Protective Antivirus 2015 Description
Protective Antivirus 2015 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that detects imaginary threats such as nonexistent backdoor Trojans or remote hacking tools automatically. While providing imitations of actual security features, Protective Antivirus 2015 exhorts its users to purchase a registered version of its suite for the removal of all 'detected' threats. As malware researchers have classified Protective Antivirus 2015 as scamware, this program should not be purchased, nor any attempts made to communicate with its developers. However, for your PC's overall safety, removing Protective Antivirus 2015 should be implemented by any means necessary for success.
A New AV Fraud for 2015
Protective Antivirus 2015, a member of the family, is a rogue anti-virus program which, despite its name, uses a skin implying its lack of relation to other '2015' scamware seen this year. The latter include Defender Pro 2015 or Malware Defender 2015, which belong to the WinPCDefender family and share a GUI mimicking Microsoft's Security Essentials. Although Protective Antivirus 2015 doesn't try to imitate the appearance of Security Essentials, Protective Antivirus 2015 does include most of the standard features of a rogue anti-virus program. All of these are meant to convince its victims to pay for its registration under duress.
Other members of the Protective Antivirus 2015 family include
The most common symptoms of an active Protective Antivirus 2015 installation, as identified by malware analysts, may include:
- Simulating system scans that can 'identify' predesignated lists of threats. These infections may include prominent threat names according to industry standards but have no relationship with any actual software installed on your PC.
- Separate pop-up windows also may provide additional warnings. Protective Antivirus 2015 may use these pop-ups to imply that other threats are taking active roles in attacking your PC, such as reconfiguring your firewall or initiating network activity.
Your PC also may suffer from additional issues, variable with the version of Protective Antivirus 2015 on your machine. Common side effects of the presence of rogue AV products include hijacked Web browsers, canceled file downloads, changes to your desktop and blocked security software.
Protecting Your PC from a Protective Fraudulent Scheme
Registering Protective Antivirus 2015 provides no additional security benefits and may endanger your information, which is why malware researchers recommend ignoring any registration requests made by this scamware. Likewise, threat detections provided by Protective Antivirus 2015 should be assumed to be fraudulent, excepting the unlikely instance of their being corroborated by dependable brands of third-party software. Although uninstalling Protective Antivirus 2015 should be the default response of any PC user, doing so without legitimate anti-malware tools may introduce other risks, such as a continuance of browser hijackings arising from lingering Registry settings.
Scamware products may exploit a variety of Web domains marketing their products alongside other distribution methods. Protective Antivirus 2015 installers may circulate through the non-consensual downloads of exploit kits, serve themselves via corrupted advertisements or bundle with other software. In most cases, proper anti-malware products, combined with common sense, can let you detect all of these threats before Protective Antivirus 2015 can install itself.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Protective Antivirus 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.