Advanced Antivirus

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 114
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Advanced Antivirus, AdvancedAntivirus, Advanced Antivirus 2008, AdvancedAntivirus 2008 or AdvancedAntivirus2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program known by the experts as "the worst threat of this year", family of infamous Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008 and Ultimate Antivirus 2008.

Advanced Antivirus may have leaped into the user's computer system through a Trojan, such as Zlob, or by using drive-by download methods without the user's knowledge. Once Advanced Antivirus is installed, it will emulate a fake system scan and generate false threat reports in an attempt to trick the user into purchasing the full Advanced Antivirus commercial version. Advanced Antivirus has the ability to display fake warning notifications and a fake icon on the user's system tray stating that the computer's system is infected with spyware. Advanced Antivirus's rogue messages may read: "Critical System Error", "Your computer is infected", "Trojan-Spy.win32@mx", "Virus Alert", and "Security Alert". If the user is deceived and clicks on one of these messages, the user will be redirected to Advanced Antivirus's website (, where Advanced Antivirus is advertised as a legit software. Advanced Antivirus promises to deliver a solution to your supposed threats, when in reality, Advanced Antivirus is just another scam created to steal money from credulous users. In addition, Advanced Antivirus may hijack user's homepage, redirecting them to malicious websites.

Advanced Antivirus launches on every Windows start up and has the ability to recreate itself. Advanced Antivirus may be difficult to manually remove and it's considered a threat to user's personal and financial information.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Prevx1 Cloaked Malware
Kaspersky not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.i
AntiVir TR/FakeAV.BU.9
Symantec Trojan Horse
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Panda Adware/UltimateDefender
McAfee-GW-Edition Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Packed.B
McAfee FakeAlert-CK.dll
Kaspersky not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.ic
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.Fakeinit
Fortinet W32/FakeAlert.CK!tr
F-Secure FraudTool.Win32.AdvancedAntivirus.ic
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.4524

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Advanced Antivirus

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File System Details

Advanced Antivirus may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. AdvancedAntivirus.exe 01adc5d8a302c28bee6420c1dc3f65ff 13
2. AAVSetup.exe 2246bc5ab4e8a7f773438d56800549bf 1
3. aav.exe 626600d414841fa379b3c3ccef5d9a11 1
4. winhelper.dll d700d7e062e28230cbe282aad5be7d0c 1
5. winhelper.dll 71315d12f866d7703c89026cf1a0d4ef 0
6. aav.exe c11310aadabc658e52db2f9dece55ee0 0
7. AAV.ExE 81871b05df637a840fb67d481f95dd1a 0
8. aav.exe 54224dccd3c217d5e5b9619bfdc5d8ca 0
9. aav.exe 815c318d73fe0feda6cc5dfd0031aa4e 0
10. aav.exe 2660b7844bbdfe0fa51b31ed86bb0d86 0
11. aav.exe 40ef838a59cff4b36193853a31bf3290 0
12. aav.exe 6926bd8a5134262b308d7470bc5f5667 0
13. aav.exe d0dd6935d04572ee74164ac7c2fd2589 0
14. aav.exe 00cbcdff13e5c710341393a19d260da6 0
15. aav.exe de26022f77cd4b90452097e8727d3cf1 0
16. aav.exe d3e98a9db44e599ab3a7674aaeffd7f1 0
17. AAVSetup[1].exe ee217ba37015111b3cfc64c3c35de87f 0
18. aav.exe ba7ff7ab4720cebc176b9666b52a6fee 0
19. winhelper.dll 13a14a0e6f7d3e4c7d643024374435a9 0

Registry Details

Advanced Antivirus may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
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