Attentive Antivirus Description
Attentive Antivirus is part of the WinWeb Security family of malware. Attentive Antivirus is a fake anti-virus application that is used to steal money from inexperienced computer users. Basically, criminals try to trick their victims into paying for a 'full version' of this rogue security application. When Attentive Antivirus is installed on the victim's computer, Attentive Antivirus displays a large number of false positives and alarming error messages in an attempt to steal money from the computer user. Typically, Attentive Antivirus and other fake security programs are distributed using typical malware distribution methods, including the use of spam email messages containing malicious file attachments, attack websites designed to infect visitors' computer systems and social engineering scams that scam computer users by deceiving them. If Attentive Antivirus is installed on your computer, ESG security researchers strongly recommend the use of a reliable anti-malware application to remove this threat.
Prejudicial Changes Made by Attentive Antivirus to Your PC's Settings
Attentive Antivirus is designed to make harmful changes to your computer's settings that allow Attentive Antivirus to start up automatically when Windows starts up. Attentive Antivirus runs a bogus scan of the infected computer and notifies the computer user that there is a severe malware infection on the victim's computer. Attentive Antivirus then displays fake error messages and alerts repeatedly. These are frequent and disruptive and typically become too irritating for most computer users. Trying to use Attentive Antivirus or any of its family members to fix these supposed error messages results in additional messages claiming that it is necessary to 'update' Attentive Antivirus by paying for a fake full version of this threat. Clones of Attentive Antivirus include System Security, Total 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, Antivirus Center, Antivirus Center, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Security Sphere 2012.
There are several other symptoms associated with Attentive Antivirus, including severe computer performance problems, browser redirects and problems with security software installed on the infected computer. Attentive Antivirus may disable other applications, including the victim's security software and firewall.
How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Attentive Antivirus Scam
If Attentive Antivirus is installed on your computer, it is important to ignore all of its instructions and fake notifications. Instead, Attentive Antivirus should be removed with the help of a reliable anti-malware application immediately. To prevent future infections, keep your software updated, use security software at all times and browse the Web safely. For example, avoid opening unsolicited email attachments and embedded links, do not frequent file sharing networks and torrents and avoid websites that are typically considered being unsafe.
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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.
File System Details
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More Details on Attentive Antivirus
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Location: File System
Suspicious activity detected in the application cmd.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.
|Warning! Network attack attempt detected.|
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
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We strongly recommend activating full edition of Attentive Antivirus for repairing threats.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.