Virus Melt

Virus Melt Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

Virus Melt, a clone of Virus Doctor, is a rogue anti-spyware program with the look and feel of Virus Doctor. Virus Melt performs scare tactics to influence and trick the user into buying the full commercial version of the program. One of these scare tactics is to inundate the user's computer with fake system notifications or security alerts claiming that the PC is infected with an excessive amount of malware. Virus Melt will state that in order to remove the supposed malware threats the user must purchase the commercial version.

Virus Melt is another rogue anti-spyware program that follows the same patterns as its family siblings that include Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.

Virus Melt, a fresh member of the FakeVimes family has more of an edge than previous rogue anti-spyware programs circulating the Web because it installs bogus malware files on the user's computer. The bogus malware files are meant to appear as legitimate malware files, so when Virus Melt scans the user's computers its scan results will report it has detected malware. The fake malware files do not pose a threat but the presence of Virus Melt on a user's computer does. If your computer displays pop ups that mentions Virus Melt or your default homepage suddenly changes to Virus Melt's homepage, please avoid clicking on the pop ups or links provided by Virus Melt and follow the necessary steps to remove Virus Melt.

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File System Details

Virus Melt creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 ActivatedSetupReleaseXP[1].exe a72d641a1c75a3d6a9deaeb251fb4cde 0
2 SetupReleaseXP[1].exe 5553901722baa002d607b3e7da42c4e2 0
3 VMelt.exe 48b8da39c7935e708b1fdd05dd09c8f0 0
4 ReleaseXP[1].exe, VMelt.exe 11be46151fd032f517b07f8ff18188ff 0
5 ReleaseXP[1].exe 243b777eb37e8fdc88a2b8907a543394 0
6 Virus_Melt[1].exe 1192f16d90e6ecc1a6a0c46861933352 0
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Registry Details

Virus Melt creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%AppData%\Virus Melt

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