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Super AV 2013

Posted: December 15, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 68
First Seen: December 15, 2012
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Super AV 2013 is a rogue anti-virus program that uses imitation system scans and pop-ups with fake system information to alert you to nonexistent infections. As part of its marketing scam, Super AV 2013 claims to be able to remove all detected threats only after you purchase the full version of its software. Because Super AV 2013 isn't a true anti-malware utility and can't help your PC with its security even if you pay to register Super AV 2013, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you avoid purchasing Super AV 2013, giving any credibility to Super AV 2013's fake alerts or, in fact, doing anything except removing Super AV 2013 with a real anti-malware application posthaste.

Super AV 2013: Something Less Superhuman than It Would Like You to Think

Super AV 2013 pretends to be able to detect malicious software such as rootkits, adware or worms, but Super AV 2013's actual detection capabilities are nonexistent – much like its ability to protect your computer. Super AV 2013 hails from the FakeScanti family as many other rogue anti-virus scanners like Security Guard, Sysinternals Antivirus, WireShark Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, Wolfram Antivirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, OpenCloud Security, Data Restore, AV Guard Online, Cloud Protection, AV Protection Online, System Protection 2012, AV Security 2012, Sphere Security 2012, AV Protection 2011, Security Guard 2012 and OpenCloud AV.

Super AV 2013 always will display system scan results that include malware even if Super AV 2013 is the only malicious software that's infecting your PC. Typical for its family, Super AV 2013 also has been confirmed to display various types of fake pop-ups that also are used to convince victims of Super AV 2013's fake security virtues.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that Super AV 2013 and related fake anti-virus products also may be used for other attacks that aren't directly related to faking security functions. Some typical attacks from Super AV 2013 also may include:

  • Redirecting your web browser towards Super AV 2013's site or away from PC security domains.
  • Blocking other programs, such as Windows maintenance programs (Task Manager, MSConfig, Registry Editor) or major brands of anti-malware/security products.
  • Creating fake malware files on your PC – these 'junk' files aren't harmful in and of themselves, even though Super AV 2013 will pretend that they are components of malware.
  • Disabling your ability to view files with the Hidden or System attributes.

Digging out the Kryptonite that Can Be the Bane of a Super AV 2013 Attack

If you don't waste your money buying Super AV 2013 to 'cure' your computer, Super AV 2013 isn't capable of causing any serious problems for your PC in the long term. However, SpywareRemove.com malware research team still encourages you to remove Super AV 2013 quickly, since system changes by Super AV 2013 can induce a heightened state of vulnerability that may allow your computer to be attacked by other forms of malware.

Deleting Super AV 2013 always should use a reliable brand of anti-malware software whenever one is available. If Super AV 2013 prevents you from using the anti-malware program of your preference, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts suggest disabling Super AV 2013 – such as by booting Windows in Safe Mode – to prevent Super AV 2013 from starting.

Super AV 2013 is a Windows-specific fake anti-virus program, much like the rest of its family and doesn't pose a danger to other operating systems.

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