New Fake Anti-Spyware Antivira AV
Computers recently, in large numbers, have been unexpectedly displaying pop-ups that produced security alerts as well as advised users to immediately purchase an anti-spyware application called Antivira AV. But Computer Repair Technician Jimmy Walker from FreeRemovalOfSpyware.org said that the AV application was a fake, hence people must be vigilant as it could deceptively make them buy a license code. WebWire reported this on February 16, 2011.
Incidentally, the fake anti-spyware Antivira is the creation of those who developed Antivirus.Net along with other bogus applications that dupe users into thinking that there are problems in their PCs making the systems bad enough. Actually, Antivira AV's key problem is that when it implants itself on any PC, it ensures that its position is secured. So it effectively self-attaches onto the computer's hard drive as well as the registry. This done, it continuously and overwhelmingly produces dialog boxes and false security warnings on the user's computer so that he becomes frightened and possibly makes the purchase.
Moreover, the Antivira AV enters the target PC with a Trojan's assistance that's downloaded whilst end-users attempt at clicking dubious web-links or viewing e-mail attachments. Thereafter, as the anti-spyware becomes active, it instantly triggers a computer scrutiny following which it reports numerous contaminated documents. Additionally, it displays different alert messages that appear simply similar to usual Windows OS notices. The anti-spyware produces all notices for frightening the PC operator.
Explain the security researchers that Antivira AV's creators are not just after money. A few contamination can be with keystroke logging software that are employed for intercepting sensitive information such as bank and credit card details, Social Security Numbers, or passwords. Subsequently, if this contamination stays for long on the target PC, then the possibilities for identity theft against the user, increases.
Nevertheless, Antivira AV can be eliminated with merely a few methods. People can utilize genuine spyware-eliminating software, do a fresh format of their computers' hard drives, alternatively, eliminate it manually. However, the last method can be time-consuming, expensive and exasperating, while wiping the system wholly, else reformatting it works as the most appropriate way for eliminating the fake AV.
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