Antimalware PC Safety Description
Antimalware PC Safety – A Fake Anti-malware Tool Distributed by Scammers
Antimalware PC Safety is a rogue security program. Its interface is very similar to the Microsoft Security Center and to the group of rogue security programs belonging to the FakeVimes family of malware. ESG security researchers have received reports of numerous Antimalware PC Safety infections, particularly in French-speaking regions. This fake security program is designed to convince inexperienced computer users that their computer is infected. By scaring them into believing that they are the victims of a severe malware attack, criminals can then attempt to sell fake security programs (such as a supposedly 'full' version of Antimalware PC Safety) to these affected computer users. Because of these kinds of methods, malware analysts often refer to fake anti-malware applications like Antimalware PC Safety and its clones as 'scareware', that is, software designed to scare its victims in order to scam them in some way.
Among the many clones of Antimalware PC Safety are A-Fast Antivirus, Activate Ultimate Protection, Additional Guard, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Anti-malware Lab, Antivirus Smart Protection, Best Antivirus Software, Best Malware Protection, Best Virus Protection, CleanUp Antivirus, Enterprise Suite, Extra Antivirus, Fake Windows Antivirus 2012, Fast Antivirus 2009, Home Malware Cleaner, Home Safety Essentials, Internet Security Essentials, Internet Security Suite, Keep Center Keeper, Live Enterprise Suite, Live PC Care, Malware Protection, My Security Engine, My Security Shield, My Security Wall, PC Live Guard, PC Security Guardian, Personal Internet Security 2011, Personal Security Sentinel, Presto TuneUp, Security Antivirus, Security Master AV, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Smart Engine, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Smart PC Cleaner, Smart Security, Smart Virus Eliminator, System Protection Tools, System Smart Security, Total Anti Malware Protection, Virus Doctor, Virus Melt, VirusSecurity, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Active Guard, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Antibreach Helper, Windows Antibreach Module, Windows Antibreach Patrol, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Windows AntiBreach Tool, Windows Antibreaking System, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Windows Antivirus Booster, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Antivirus Machine, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows AntiVirus Suite, Windows Antivirus Tool, Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Care Taker, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Cleaning Tools, Windows Command Processor, Windows Component Protector, Windows Control Series, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Custom Management, Windows Custom Safety, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Daily Advisor, Windows Debug Center, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows Defence Master, Windows Defence Unit, Windows Defending Center, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Efficiency Console.
If your computer system is displaying warnings and error messages supposedly coming from Antimalware PC Safety, ESG malware analysts recommend running a system scan of your computer using a reliable anti-malware tool to remove the problem completely. Failure to remove Antimalware PC Safety in a timely manner will almost always result in additional malware entering your computer. Even so, a computer system with an Antimalware PC Safety infection will usually become annoying, if not impossible, to operate.
Symptoms of an Antimalware PC Safety Infection
Antimalware PC Safety uses several tactics to ensure that its victims are scared enough to fall for the scam. The main way Antimalware PC Safety makes its victims panic is by displaying a constant, aggressive barrage of error messages, pop-up notifications and alarming fake virus reports and system scans. An inexperienced computer user, faced with constant messages claiming that the computer system is infected, may not understand that the real infection is Antimalware PC Safety, instead of all of the supposed malware found in its reports.
Antimalware PC Safety also makes a computer system become slow and unstable, and can affect web browsing as well change the victim's desktop image. In some cases, Antimalware PC Safety has been found to interfere with legitimate security programs or with the victim's files, even going so far as to block perfectly harmless applications like Notepad. Since Antimalware PC Safety makes changes to the Windows Registry that permit Antimalware PC Safety to carry out these attacks, ESG security analysts recommend using a trusted anti-malware tool in order to remove Antimalware PC Safety and its harmful components automatically.
Do You Suspect Your PC May Be Infected with Antimalware PC Safety & Other Threats? Scan Your PC with SpyHunterSpyHunter is a powerful malware remediation and protection tool designed to help provide PC users with in-depth system security analysis, detection and removal of a wide range of threats like Antimalware PC Safety as well as a one-on-one tech support service. Download SpyHunter's FREE Malware Remover
Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?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.
Screenshots & Other Imagery
How 'Antimalware PC Safety' Rogue Infects a Computer Video
File System Details
|1||%AppData%\Antimalware PC Safety\ScanDisk_.exe|
|2||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe|
|3||%AppData%\Antimalware PC Safety\Instructions.ini|
|4||%Desktop%\Antimalware PC Safety.lnk|
|5||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].cfg|
|6||%StartMenu%\Antimalware PC Safety.lnk|
|8||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antimalware PC Safety.lnk|
|9||%Programs%\Antimalware PC Safety.lnk|
|10||%APPDATA%\Antimalware PC Safety|
|11||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[5 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\AP[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe|
|12||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[6 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\AP[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_[NUMBERS].exe|
|13||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[6 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\AntimalwarePCS.exe|
|14||%AllUsersProfile%\[5 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\AP[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe|
|15||%AllUsersProfile%\[6 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\AP[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_[NUMBERS].exe|
|16||Antimalware PC Safety.lnk|
More Details on Antimalware PC Safety
Antimalware PC Safety has detected potentially harmful software in your system. It is strongly recommended that you register Antimalware PC Safety to remove all found threats immediately.
|Warning! Access conflict detected!|
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
Process Name: AllowedForm
Location: C:Windows... askmgr.exe
|Warning! Identity theft attempt detected|
Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-PSW.VBS.Half
Description: This is a VBScript-virus. It steals users passwords.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.