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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
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

AV Protection 2012

Don’t be fooled by AV Protection 2012’s beautiful interface, because it is nothing but a dangerous computer threat that can turn your days into nightmare were you to allow this rogue to settle down in your computer. Judging from the name of this program, the criminals behind it are already preparing for the oncoming year, because AV Protection 2012 is obviously a direct clone of AV Protection 2011. Other rogues from the same family include AV Security 2012, Cloud Protection, OpenCloud Security, Guard Online and many more.

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To put it simply, AV Protection 2012 is a fake antivirus program that causes a lot of issues in the affected system and then offers its services in removing the aforementioned problems. Naturally, AV Protection 2012 cannot remove the problems it has caused itself, and so the user who has been infected by the rogue needs to take care of AV Protection 2012 as soon as possible. However, before you get rid of this rogue, you have to understand how it manages to enter your system.

AV Protection 2012 has a very wide distribution system and it can be delivered to your computer via a backdoor or a malware dropper. I means that before the rogue appears in your computer, you most probably have another infection (like Trojan, for example) working in the background of other processes. You might not be aware of these infections before AV Protection 2012 manifests itself in the form of a fake system scan and multiple security notifications that are obviously fake. Here are a few examples of the fake security messages that AV Protection 2012 sends to the unsuspecting user:

Windows Security Alert
To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program.
Do you want to keep blocking this program?
Name: Zeus Trojan
Publisher: Unauthorized

svchost.exe was replaced with unauthorized program.
It has encountered a problem and needs to close.
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.

Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject “RE:” to was CANCELLED.

These and other messages received from AV Protection 2012 are to be ignored. By no means should you ever follow the rogue’s orders and purchase the full version of the program. You would only reveal your credit card information to the hackers, giving them the key to your bank account so to speak. Instead of panicking, use one of these activation codes to “activate AV Protection 2012:


Once you do that, AV Protection 2012 stops sending you these annoying security messages, and it is a lot easier to delete the program. Remove AV Protection 2012 from your computer with a reliable antimalware program, if you do not know how to do it manually, and then make sure that it does not appear in your computer ever again.

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How to renew your internet connection:

This rogue antispyware blocks your Internet connection to prevent you from removing the rogue application. To enable the Internet connection, please follow these instructions:
  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to >Tools< select >Internet Options<

  2. Select >Connections<

  3. Select >LAN Settings<

  4. Now you need to uncheck the checkbox labeled >Use a proxy server for your LAN< in Proxy Server section. Then press the >OK< button to close this screen and press the >OK< button to close the Internet Options screen.

  5. Now you can download the SpyHunter scanner and remove the infection.

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How to manually remove AV Protection 2012

Files associated with AV Protection 2012 infection:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\AV Protection 2012.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\AV Protection 2012\AV Protection 2012.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\AV Protection 2012\
%AppData%\[random]\AV Protection 2012.ico

AV Protection 2012 processes to kill:


Remove AV Protection 2012 registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV Protection 2012
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"

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