Disk Antivirus Professional DescriptionDisk Antivirus Professional is one of the many fake anti-virus programs that belong to the WinWeb Security family of rogue security applications. These kinds of fake anti-virus programs are designed to display false positives on the victim's computer and to cause a number of symptoms deliberately in order to trick a computer user into thinking that their computer has become infected with dangerous malware. The point of this scam is to convince computer users to download and install Disk Antivirus Professional and then to pay for a 'full version' of Disk Antivirus Professional. This fake security program can also compromise your computer by directing computer users to an online video which content is designed to direct computer users to websites that possesses a malicious content and may install malware on your computer without your authorization.
The Disk Antivirus Professional scam is not particularly original. ESG security researchers have observed variants of rogue anti-virus programs similar to Disk Antivirus Professional going as far back as 2006 (and probably before as well). Disk Antivirus Professional's family of malware in particular has been around since 2009. Among its numerous members are MS Removal Tool, Security Shield 2012, Smart Fortress 2012, Smart Protection 2012, Security Shield, Antivirus Security Pro 2013, Antivirus Security Pro 2014, Antivirus Security 2013, Security Monitor 2012, Security Sphere 2012, System Tool 2011, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Smart Guard Protection, Total Security, System Security, Antiviral Factory 2013, Security Shield Pro 2011, Windows Ultra-Antivirus, Windows Secure Kit 2012, Antivirus Defence, Antivirus Security Pro, Winweb Security, Live Security Platinum, Live Essential Platinum, Antivirus Security, Rogue.System Doctor 2014, Security Tool, Dream Scan Soft, System Security 2011, Security Scanner 2012, System Adware Scanner 2010, Antivirus Center, Attentive Antivirus, Essential Cleaner, Sinergia Cleaner, Antimalware - Proven Antivirus Protection, Personal Shield Pro, Futurro Antivirus, System Progressive Protection, Microsoft Antivirus 2013, Total Security 2009, System Care Antivirus, Advanced Security Tool 2010, Windows Attacks Preventor, Security Shield 2011, System Security 2012, Live Security Professional, Antivirus System, AVASoft Antivirus Professional and Windows Secure Kit 2011.
This online scam is not difficult to understand; Disk Antivirus Professional will pretend to be a legitimate security program by using a false user interface and highly realistic error messages, fake scans and other false components. Computer users alarmed to think that their computer is severely infected with malware may be tricked into paying for a useless 'full version' of Disk Antivirus Professional, often disclosing their credit card details in the process. Removing a Disk Antivirus Professional infection can be difficult due to the fact that Disk Antivirus Professional has been known to interfere with common security programs and with other files. Disk Antivirus Professional will prevent you from opening files or applications, displaying error messages claiming that Disk Antivirus Professional has blocked that file for your own security in order to protect you from a supposed malware threat. To bypass this, ESG security researchers advise starting up Windows in Safe Mode to prevent Disk Antivirus Professional from launching automatically. Then, a reliable anti-virus program should be used to detect and remove files and harmful registry entries associated with Disk Antivirus Professional. To prevent further attacks, it is recommended to only download and install anti-malware programs from reliable, well known sources.
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File System Details
Disk Antivirus Professional creates the following file(s):
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|1||%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Antivirus Professional||94|
|3||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Antivirus Professional||46|
|4||%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Antivirus Professional||43|
|5||Disk Antivirus Professional Support Site.url||6|
|6||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS].exe||N/A|
|7||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS].ico||N/A|
|8||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]||N/A|
Disk Antivirus Professional creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
More Details on Disk Antivirus Professional
The following messages associated with Disk Antivirus Professional were found:
|Disk Antivirus Professional Warning|
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Disk Antivirus Professional.
|Disk Antivirus Warning|
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
|Security Monitor: WARNING!|
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
|Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.|
Click here to remove it immediately with Disk Antivirus.
Application cannot be executed. The file GoogleUpdate.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
|Warning: Your computer is infected|
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software.
|Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!|
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate Disk Antivirus Professional, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended).
|Warning: Your computer is infected|
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software...