Antivirus Security Pro Description
Antivirus Security Pro is a rogue security application that belongs to a large family of rogue security software known as WinWebSec. Antivirus Security Pro is a fake security program that is disguised as a legitimate anti-virus application. Antivirus Security Pro does this by displaying false positives and bogus security warnings on the victim's computer. There are several ways in which criminals distribute Antivirus Security Pro, including malicious attack websites and spam email messages containing malicious attachments. Security analysts consider that Antivirus Security Pro presents a threat to your computer. Because of this, ESG security researchers strongly recommend that computer users remove Antivirus Security Pro from their computer immediately.
How Antivirus Security Pro Infects a Computer System
Antivirus Security Pro, along with its many clones that include Security Scanner 2012, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Antivirus System and Microsoft Antivirus 2013, makes unwanted changes to your computer's settings that allow this fake security application to start up automatically when Windows starts up. Once Antivirus Security Pro starts up, Antivirus Security Pro displays a counterfeit analysis of the compromised computer. This scan will claim that the victim's computer is severely compromised by several viruses and Trojans. However, when the computer user tries to use Antivirus Security Pro to remove these fake infections, Antivirus Security Pro will display additional error messages claiming that it is necessary to download an expensive 'full version' of Antivirus Security Pro. This fake upgrade is just as useless as Antivirus Security Pro itself. Because of this, avoid paying for this bogus upgrade and instead remove Antivirus Security Pro from your computer using a reliable anti-malware application.
Besides Harming Your PC Antivirus Security Pro Tries to Rob Your Money
Rogue security applications like Antivirus Security Pro are among the most common types of online scams designed to trick inexperienced computer users into believing that their computer is severely infected. However, the problems on the victim's computer are usually caused by Antivirus Security Pro itself. For example, Antivirus Security Pro blocks legitimate security software, prevents computer users from launching applications and redirects the victim's Web browser. Apart from making the victim's computer difficult to use, these symptoms also make removal of Antivirus Security Pro more difficult than normal. Fortunately, these types of symptoms can be avoided by starting up the infected computer in Safe Mode and then using a reliable anti-malware application to remove Antivirus Security Pro completely.
Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
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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.
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Antivirus Security Pro Technical Report
As new Antivirus Security Pro details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
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Fake message for Antivirus Security Pro:
The following fake error message(s) appears for Antivirus Security Pro:
|Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
|Warning! Infected file detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of your antivirus software for repairing threats.
|Warning! Infected file detected
Location: File System
Suspicious activity detected in the application notepad.exe to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application cmd.exe has been temporarily restricted.
Antivirus Security Pro has typically the following processes in memory:
|%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe|
Antivirus Security Pro creates the following files in the system:
Antivirus Security Pro creates the following registry entries:
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AA2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"|