Virus Melt

Virus Melt Description

Virus Melt, a clone of Virus Doctor, is a rogue anti-spyware program with the look and feel of Virus Doctor. Virus Melt performs scare tactics to influence and trick the user into buying the full commercial version of the program. One of these scare tactics is to inundate the user's computer with fake system notifications or security alerts claiming that the PC is infected with an excessive amount of malware. Virus Melt will state that in order to remove the supposed malware threats the user must purchase the commercial version.

Virus Melt is another rogue anti-spyware program that follows the same patterns as its family siblings that include Windows AntiHazard Helper, CleanUp Antivirus, Internet Security Essentials, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Defending Center, Live PC Care, Smart Security, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Antivirus Patch, System Smart Security, Home Malware Cleaner, Total Anti Malware Protection, Smart Virus Eliminator, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Control Series, Windows Custom Safety, Smart PC Cleaner, Best Virus Protection, Activate Ultimate Protection, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Home Safety Essentials, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows Active HotSpot, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, A-fast Antivirus, PC Security Guardian, Extra Antivirus, Windows Advanced Security Center, Antimalware PC Safety, Windows Care Taker, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, Windows Antibreach Tool, Presto TuneUp, System Protection Tools, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Custom Management, Windows Antivirus Tool, Internet Security Suite, Keep Center Keeper, Personal Security Sentinel, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Antivirus Booster, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Additional Guard, Malware Protection, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows Efficiency Console, Fake Windows Antivirus 2012, Windows Crucial Scanner, Smart Engine, Antivirus Smart Protection, Best Antivirus Software, Windows AntiBreach Helper, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Virus Doctor, Windows Command Processor, Security Master AV, Windows Antivirus Rampart, My Security Wall, VirusSecurity, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows AntiBreach Suite, My Security Engine, Windows Defence Master, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Abnormality Checker, Anti-Malware Lab, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Active Guard, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Cleaning Tools, Windows Antivirus Suite, Windows Debug Center, Windows Antibreaking System, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Antibreach Module, Windows Daily Advisor, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Defence Unit, Best Malware Protection, Windows Component Protector, My Security Shield, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Basic Antivirus, Enterprise Suite, PC Live Guard.

Virus Melt, a fresh member of the FakeVimes family has more of an edge than previous rogue anti-spyware programs circulating the Web because it installs bogus malware files on the user's computer. The bogus malware files are meant to appear as legitimate malware files, so when Virus Melt scans the user's computers its scan results will report it has detected malware. The fake malware files do not pose a threat but the presence of Virus Melt on a user's computer does. If your computer displays pop ups that mentions Virus Melt or your default homepage suddenly changes to Virus Melt's homepage, please avoid clicking on the pop ups or links provided by Virus Melt and follow the necessary steps to remove Virus Melt.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

File System Details

Virus Melt creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 Virus_Melt[1].exe 1,710,014 90
2 VMelt.exe 1,826,816 74
3 Virus Melt.lnk 73
4 Virus_Melt[1].exe 1,710,014 1192f16d90e6ecc1a6a0c46861933352 51
5 VMelt.exe 1,826,816 a9d488ed9d291283de4f0a2e7b959c66 50
6 %AppData%\Virus Melt 43
7 SetupReleaseXP[1].exe 2,397,262 5553901722baa002d607b3e7da42c4e2 35
8 ReleaseXP[1].exe, VMelt.exe 1,923,072 11be46151fd032f517b07f8ff18188ff 34
9 ReleaseXP[1].exe 1,997,312 243b777eb37e8fdc88a2b8907a543394 33
10 ReleaseXP[1].exe 1,997,312 32

Registry Details

Virus Melt creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}
Virus Melt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
Virus Melt

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