Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application

by on 09/25/2009 in Fake Antivirus, Security

Anti-Virus Professional or (AntivirusProfessional) is a fake antivirus application. This security risk can be downloaded from a Web page and must be manually installed. When a user downloads AntivirusProfessional and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors.

Name: Anti-Virus Professional
Version: 1.0.0.1
Publisher: Marketflip Technologies, LLC
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior: AntivirusProfessional is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer.

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How to Remove AntivirusProfessional
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Run a full system scan.
4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.

4 Responses to “Beware of this Fake Antivirus Application”

  1. These fake Antivirus programs are the new fad these days. If you get a popup saying that something is being installed that you did not initiate, try to close it and immediately get malware bytes and run a scan.
    .-= Allen Park Computer Repair´s last blog ..Which Antivirus Should I buy? =-.

    • Frank J

      Sep 26th, 2009

      Allen,

      We already passed 2008 totals in June with these fake programs.

  2. Michael Aulia

    Sep 25th, 2009

    I hope everyone knows by now to go for popular ones such as Avast, AVG , and Avira (for free ones) rather than trying something new

    But again, not everyone knows those popular antivirus in the market
    .-= Michael Aulia´s last blog ..Free Ashampoo Burning Studio 2010 =-.

    • Frank J

      Sep 26th, 2009

      Michael,

      We hope people go to a trusted source, but sometimes when something is free, it becomes bait for those who don’t know better.