Windows 7 Anti-Virus 2012 is a another new rogue anti-virus program that uses fake alerts and system scans with dishonest results to make you think that your PC has an army of virus infections.
Windows 7 Anti-Virus 2012, like other rogue security programs, has two sides – a visible side where it pretends to be an anti-virus and security product, and a hidden side where it attacks your PC hiding it’s malicious nature. Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 is in the same subcategory as many other rogue security programs; some other examples of threats that are nearly identical to Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 are Vista Total Security 2012, XP Total Security 2012, XP Internet Security 2012 and Vista Anti-Spyware 2012.
Windows 7 Anti-Virus 2012 will modify your Windows Registry to enable automatic startup every time you start your PC. Removing this rouge program is difficult. Call your local Ace Computer Guy to help restore your PC.
In the last week I have had 3 service calls from people whose computer has become infected with this malware. System Fix is a fake computer analysis program from the FakeHDD family of malware. This rogue program displays false alerts that are designed to make you think that your computer has hard disk problems causing corrupt and missing data. It displays these alerts in order to scam you into purchasing the program to fix these issues. In reality, there is nothing wrong with your computer or data. System Fix is installed through hacked sites, infected email attachments, or through fake online scanner pages.
Once installed, System Fix will display false error messages and security warnings. When you click on of these alerts, System Fix will automatically start to scan your computer and find additional errors that it states it cannot fix until you purchase and install an bogus upgrade that can fix the problem. Do not give these scam artists a penny of your money. Give me or your local computer guy a call to remove this malware.
I wrote about Security Center in detail not so long ago and want to dispel all doubts you may have about the legitimacy of Security Center.
This is a bogus anti-malware application designed to scare you by displaying a great deal of security alerts and lists of “infected files” and then convince you it can be truly helpful when it comes to removing the virus. But as charitable as it may appear at first, in the end, it is going to ask for some money in order to provide you and your computer with perpetual serenity.
How can you tell if it’s visiting you? Actually, it is quite easy. Once you start observing exceptionally sluggish performance, occasional system crashes, or annoying pop-ups and commercial ads start taking over your screen, you may be sure you are currently hosting Security Center. It may also start changing your background or it could also block normal system files from running.
It will most probably try to control some of you system files which could damage data stored on your PC. The Security Center virus is also able to send your passwords from the Internet browser (Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook etc. ) to third parties.
To put it in a nutshell, Security Center is a malicious application and you shouldn’t consider even for a moment the possibility of paying to get the extended version. So the best thing to do after you notice its presence in your machine is to remove it as quickly as possible.
Windows Risks Prevention is fake anti-spyware program that will take control over your computer and turn it into a real mess.
This malicious software will aim in every possible way to convince you that it is genuine and is the best possible security application. From frightening windows, warning you that your PC is under threat of severe malware attacks, to fake full scan system notices that provide you with misleading information.
Once Windows Risks Prevention has distracted you with numerous fake messages, alarming you of virus infection, its only aim is to convince you to purchase the full version of the product.
To be even more convincing that you need this software (even though you do not need it at all, but on the contrary – you have to get rid of it immediately in order to save your PC), the installation of this program can result in slowing down the computer operations and internet connection, as well as annoying pop-ups. Not only that, but Windows Risks Prevention can cause blocking executable files from running, installing itself or connecting to the Internet without permission and even system crashes.
Unfortunately, according to the results, provided by the analyzing tool VirusTotal, Windows Risks Prevention is detected only 17 from 42 times by some anti-spyware programs.
Given that this rogue anti-malware application has already been discussed before, I am going to be as concise as possible. Windows Custom Settings is a fake anti-virus program with the only purpose of its existence is to scare you by displaying nonexistent security threats and convince you pay for the imaginary services it offers.
How do you know you’ve been attacked by it? Well, if you start noticing annoying pop-ups, occasional system crashes, slow system performance, unexpected loading of web pages or blocking exe files from running, then you may infected.
Here’s a word of advice – don’t take seriously any of the alerts or scan results it shows you because none of them are true. And what you should do is stay away from this application, and in case this advice comes a bit too late, then get rid of this bogus anti-virus program as soon as possible.
While surfing the Internet, concentrating on the latest news or laughing at some funny video, people even do not notice how they become victims of the attacks of cyber criminals. Unfortunately, there it is – an unexpected message from the latest rogueware program, known as Windows Custom Settings pops-up on your screen, warning that your computer is under threat of unauthorized access.
Despite the frightening messages that an Unknown Trojan has been detected on your system, these warnings are fake and the truth is: Windows Custom Settings is nothing but a part of the Fake Microsoft Essentials infection that aims to penetrate into your computer and prompts you to purchase the full software.
For that reason, you have to be aware and keep in mind that any scan processes or frightening messages, initiated by this malicious program, are just another attempt of hackers to attack your PC and take advantage of your personal information. This program will not detect real threats, neither will it protect the system from future infections.
And here is the ugly truth – the only intention of Windows Custom Settings is to get over your computer system and, thus, mislead you into buying the full program. Do not believe IN any of the tricky messages and pop-ups because you will just be trapped into wasting your money.
My advice is when you notice such messages on your computer, stay calm and remove this rogue anti-spyware application. Please use only trustful software programs to ensure the continual safety of your computer.
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