Here comes a familiar face with a different name and we can be sure to expect only the same malicious intent from a rogue antispyware like Antivirus Pro. There already has been a rogue, which has been released under the same name, but this Antivirus Pro comes from a different family. It is a clone of such applications as Internet Protection and Antivirus Center. The common source is obvious just by taking one glance at Antivirus Pro’s interface – it is identical to the interfaces of its predecessors. That should be enough to convince you that this rogue is up to no good.
However, a few words should be spared on how Antivirus Pro can find its way into your computer. Since rogues usually have more than one way to enter target systems, Antivirus Pro also displays a whole variety of infection methods which range from spam email to fake online malware scanners. In case of spam mail messages, these are the messages which are usually directed to your junk mail folder, but sometimes some of them manage to get through into the main inbox. A message from someone you don’t know with an attachment or a link in the main text might be the first step towards Antivirus Pro infection.
When this rogue is installed, you will be presented with an interface which imitates the color scheme of your operating system. Antivirus Pro will send you fake security alert messages indicating that you have been infected by multiple parasites. Also, just like any other rogue, this one will also perform a fake system scan. There will be real parasites in the detection lists, such as Win32/Taterf.gen!A, Win32/Renos.JI or Win32/Yektel.A. These computer threats really exist, but they are not there in your computer. Antivirus Pro only uses the names of existing parasites to make itself look more reliable, and then convince you to click on that “Activate” tab.
This is exactly what Antivirus Pro is aiming for, because it is a malicious application designed to swindle you out of your money. If you click to “activate” the program, you will be presented with the purchase page, and nothing good can come from rogue’s purchase page. When you provide it with your credit card information, not only will you spend your money on a completely useless program, your bank account will also be exposed to cyber criminal access.
Protect yourself and don’t allow this rogue to ravage your computer any longer. Delete Antivirus Pro following the manual removal instructions. If you think that it is too hard for you, then download the automatic malware removal tool. It will intercept and terminate Antivirus Pro for you, at the same time securing your PC against future attacks.
How to manually remove AntiVirus Pro
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