Anti-Virus-1 Description

Anti-Virus-1 is a rogue anti-spyware program similar to Antivirus 2010. Anti-Virus-1 may have been installed by a Trojan known as Zlob or Vundo. Zlob and Vundo Trojans infect users without their knowledge and permission and will attempt to scare or trick the user into buying the full Anti-Virus-1 version of the program. Anti-Virus-1's common unscrupulous tactics to persuade the user may be bogus system notifications or fake security alerts stating that the computer is infected with an exaggerated amount of spyware. In order to to remove the supposed threats, the user should purchase Anti-Virus-1's commercial version.

Anti-Virus-1 may also imitate a computer system scan and list supposed spyware infections as a result. However, these resulting entries are created by Anti-Virus-1 itself to make the user believe Anti-Virus-1's scanner has detected actual threats. Anti-Virus-1 is a threat and should be removed without hesitation.

Aliases: Trojan.DL.Agent.HGKU [VirusBuster], Win32/FakeAV.AEF [eTrust-Vet], Win32.TRFakealert.av [eSafe], TrojWare.Win32.TrojanDownloader.Agent.biia [Comodo], TrojanDownloader.Agent.biia [CAT-QuickHeal], Trojan.Generic.1553458 [BitDefender], Downloader.Agent.AUYP [AVG], Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} [Avast], W32/Downldr3.BY [Authentium], TR/Fakealert.av.11 [AntiVir], Trojan:W32/Fakexpa.B [F-Secure], Trojan-Dropper.Agent [Ikarus], Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.biia [Kaspersky], TROJ_DLOADER.VPC [TrendMicro] and Trojan.Fakeavalert [Symantec].

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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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Anti-Virus-1 Info & Manual Removal Guide

File System Details

Anti-Virus-1 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 AV1i.exe 151,552 4860a1de4b2848d55f9476e3968ea759
2 AV1i.exe,Stage2[1].exe 151,040 8bc18b1d6cec2f4160c1d21083a557eb
3 AV1i2.exe 59,904 1a57648c4b6a47e5d183dfbaa01e358f
4 AV1i2.exe,StageThree[1].exe 59,392 b99b9bfa28c119d6089b5dfa1b49647b
5 QWProtect[1].dll,av1.exe,QWProtect.dll 113,664 0a45c57d5277b7e8a55e08e84c08afeb
6 av1.exe 10,618,368 35897905169443ff92d47b26bb1bbbac
7 install[1].exe 70,144 27a882668aeda52450ef78a0d6e42a30
8 qwprotect.dll 111,104 90a0e1a41c13147528eca2b8cf930a8c
9 svchost.exe 80,896 e89160a57bf4f971e3030ecd679d6c28
10 svchost[1].exe 83,968 c198517864cc71849ac3b6d3ed44b2bf
11 svchost[1].exe,svchost.exe 59,059 e205763aae5db6ae563e6f32244f2f4d
12 AV1i.exe 151,552
13 QWProtect.dll 113,664
14 av1.exe 10,551,296
More files

Registry Details

The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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