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|100 % (High)
|September 5, 2011
|August 17, 2022
OpenCloud Security is a fake anti-virus program and part of a scam designed to prey on inexperienced computer users. ESG PC security researchers consider OpenCloud Security a serious threat to a computer system. Even if a computer user does not fall for the OpenCloud Security scam, this rogue security program can still have serious effects on a computer system's normal operation. It is because of this that our ESG PC security researchers recommend the immediate removal of OpenCloud Security with a real anti-virus program.
OpenCloud Security has several clones, including Security Guard, Sysinternals Antivirus, Wireshark Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, WolfRam AntiVirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, Data Restore, OpenCloud AV, Security Guard 2012, AV Guard Online, Guard Online, Cloud Protection, AV Protection Online, System Protection 2012, AV Security 2012, Sphere Security 2012, AV Protection 2011, Super AV 2013.
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Understanding the OpenCloud Security Scam
OpenCloud Security and similar programs from its family, the FakeScanti family, are parts of a well-known cyber-scam. These kinds of programs are known as fake AV, or rogue anti-virus programs. This scam is designed to take advantage of many computer users' inexperience and lack of computer knowledge. Usually, a rogue anti-virus program is a collection of malicious scripts disguised as a genuine-looking security application. Rogue anti-virus programs use fake error messages and other tactics to scare a computer user into thinking that the computer has a large number of problems on it. Then, the rogue anti-virus program will offer to fix these problems – all of them imaginary – if the victim pays for a "license" or a "full version" of the rogue in question. OpenCloud Security has absolutely no way of detecting or removing viruses or other security issues; it is in itself a malware infection.
Our researchers have identified that when victims of Opencloud Security purchase a full version of the Opencloud Security application, they are asked to pay $52.95 but are actually charged a greater amount of $72.85. In addition, before Opencloud Security is purchased it claims to have detected several infections. After Opencloud Security is purchased, it somehow magically returns a clean system scan report claiming that your system no longer has the previously detected threats on it.
The Opencloud Security conformation email reads:
You have made a purchase at
Upgrade to Lifetime License
Add OpenCloud Security Firewall Lifetime License
Amount: 72.85 USD.
How OpenCloud Security Can Darken Your Whole Day
Even if a computer user knows enough about computers to understand that he is being scammed, OpenCloud Security can directly attack the infected computer, making many normal operations difficult or even impossible. OpenCloud Security can make a computer system run slowly, crash frequently, or often become stuck. OpenCloud Security can also cause a computer system to behave erratically, display a large number of fake error messages, and block access to the Internet or to executable applications. A computer system infected with OpenCloud Security is also at risk for other malware infections. Rogue anti-virus programs like OpenCloud Security are usually distributed with the help of Trojans. Trojans related to OpenCloud Security include the Vundo Trojan and the Zlob Trojan. Both of these are designed to download and install malicious files from a remote server. Because of this, an OpenCloud Security infection will usually not appear alone but will be accompanied by a large number of other malware threats.
SpyHunter Detects & Remove OpenCloud Security
OpenCloud Security Video
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File System Details
Detections: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
|%AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.exe
|%AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.ico
|%StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.lnk
OpenCloud Security may create the following directory or directories: