Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 Description
Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 is part of the notorious family named Braviax, which is also referred to as FakeRean. Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 and its clones target inexperienced computer users in order to make them victims of a well known online strategy. This strategy consists in convincing the victim to purchase expensive upgrades for a fake security program. To do this, Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 spams the victim with constant error messages and alarming, fake system scans indicating that the infected computer is severely infected. Since Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 is actually part of a threat attack itself, PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to ignore all instructions from Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013. Instead, a real anti-malware tool should be used to remove the Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 infection from the infected computer.
Why Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 Intrudes into Your Computer
Security researchers have uncovered dozens of clones of Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013. It is not difficult to recognize these fake security programs because they use similar patterns for their attack. In fact, since their names are very likely generated automatically, it is possible to recognize Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 and its clones from their name alone. These fake security programs' names may have three parts:
- Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013's name begins with a term that corresponds to the victim's operating system. While in this case, the term is 'Win 7', indicates that Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 is installed on computers running Windows 7, it may also be XP, Vista or Win 8, corresponding to Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 8. When Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 is being installed, the Trojan responsible for installing this fake security program detects the victim's operating system and ensures that the variant of this fake security program corresponds to the targeted computer's operating system.
- The operating system variant is followed with a generic term that disguises these fake security programs as security applications. There are dozens of variants with broad terms such as 'security', 'total security', 'anti-spyware', or 'antivirus plus' in this case.
- Finally, the year of release is added to the end of each program's name. Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 is part of a large batch of threats that pretend to be the '2013' version of established anti-virus families.
Type: Rogue Anti-Virus Program
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- 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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Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 Technical Report
As new Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
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Fake message for Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013:
The following fake error message(s) appears for Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013:
|Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 Alert
Unknown programs is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
|Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 Alert
Internet Connection alert!
Suspicious network activity detected!
Malware infection is possible!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
Attack from 22.214.171.124 port 2336
Attacked port: 45182
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a
security scan and deletion now.
Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware deletion.
|Tracking software found!
Your PC activity is being monitored. Possible spyware infection. Your data security may be compromised. Sensitive data can be stolen. Prevent damage now by completing a security scan.
|Threat Info: Trojan-Downloader.BAT.Ftp.ab
Description: This script for a Windows FTO client can download other executable files without the knowledge or consent of the user. It may be used to download Trojan programs to the victim machine.
Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 creates the following files in the system:
|%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013\Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013.lnk|
|%UserProfile%\Desktop\Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013.lnk|
Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013 creates the following registry entries:
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013"|