Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Antivirus Action Rogue Antispyware Program

Antivirus Action is a rogue antispyware program, a clone of Security Suite program which has been actively infecting computer systems a while ago. It uses exactly the same methods and has the same goals as the latter program.

The application uses system exploits in order to enter the system. The exploitable program then installs a Trojan virus which finally downloads and installs Antivirus Action to the infected computer.
The program is started as soon as the workstation is rebooted. The same repeats every time you log in to Windows. It loads a fake scanner and simulates performing system scan. After a while, the program generates a list of infections and asks you to purchase a full version of Antivirus Action in order to get rid of detected infections.

Later, the program starts generating fake alerts that warn about spyware infections that have been detected on the system. The messages state that your system is at risk and recommend activating your antivirus software in order to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats.

When you attempt to visit some Internet website, it will also cause more security notifications. Instead of opening the site you request for you will see a message claiming that visiting this website may harm your computer.

If you are one of those experiencing this kind of problems on your system, it is clears that your system has been infected. However, the main reason is not some spyware infections that the program claims to detect. The main infection is Antivirus Action itself.

Please remove Antivirus Action once you notice its activity.

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