Anti-virus Professional

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 59
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: February 11, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Antivirus Professional is a rogue anti-virus application designed to scam computer users. Antivirus Professional first started appearing in 2009 and has been regularly updated since Antivirus Professional's release. It is important to understand the true nature of Antivirus Professional. This rogue security program that belongs to the FakeXPA family, is not a real anti-virus program; Antivirus Professional is a malware application disguised as a security program. By deliberately causing a number of problems in an infected computer, Antivirus Professional demands payment to return the computer back to normal. However, our ESG research team recommend against paying for this useless program. Instead, remove Antivirus Professional with a legitimate anti-malware program.

How Antivirus Professional Invades Your Computer System

Rogue security programs like Antivirus Professional typically infect computers through Flash or JavaScript exploits in fake online anti-malware scans. Because of this, our ESG malware researchers strongly recommend that you only use legitimate anti-malware programs to scan your computer. There are several clones for Antivirus Professional, which include Antivirus 360, AntivirusBEST, Nortel Antivirus, Alpha Antivirus, Antivirus 2010, Cyber Security, MaCatte Antivirus 2009, Eco Antivirus, Antivir, Personal Security, Ghost Antivirus, Antivirus 7, Antivirus GT, Earth Antivirus, Antivirus 8, AVG Antivirus 2011, E-Set Antivirus 2011, XP Antivirus 2013. Any of these may be delivered into your computer through a Trojan or downloaded directly from Antivirus Professional's homepage.

How the People Behind Antivirus Professional Make Their Money

There are two ways in which criminals use Antivirus Professional to make money. The makers of Antivirus Professional make money directly from their victims. They do this by convincing computer users to pay for useless rogue anti-virus program. The makers of Antivirus Professional deliberately cause the victim's computer to behave erratically and display constant security alerts to convince them that there is a severe problem with the operating system. Antivirus Professional is then offered as a way to solve the very problems Antivirus Professional caused in the first place. Distributing Antivirus Professional is also a lucrative, but illicit business for the hackers involved. They get paid to direct as many users as possible to Antivirus Professional's websites, much like legitimate affiliate marketing functions. To direct computer users to the Antivirus Professional website, hackers use Trojans embedded in malware-laced websites or disguised as video codecs, system updates, or popular files on file-sharing networks

Removing Antivirus Professional from Your Computer

Our ESG security researchers recommend removing Antivirus Professional with a legitimate anti-malware program. Antivirus Professional may have the ability to block your security applications from launching. In those cases, ESG malware researchers recommend starting up in Safe Mode. Doing this, by pressing F8 during start-up, prevents Antivirus Professional from launching, giving you full access to your security software.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Panda Trj/CI.A
NOD32 Win32/NoAdware
McAfee-GW-Edition Trojan.Dropper.FraudPack.vml
McAfee potentially unwanted program AntiVirusPro
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.vml
K7AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Malware.3
Ikarus Fraudtool.Win32.FakeAV
Fortinet W32/FakeAV
eSafe Win32.FakeAlert.Anti
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.4386
BitDefender Trojan.Generic.2445951
Avast Win32:FakeAV-SY
AntiVir DR/FraudPack.vml
a-squared Fraudtool.Win32.FakeAV!IK

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Anti-virus Professional

File System Details

Anti-virus Professional may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. adgutils.dll 8b8464d090d814566269d9bb3fa8dde3 13
2. UninstlDll.dll 3dc9a849e555c85ec64f77ed532659bb 4
3. setup[1].exe f740de8052f0e8e89624414066ce4ed3 0
4. Anti-Virus Professional.exe 91817dfd2579cae93b6d6890371673d2 0


Anti-virus Professional may create the following directory or directories:

%ProgramFiles%\Anti-Virus Professional


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