AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Fake Alert

AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Fake Alert Description

ScreenshotThe AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert is one of the many fake error messages displayed by AVASoft Professional Antivirus, a rogue security program that is used to carry out a very common online scam. Although the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert claims that a program in your computer was blocked from connecting to a remote server, this is actually not true. It is part of an attempt to steal your money by convincing you to pay for a useless, fake anti-virus application named AVASoft Professional Antivirus. The kind of scam used by the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert has been around for several years. However, AVASoft Professional Antivirus is a relative newcomer to rogue security software families, initially detected in 2012. There are several different versions of this fake anti-virus program, all of which use the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert to scare inexperienced computer users.

What the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert Actually Means

One of the reasons why fake anti-virus programs are so dangerous is because they are quite effective at protecting themselves from removal. Essentially, what the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert does is that the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert blocks software on the infected computer and also prevents the victim's web browser from connecting to the Internet. However, the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert integrates these self-defense mechanisms into its attack by displaying the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert in order to make the victim believe that these tactics are for the victim's own protection. The AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert uses a highly authentic design that makes the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert very similar to real Windows error messages. The AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert will usually claim that the application in question was blocked because it was infected with the Svchost.Stealth.Keylogger worm, a malware infection that doesn't even exist. In fact, a keylogger and a worm are two very different things. It also mentions the Lsas.Blaster.Keylogger in the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert, claiming that not following the instructions can allow cybercriminals to gather your credit card details.

Protecting Yourself from the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert

What actually will allow criminals to gain access to your credit card information is following the AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert's instructions and actually paying for a useless 'full version' of this fake anti-virus program. Instead, ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users to start up their computer in Safe Mode and then to use a reliable anti-malware scanner to disinfect the affected machine. To prevent future attacks, ESG security researchers advise computer users to avoid downloading files without full knowledge of their contents and never to browse the Internet without the protection of a real, effective security application.

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The following messages associated with AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Fake Alert were found:
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert has blocked a program from accessing the internet

Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm Svchost.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.

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