'll be redirected to Antivirus 2009's website (Antivirus2009.com) to download and purchase Power-Antivirus 2009's rogue anti-spyware program. Power Antivirus 2009 has the ability to recreate itself after reboot and its "System scan" messages may continue to pop up on your task manager. It is advised to run a scan with a reliable anti-spyware program to check for the presence of PowerAntivirus 2009 on your computer.

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Aliases

Trojan.Fakeavalert [Symantec]Antivirus Plus [Sunbelt]Troj/FakeAv-BM [Sophos]High Risk Fraudulent Security Program [Prevx1]Trojan.Dropper.Fraud.Antivir64 [McAfee-GW-Edition]potentially unwanted program Generic PUP [McAfee]not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.PowerAntivirus2009.aj [Kaspersky]Generic.Win32.Malware.Antivirus2009 [Ikarus]W32/FakeAv.BM!tr [Fortinet]TXT/Antivirus2008.B.dropper [F-Secure]Win32/FakeAV!generic [eTrust-Vet]Suspicious File [eSafe]Trojan.Fakealert.4046 [DrWeb]ApplicUnwnt.Win32.FraudTool.PowerAntivirus2009.~B [Comodo]Adware.PowerAntivirus.C [BitDefender]
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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:



Install[1].exe File name: Install[1].exe
Size: 790.96 KB (790960 bytes)
MD5: 4d9c21d8bec0a34dbe6fb6e47c16b704
Detection count: 92
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Power-Antivirus-2009.exe File name: Power-Antivirus-2009.exe
Size: 706.56 KB (706560 bytes)
MD5: 8bb859824df2a4492877dd99d2437f8d
Detection count: 80
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Power-Antivirus-2009.exe File name: Power-Antivirus-2009.exe
Size: 1.53 MB (1532416 bytes)
MD5: 2e1506b946b1fdf1f0c3c2e67e048f7b
Detection count: 56
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
PWASetup[1].exe File name: PWASetup[1].exe
Size: 1.06 MB (1067044 bytes)
MD5: cb9fed36e3ef01847aec5bbeba76460d
Detection count: 44
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
C:\Documents and Settings\Test\Documenti\Download\Konnor88s Rogue Pack\Konnor88's Rogue Pack\PowerAntivirus2009Installer.exe\PowerAntivirus2009Installer.exe File name: PowerAntivirus2009Installer.exe
Size: 1.53 MB (1533440 bytes)
MD5: 34c3fcf4305f634d47226a81f317dcc8
Detection count: 30
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Test\Documenti\Download\Konnor88s Rogue Pack\Konnor88's Rogue Pack\PowerAntivirus2009Installer.exe\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 23, 2022
Power-Antivirus-2009.exe File name: Power-Antivirus-2009.exe
Size: 1.53 MB (1533440 bytes)
MD5: 8d09a129772e414ef46553466d6bb715
Detection count: 14
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\Power-Antivirus-2009

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