Ghost Antivirus

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 13,984
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 34
First Seen: January 21, 2010
Last Seen: May 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Ghost Antivirus is a fake anti-virus application. The rogue Ghost Antivirus is in no way related to the legitimate Ghost Antivirus of Norton or Symantec. Once the rogue Ghost Antivirus has entered a computer system it will use deceptive tactics such as displaying bogus system alerts and pop-up windows, to scare victims into purchasing the "full version" of the software. Ghost Antivirus will also conduct a system scan that will produce a fabricated report of numerous malware infections found on the system. Users are advised to ignore all scan reports and alerts displayed by Ghost Antivirus; it is a useless application used to con users out of their money.

Ghost Antivirus comes from the FakeXPA family, an enormous family of rogue security programs. Some of the countless rogue security programs that are part of Ghost Antivirus family include Antivirus 360, AntivirusBEST, Nortel Antivirus, Alpha Antivirus, Anti-virus Professional, Antivirus 2010, Cyber Security, MaCatte Antivirus 2009, Eco Antivirus, Antivir, Personal Security, Antivirus 7, Antivirus GT, Earth Antivirus, Antivirus 8, AVG Antivirus 2011, E-Set Antivirus 2011, XP Antivirus 2013.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec Downloader.MisleadApp
Sunbelt GhostAntivirus
Sophos Mal/FakeAV-BI
Panda Trj/CI.A
NOD32 Win32/Adware.Antivirus2008
McAfee-GW-Edition Trojan.Agent.578560
McAfee Generic FakeAlert!du
Kaspersky Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.gjv
Fortinet W32/FakeAV.BI
eSafe Win32.Downloader.Mis
Comodo TrojWare.Win32.FraudLoad.~E
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Agent.ATV
AVG Downloader.Zlob.AQQB
AntiVir TR/Agent.578560
a-squared Adware.Win32.GhostAntivirus!A2

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Ghost Antivirus

File System Details

Ghost Antivirus may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. GhostAV.EXE 4a39c5f2f68f7687e2ea09a22fa7c171 12
2. GhostAntivirusInstall_33_0_deleted[1].exe 9eb0c33803a78d4f429db494c254208d 0


Ghost Antivirus may create the following directory or directories:

%AppData%\Ghost Antivirus
%ProgramFiles%\Ghost Antivirus


Ghost Antivirus may call the following URLs:

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