Antivirus Pro 2017

Antivirus Pro 2017 Description

Antivirus Pro 2017 is a rogue security program. Antivirus Pro 2017 belongs to an enormous family of fake security applications, the , that has been active for many years. Rogue security applications like Antivirus Pro 2017 are used to trick inexperienced computer users into purchasing useless, fake anti-virus applications. Antivirus Pro 2017 is designed to mimic a real security program, with the same appearance and supposed features. However, unlike a real security program, Antivirus Pro 2017 will always indicate that the victim's computer is infected with numerous Trojans, viruses and other threats. This is done to scare inexperienced computer users into paying for a useless 'full version' of Antivirus Pro 2017 to fix these supposed problems on the affected computer.

PC security researchers warn computer users against rogue security programs like Antivirus Pro 2017. These types of programs are not capable of detecting or removing threats, and Antivirus Pro 2017 is no exception. If Antivirus Pro 2017 is installed on your computer, PC security analysts strongly advise against paying for its 'full version.' Instead, Antivirus Pro 2017 should be removed with the help of a strong, fully updated security program. The registration code Y65RAW-T87FS1-U2VQF7A can temporarily stop many irritating symptoms associated with Antivirus Pro 2017. However, this will not remove Antivirus Pro 2017 from an affected computer.

There are Countless Clones of Antivirus Pro 2017 on the Web

Misleading tactics like Antivirus Pro 2017 are among the most common types of social engineering approaches that attempt to trick inexperienced computer users in order to profit. Variants of the Antivirus Pro 2017 hoax have existed for at least a decade with little to no variation in the steps involved in taking advantage of inexperienced computer users. Some examples of clones of Antivirus Pro 2017 include

The following are the steps taken by Antivirus Pro 2017 and similar rogue security programs in order to try to collect your money:

  1. Antivirus Pro 2017 may be distributed using threat distribution techniques. One of the most common ways of distributing Antivirus Pro 2017 is by advertising 'free threat scans' on shady Websites. Computer users clicking on these advertisements will download Antivirus Pro 2017 and install it on their computer. Antivirus Pro 2017 also may be distributed using attack Websites, corrupted email attachments, and similar threat delivery methods.
  2. Once Antivirus Pro 2017 has been installed, it makes harmful changes to the affected computer's settings. These changes allow Antivirus Pro 2017 to run automatically when the affected computer starts up, display system messages and errors and interfere with other software.
  3. Antivirus Pro 2017 will try to convince inexperienced computer users that their machines are severely infected with threats. To do this, Antivirus Pro 2017 will display fake virus scans and pester the computer user with messages urging action against supposed threat infections constantly. Antivirus Pro 2017 can also cause other symptoms on the affected computer to increase its ruse. These symptoms can include performance issues, blocking other software (especially real security programs installed on the infected PC), and preventing the computer user from connecting to the Internet.
  4. If computer users try to fix these supposed threat issues using Antivirus Pro 2017, additional error messages appear. These error messages claim that it is necessary to register Antivirus Pro 2017 and pay for a 'full version' of this software. Paying for Antivirus Pro 2017 will not do anything, except temporarily halt its irritating error messages. However, Antivirus Pro 2017 will remain on the infected computer, causing issues and interfering with its correct operation. Most importantly, Antivirus Pro 2017 will make the infected computer more vulnerable to other threats, since it will be left without no real threat protection and exposed to already known tactics and threatening components such as Antivirus Pro 2017 itself.

Technical Information

File System Details

Antivirus Pro 2017 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\dd.exe 835,669 7dfbfba1e4e64a946cb096bfc937fbad 3

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