Threat Database Rogue Anti-Spyware Program Disk Antivirus Professional

Disk Antivirus Professional

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 52
First Seen: January 30, 2013
Last Seen: June 4, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Disk Antivirus Professional is one of the many fake anti-virus programs that belong to the WinWeb Security family of rogue security applications. These kinds of fake anti-virus programs are designed to display false positives on the victim's computer and to cause a number of symptoms deliberately in order to trick a computer user into thinking that their computer has become infected with dangerous malware. The point of this scam is to convince computer users to download and install Disk Antivirus Professional and then to pay for a 'full version' of Disk Antivirus Professional. This fake security program can also compromise your computer by directing computer users to an online video which content is designed to direct computer users to websites that possesses a malicious content and may install malware on your computer without your authorization.

The Disk Antivirus Professional scam is not particularly original. ESG security researchers have observed variants of rogue anti-virus programs similar to Disk Antivirus Professional going as far back as 2006 (and probably before as well). Disk Antivirus Professional's family of malware in particular has been around since 2009. Among its numerous members 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.

This online scam is not difficult to understand; Disk Antivirus Professional will pretend to be a legitimate security program by using a false user interface and highly realistic error messages, fake scans and other false components. Computer users alarmed to think that their computer is severely infected with malware may be tricked into paying for a useless 'full version' of Disk Antivirus Professional, often disclosing their credit card details in the process. Removing a Disk Antivirus Professional infection can be difficult due to the fact that Disk Antivirus Professional has been known to interfere with common security programs and with other files. Disk Antivirus Professional will prevent you from opening files or applications, displaying error messages claiming that Disk Antivirus Professional has blocked that file for your own security in order to protect you from a supposed malware threat. To bypass this, ESG security researchers advise starting up Windows in Safe Mode to prevent Disk Antivirus Professional from launching automatically. Then, a reliable anti-virus program should be used to detect and remove files and harmful registry entries associated with Disk Antivirus Professional. To prevent further attacks, it is recommended to only download and install anti-malware programs from reliable, well known sources.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot

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File System Details

Disk Antivirus Professional may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
4. setup.exe ba3eca77eda279f12ad865ca2ac71033 0

Registry Details

Disk Antivirus Professional may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]"


Disk Antivirus Professional may create the following directory or directories:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Antivirus Professional
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Antivirus Professional


The following messages associated with Disk Antivirus Professional were found:

Disk Antivirus Professional Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Disk Antivirus Professional.
Disk Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with Disk Antivirus.
Application cannot be executed. The file GoogleUpdate.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate Disk Antivirus Professional, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended).
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software.
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software...


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