Protective Antivirus 2015

Protective Antivirus 2015 Description

Protective Antivirus 2015 is a bogus anti-virus program. Programs like Protective Antivirus 2015 are used to mislead inexperienced computer users so that they will pay for fake security software. Protective Antivirus 2015 does this by scaring inexperienced computer users, making them believe that their machines are severely infected with numerous types of threats. If Protective Antivirus 2015 has been installed on your computer, PC security analysts strongly recommend ignoring its fake error messages and virus scans and immediately removing Protective Antivirus 2015 with the help of a real security application. The main reason Protective Antivirus 2015 is so effective is because it is very similar to legitimate security programs in appearance, making it likely that inexperienced computer users will pay for this bogus anti-virus application. Protective Antivirus 2015 is not capable of removing or detecting threats and is a type of threat infection itself, which should be removed at once.

Protective Antivirus 2015 - Old Tactic, New Name

Fake security applications like Protective Antivirus 2015 are quite common and have been studied for nearly a decade. These types of infections continue to use the same tactics as they used a decade ago, although many of their methods have become more sophisticated. In general, rogue security applications like Protective Antivirus 2015 use a well-known progression to carry out their harmful actions.

The first step in the Protective Antivirus 2015 attack is delivering the rogue security program to the victim's computer. Protective Antivirus 2015, as well as other members of its family, the family, are usually distributed using typical threat delivery methods, such as attack websites and spam email attachments with embedded links. One typical method that has been associated with Protective Antivirus 2015 is the use of bogus advertisements that advertise free online virus scans. Computer users that click on these advertisements may download Protective Antivirus 2015, often without being aware of it. Unfortunately, the presence of Protective Antivirus 2015 may indicate that the victim's computer has been exposed to other, more severe types of threats. In many cases, Protective Antivirus 2015 may be installed using a backdoor Trojan, which allows third parties to gain access to the infected computer from a remote location. Protective Antivirus 2015 may also be installed by a rootkit, already present on the victim's computer.

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Upon installation, Protective Antivirus 2015 makes harmful changes to the victim's computer's settings. These changes allow Protective Antivirus 2015 to start up automatically with Windows, deliver system notifications and dialogs, and interfere with other software on the victim's computer. Protective Antivirus 2015 does this so that Protective Antivirus 2015 may trick inexperienced users into believing that their machines are infected and need to be cleaned. To do this, Protective Antivirus 2015 will display fake system scan results, indicating the presence of numerous threats. Protective Antivirus 2015 will also prevent computer users from launching other software or accessing certain files, displaying error messages when computer users attempt to do so.

When computer users try to remove these supposed threats using Protective Antivirus 2015, this fake security program display messages that claim that it is necessary to pay for a 'full version' of Protective Antivirus 2015. Unfortunately, this expensive 'full version' brings nothing new, instead continues the attack on the victim's computer. After paying for the full version, Protective Antivirus 2015 will stop displaying as many fake error messages. However, Protective Antivirus 2015 will remain on the victim's computer. Because of this, malware researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid paying for Protective Antivirus 2015's fake full version. Instead, an authentic and updated security product should be used to remove Protective Antivirus 2015 completely. Stronger security measures should be put in place to ensure that threats like Protective Antivirus 2015 do not reinfect the victim's computer once Protective Antivirus 2015 has been removed.

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