BlueFlare Antivirus DescriptionType: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
BlueFlare Antivirus (also appearing as Blue Flare Antivirus and BlueFlareAntivirus) is a typical rogue anti-virus program. Like most rogue security programs, BlueFlare Antivirus will pester you with fake security alerts and pop-up notifications, show you a system scan designed to make you panic, and affect your ability to access your own programs and the Internet. BlueFlare Antivirus usually enters a computer without the computer user's knowledge and, once installed, BlueFlare Antivirus will try to force the computer user to buy BlueFlare Antivirus by constant repetition. BlueFlare Antivirus is closely related to the Ppn.exe family of rogue security programs, including XP Security 2012, Win 7 Security 2012, Vista Security 2012, XP Total Security, Win 7 Total Security, Vista Total Security, and many others. ESG security researchers recommend that you remove BlueFlare Antivirus automatically with a legitimate anti-malware program.
Early Detection of the BlueFlare Antivirus Threat
The BlueFlare Antivirus Fake System Scan
Once installed, the first thing BlueFlare Antivirus will try to do is to convince you that your computer is infected with a large number of viruses. You should keep in mind that all of BlueFlare Antivirus' security alerts and system scans are fake, designed to convince you to buy this useless rogue anti-virus program. In reality, the infections detected by BlueFlare Antivirus are completely nonexistent. The real problem on your PC is BlueFlare Antivirus itself.
Severe Problems Caused by BlueFlare Antivirus
Make no mistake about it, BlueFlare Antivirus is not limited to displaying fake security alerts and annoying error messages. ESG PC security researchers classify BlueFlare Antivirus as a dangerous threat, which can place your computer at risk. BlueFlare Antivirus has been known to change your Internet browser and system settings to make your computer vulnerable to further attacks. It will alter your browser to use a proxy server, which is then used to control your Internet browsing. It does this to redirect you aggressively to websites belonging to the creators of BlueFlare Antivirus, to push you into giving up and buying this useless program. To protect itself, BlueFlare Antivirus also blocks a very large number of programs and Windows Components that may be used to remove BlueFlare Antivirus. This can make BlueFlare Antivirus removal especially tough.
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File System Details
|#||File Name||MD5||Detection Count|
|1||BlueFlare Antivirus.exe||4a93f2ee1468fbd3a3a19a79a746ffbe||2 +|
|3||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe||N/A +|
|4||%AppData%\BlueFlare Anti-Virus||N/A +|
|5||%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]||N/A +|
|6||%AppData%\BlueFlare Anti-Virus\cookies.sqlite||N/A +|
|7||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\BlueFlare Antivirus\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]||N/A +|
|8||%AppData%\BlueFlare Anti-Virus\Instructions.ini||N/A +|
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