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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
MilestoneAntivirus

Milestone Antivirus

Wireshark Antivirus used to count on the people’s knowledge of security products in order to trick them by using a popular name for the scam. Milestone Antivirus is a new clone of Wireshark Antivirus and it comes equipped with the same configurations as its predecessor. It means that Milestone Antivirus is a dangerous rogue antispyware application, which can cause the affected computer system to crash, if it is not taken seriously.

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Usually the affected program has already been infected by various Trojans prior to the Milestone Antivirus infiltration. That is so, because the rogue is distributed by Trojans, which root in the system and then download the rogue after having contacted a remote server over the network. Also, Milestone Antivirus might be encountered on the Internet in the shape of fake online malware scanners, which advertise the unbelievable computer security program.

Whichever way Milestone Antivirus might enter the system, when it is installed, it performs certain configurations to the computer so that the rogue loads automatically every time the user turns his computer on. Then it performs a fake system scan and “finds” dangerous items such as Trojan.VBS.Qhost or Trojan-Downloader.JS.Remora. These are old existing Trojans, which have been detected and categorized by various antivirus programs and online encyclopedias a long time ago.

If the user tries to remove the threats, Milestone Antivirus asks to enter activation key, so that full protection would be activated. However, the activation requires paying for the program, and that would simply lead to the overall rampage through the user’s bank account – with the banking information exposed the hackers would access the account anytime and the user will be left penniless. That is why, one must ignore all the fake security messages that he receives from Milestone Antivirus, including:

Security Warning
Your computer continues to be infected with harmful viruses. In order to prevent permanent loss of your information and credit card data theft please activate your antivirus software. Click here to enable protection.

Warning: Infection is Detected
Windows has found spyware infection on your computer!
Click here to update your Windows antivirus software

Warning: Spyware Detected
Windows has found spy programs running on your computer!
Click here to update your Windows antivirus software

Security Warning
Malicious programs that may steal your private information and prevent your system from working properly are detected on your computer.
Click here to clean your PC immediately.

Security Warning
There are critical system files on your computer that were modified by malicious program.
It will cause unstable work of your system and permanent data loss.
Click here to undo performed modifications and remove malicious software (Highly recommended).

svchost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to us. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

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There are no real threats in the affected computer save Milestone Antivirus and this rogue must be deleted as soon as possible. The user can remove Milestone Antivirus manually, but this task might be too demanding, especially as the rogue makes use of the genuine Windows processes and the user might delete an important program thinking it is associated with the rogue. Instead of that, it is recommended to acquire a good antimalware tool which would terminate Milestone Antivirus automatically.

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How to manually remove Milestone Antivirus

Files associated with Milestone Antivirus infection:

Milestone Antivirus.exe
conhost.exe
%ProgramFiles%
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus
%ProgramFiles%\Milestone Antivirus
%APPDATA%\Milestone Antivirus
%SystemDrive%\Milestone Antivirus
Milestone Antivirus.lnk
Milestone Antivirus.lnk
Milestone Antivirus.exe
csrss.exe
conhost.exe
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Milestone Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Milestone Antivirus.exe.txt
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\wt3.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\wt2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\wt1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\word.doc
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\w3.jpg
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\w2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\w11.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\w1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\up2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\up1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\Thumbs.db
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\t2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\t1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\pix.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\l3.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\l2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\l1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\jj3.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\jj2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\jj1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\j3.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\j2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\j1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\i3.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\i2.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\i1.gif
c:\Program Files\scdata\images\
c:\Program Files\scdata\wskinn.exe
c:\Program Files\scdata\wispex.html
c:\Program Files\scdata\
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.exe
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus\
c:\Program Files\skynet.dat
c:\Program Files\sh4.dat
c:\Program Files\sh3.dat
c:\Program Files\nuar.old
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus.ico
c:\Program Files\csrss.exe
c:\Program Files\conhost.exe
csrss.exe

Milestone Antivirus processes to kill:

csrss.exe
conhost.exe
Milestone Antivirus.exe
csrss.exe
conhost.exe
c:\Program Files\csrss.exe
c:\Program Files\conhost.exe
Milestone Antivirus.exe

Remove Milestone Antivirus registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Milestone Antivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\QTUpdate
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = 'C:\Program Files\conhost.exe "%1" %*'
Milestone Antivirus
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