Threat Database Fake Error Messages Critical Vulnerables Found! Popup

Critical Vulnerables Found! Popup

"Critical vulnerables found!" popup is a false alert from fake antivirus program Advanced Virus Remover. The goal of this fraudulent alert popup is to intimidate the user into purchasing the suggested virus removal tool to protect the computer from fictitious threats. The "Critical vulnerables found!" popup alert message reads as follows:

"Critical vulnerables found! Proactive system found several active vulnerabilities on your computer. Please read the following instructions before you continue. Your system is at risk of being damaged by existing viruses - This can lead to PC freezes, crashes, erratic behavior, and data loss. Please run virus removal tool to protect your system."

File System Details

Critical Vulnerables Found! Popup creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. c:\Program Files\AdvancedVirusRemover\PAVRM.exe N/A
2. %UserProfile%\Desktop\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk N/A
3. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk N/A
4. c:\Program Files\AdvancedVirusRemover N/A
5. %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk N/A

Registry Details

Critical Vulnerables Found! Popup creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\International\CpMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVR

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