Description is a browser hijacker promoting the rogue anti-spyware application known as Personal Antivirus. Due to trojans infiltrating a computer system via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are continously redirected to the domain. Here the system is subject to a fake online scan, which results in either fictitious or greatly exaggerated infection results, all used in order to trick the user into purchasing the Personal Antivirus fake spyware remover software.

Technical Information

Registry Details creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Personal Antivirus"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Personal Antivirus_is1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PrS"

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