Win 7 Antispyware 2013

Win 7 Antispyware 2013 Description

Type: Adware

Win 7 Antispyware 2013 is a rogue security application that belongs to the FakeRean family of fake security software. This FakeRean family is the one to be blamed for several attacks in the past and is characterized by a uniform naming pattern for the rogue security programs belonging to it. One of the characteristics that set apart Win 7 Antispyware 2013 from malware belonging to other families of rogue security software is the fact that Win 7 Antispyware 2013 can detect the victim's operating system and modify its attack accordingly.

While Win 7 Antispyware 2013 targets computers with the Windows 7 operating system, if Win 7 Antispyware 2013 detects that another version of Windows is installed on the victim's computer, Win 7 Antispyware 2013 may install itself as XP Antispyware 2013 or as Vista Antispyware 2013 to attack Windows XP or Windows Vista respectively. Win 7 Antispyware 2013 must be annihilated with the aid of a strong anti-malware program.

Despite its name, Win 7 Antispyware 2013 has no way of detecting or removing spyware from an infected computer. Instead, this fake security program is designed to carry out a well known scam that is designed to prey on naïve computer users. Basically, Win 7 Antispyware 2013 will claim that the victim's computer has been invaded with Trojans and viruses. However, if the victim attempts to remove these supposed infections with Win 7 Antispyware 2013, it will result in error messages claiming that the victim needs to upgrade to a 'full version' of Win 7 Antispyware 2013. Upgrading to this fake full version is not free and will require the use of a credit card. Since the 'full version' of Win 7 Antispyware 2013 has no real anti-malware capabilities either, ESG security researchers strongly advise against purchasing this fake security application.

ESG security researchers consider that Win 7 Antispyware 2013 and its variants pose a significant threat to a computer's security. Win 7 Antispyware 2013 variants include Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

Win 7 Antispyware 2013 and its clones are typically contracted from a Trojan infection. Common sources for Trojans associated with rogue security software include fake video codecs and media players, malicious email attachments, and advertisements contained in unsafe websites. Many computers also become infected with Win 7 Antispyware 2013 after the computer user clicks on an advertisement offering a 'free online malware scan.'

Technical Information

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The following messages associated with Win 7 Antispyware 2013 were found:
Privacy threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
Virus infection!
Security breach!
Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored.
Click for an anti-spyware scan.
Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and system may be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.
Win 7 Antispyware 2013 Alert
System hacked!
Unknown programs is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!

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