Microsoft Antivirus 2013 Description
Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is a bogus security application that is part of a scam that ESG malware researchers have observed repeatedly since 2009. The initial Microsoft Antivirus 2013 infection will often be the result of a malicious pop-up window containing a fake error message. Microsoft Antivirus 2013 uses a combination of social engineering tactics and malicious scripts to attack a computer. The main thing to remember about Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is that Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is not really associated with the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is a malicious anti-virus solution from the family that is used to attempt to steal your money. It is also important to remember that if you receive pop-up windows and error messages while you are browsing the web, it is recommended to shut down your web browser and avoid those kinds of websites in the future. Malicious pop-up messages associated with Microsoft Antivirus 2013 have been associated with several kinds of unsafe websites, including web pages containing pornographic material, illegally copied software and media, and poorly regulated advertisements.
Microsoft Antivirus 2013 can enter a computer in a variety of ways. Although ESG security researchers have observed that Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is distributed through common Trojan delivery channels (such as spam email messages and as a secondary malware infection in multi-component malware attacks), Microsoft Antivirus 2013 will often enter a computer as a consequence of a bogus error message. ESG malware analysts have observed that several low-quality websites will cause a pop-up error message claiming that 'Microsoft Antivirus 2013 has found a severe problem' on the victim's computer. The error message will typically offer to scan the infected computer in order to remove this supposed threat. However, don't click on 'OK'! Doing so begins the installation of Microsoft Antivirus 2013 on your computer.
Once Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is installed on a computer, Microsoft Antivirus 2013 will spam your with other error messages and Microsoft Antivirus 2013 will run fake system scans claiming that your computer is severely infected. If you try to use Microsoft Antivirus 2013 to remove these supposed threats, Microsoft Antivirus 2013 will claim that you need to spend money on a 'full version' of this fake anti-virus application. Since Microsoft Antivirus 2013 is not a real anti-virus program, ESG malware researchers strongly advise against paying for its fake 'full version' and instead removing this threat with a real anti-virus program.
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