Rogue.AV Defender Professional

Rogue.AV Defender Professional Description

The AV Defender Professional software is not a trusted anti-malware shield and PC users are not advised to install it. AV Defender Professional is classified by security researchers as a rogue security tool that is used to scare users into buying an expensive license that does not guarantee protection. The AV Defender Professional software is tailored to look like a built-in Windows security feature and fool users into thinking that they can rely on AV Defender Professional. The AV Defender Professional program may include logos, links, and statements copied from Microsoft.com to appear legitimate and dissuade users from looking for a way to remove it.

As state above, the AV Defender Professional program does not provide protection and is designed to use audio, video, images and text to simulate a virus infection. The simulation may include crashing your Windows OS and preventing programs from running. The AV Defender Professional rogueware might use the native messaging system in Windows to display warnings that say 'PC status: Attention! Computer is under threat.' The main window of AV Defender Professional might feature four tabs that are titled Home, History, Update and PC protection. In the Home tab, users may be provided with information about the current state of their anti-virus protection. The Update and History tabs may provide information on installed updates and available patches. The PC protection tab may suggest that you need to purchase a license for more than $300 and enable all defensive mechanisms of AV Defender Professional. Security researchers note that AV Defender Professional may close the windows of third-party software and urge users to buy a license using full-screen pop-ups and audio alerts. The AV Defender Professional rogueware may expose users to malware because it does not feature runtime analysis, scanner, firewall and its primary objective is to cause distress. You can remove the AV Defender Professional software with the assistance of a reputable anti-malware solution that is capable of deleting AV Defender Professional safely.

Aliases: HEUR/QVM10.1.Malware.Gen, Generic36.BZOJ [AVG], W32/FakeAlert.FKL!tr [Fortinet], PE:Trojan.VB-Banker!1.6475[F1], Trojan.Generic.D29A9EF, TR/Rogue.1257984.6, TROJ_GEN.R047C0PIH15 [TrendMicro], Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra, UnclassifiedMalware [Comodo], Adware ( 004cf86e1 ) [K7AntiVirus], Rogue.Prvnap, FakeAlert-FKL!D5E5853F5A2A [McAfee] and Trojan.GenericKD.2730479.

Technical Information

File System Details

Rogue.AV Defender Professional creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 d5e5853f5a2a5a7413f26c625c0e240b 1,257,984 d5e5853f5a2a5a7413f26c625c0e240b 1

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