- Installs itself without permissions
- Changes background
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
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.
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:
Warning: Infection is Detected
Warning: Spyware Detected
svchost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
To see what data this error report contains, click here.
How to manually remove Milestone Antivirus
Files associated with Milestone Antivirus infection:
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.exe
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus\
c:\Program Files\Milestone Antivirus.ico
Milestone Antivirus processes to kill:
Remove Milestone Antivirus registry entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = 'C:\Program Files\conhost.exe "%1" %*'