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New Scareware AV Defender 2011 Spotted

AV Defender 2011 a fresh variant of the much known fake anti-spyware called Security Suite, AV Security Suite, or Antivir Solution Pro is reportedly beginning to circulate the Web, according to World News which published the news on August 28, 2010.

State the security researchers that AV Defender 2011, which is sophisticatedly created, usually attempts at stopping users from utilizing reliable and trustworthy anti-virus programs. According to them, cyber-criminals in an apparent thought for the future have designed the fake AV to profusely disseminate it in 2011.

Incidentally, AV Defender 2011 is most easily and widely installed via the utilization of malicious websites which forcefully canvass the software as one worthy security program as also subsequently present the free edition of the AV to users. Nevertheless, once loaded, this temporary edition works out to be simply another bogus anti-spyware that cheats end-users into believing that there are multiple malicious programs on their systems.

Moreover, just like many other software, AV Defender 2011, which is Trojan-based, may be loaded onto an infected computer while the user little realizes anything. Often, the scareware is installed on a machine via security flaws alternatively via concealed Trojans, which come with certain application downloads like video codecs, files etc. And during all these activities, users need not provide consent for loading the rougeware.

Besides, immediately as AV Defender 2011 gets installed on the target PC, this malicious program generates a number of corrupt files as well as many Registry entries.

As a result, it also begins to pop up fake security warnings about different viruses supposedly infecting the computer. Purveyors of the scareware simply use these tricks to persuade end-users that their systems have real problems.

Thereafter, they are recommended that it is important to buy AV Defender 2011 for cleaning the viruses although it is this program which really requires to be removed.

Consequently, specialists have cautioned computer operators that they mustn't believe these tricks and in case they find AV Defender 2011 on their system, they must instantly send it to the recycle bin while making sure that trustworthy anti-spyware software is fully installed.

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