Threat Database Fake Error Messages Your PC is Not Protected Popup

Your PC is Not Protected Popup

"Your PC is not protected" popup is a fake security alert employed by the rogue anti-spyware application known as AntivirusBEST in order to intimidate users into believing that their computers are infected. The "Your PC is not protected" popup reads as follows:

"Your PC is not protected. Security center reports that AntivirusBEST is inactive. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the suggested actions. Your system might be at risk now."

This fake warning message is a means by which AntivirusBEST may trick users into purchasing and downloading the malicious software, in the hopes of combating this threat. Do not be fooled. Remove as soon as possible.

File System Details

Your PC is Not Protected Popup creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\svchost.exe N/A
2. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\Installer.exe N/A
3. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\abest.exe N/A
4. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\QWProtect.dll N/A
5. c:\documents and settings\all users\Desktop\AntivirusBEST.lnk N/A
6. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\ N/A
7. c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\Programs\antivirusbest\Uninstall.lnk N/A
8. c:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiVirusBEST N/A
9. c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\Programs\antivirusbest\AntivirusBEST.lnk N/A
10. c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\AB\ABEST.CAB N/A

Registry Details

Your PC is Not Protected Popup creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{44b2c9f5-608d-46de-82e1-26c5bcb85193}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{44b2c9f5-608d-46de-82e1-26c5bcb85193}

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