Threat Database Rogue Anti-Spyware Program Antivirus Security Pro 2014

Antivirus Security Pro 2014

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,316
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 372
First Seen: December 2, 2013
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

As 2013 approaches its end, criminals have started to release versions of known rogue security programs with the string '2014' attached to the rogue's name. Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is one of the many fake security programs that belong to the WinWeb Security family and are currently being 'updated.' It is important to note that there is no difference between Antivirus Security Pro 2009, Antivirus Security Pro 2010, Antivirus Security Pro 2011, Antivirus Security Pro 2012, or Antivirus Security Pro 2013 except for the slight differences in each rogue security program's name. Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is no exception, carrying out the same basic scam as its predecessors. Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is usually installed on a victim's computer through the use of Trojans, drive-by downloads, spam email messages and social engineering tactics. Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is not a real security application and Antivirus Security Pro 2014 should be removed at once with the help of a real, fully updated anti-malware program.

The Misleading Tactics Used by Antivirus Security Pro 2014

Like most rogue security programs, the goal of Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is to trick inexperienced computer users into believing that their computer is severely infected and that it is necessary to pay for a 'full version' of Antivirus Security Pro 2014 to fix these nonexistent problems. Once Antivirus Security Pro 2014 is installed, Antivirus Security Pro 2014 pesters the computer user with fake system scans and fake, alarming system alerts and error messages. Whenever the affected computer starts up, Antivirus Security Pro 2014 runs a bogus system that will invariably claim to have found numerous threats. Antivirus Security Pro 2014 will then try to convince you to purchase a 'full version' of this fake security program. The following are other symptoms that have been linked to Antivirus Security Pro 2014:

  • Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may cause browser redirects.
  • Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may prevent computer users from running many applications, especially those associated with system security.
  • Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may cause system performance problems such as freezing, crashing and general slower performance.
  • Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may disable security software installed on the affected PC in an attempt to protect itself.

There are numerous clones of Antivirus Security Pro 2014. Among its clones are System Security, Antivirus Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Total Security, System Security 2011, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Security Sphere 2012, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Futurro Antivirus.

File System Details

Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
2. %CommonPrograms%\Antivirus Security Pro 2014.lnk
4. %DesktopDir%\Antivirus Security Pro 2014.lnk
5. %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe.manifest
7. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Security Pro 2014\Uninstall Antivirus Security Pro 2014

Registry Details

Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AA2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"


Antivirus Security Pro 2014 may call the following URLs:


The following messages associated with Antivirus Security Pro 2014 were found:

Warning! Infected file detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of your antivirus software for repairing threats.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.


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