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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Ultimate Scan

With all the threats facing healthy PCs these days, it has become increasingly difficult to protect your PC against threats such as Ultimate Scan without some type of help. This rogue antispyware application derives from the despicable family of Braviax rogue applications. The rogue will enter the system surreptitiously and hide itself from the user’s attentions until it is ready to start its attack against the system. Of course Ultimate Scan will do everything in its power to come across as legitimate, but that won’t change the fact that it certainly does not have the ability to identify, quarantine and remove any type of threat from the system.

Ultimate Scan is distributed in a variety of ways, most notably through browser hijacking websites which implement drive-by download tactics. It also uses infected online flash ads and fake online malware scanners emulating the real workings of a genuine Windows scanner. The user will be completely unaware of Ultimate Scanner’s presence, and because of its stealth intrusion the user will only be able to safely get rid of Ultimate Scanner with the help of a genuine security tool.

Once Ultimate Scanner starts its attack against the PC it will attempt to thwart the normal operation of the PC, so as to trick the user into thinking his system is experiencing problems. It will start its attack by spamming the user with incessant and constant fake security alerts and pop up messages, warning the user of dire infections being present on the system. It will proceed to rename and delete various files and folders on the system, making the user believe the problem is much worse than initially thought.

It will then initiate a fake system scan, which only emulates a real scan. This scan will yield many fake positives as being present on the system, such as Email-Worm.53.Giiger, IM-Worm.Win32.Kelvir.k and IRC-Worm.DOS.Septic. This only forms part of Ultimate Scanner’s attack against the system, and should not be taken seriously. Its GUI seems legitimate, pretending to scan the PC for performance, Internet Security, Personal Security and the Firewall. This is completely fake and only there in an effort to fool the user into trusting and paying for Ultimate Scanner’s rubbish software.

Other symptoms associated with the Ultimate Scanner infection include being unable to connect to the Internet, as well as being unable to launch any type of application on the system. It will also promote poor system performance by consuming valuable system resources, as well as increasing erratic system behavior.

At the end of the day you will only be able to regain control of your PC if you get rid of Ultimate Scanner for good. This can safest and easiest be achieved by using a properly functioning security tool which will not only erase Ultimate Scanner but also protect against similar attacks in future.

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