Do you know what Antivirus Protection 2012 is?
Antivirus Protection 2012 is a new rogue antispyware that is supposed to make hackers rich. This is a clone of Security Monitor 2012, Antivirus System 2011 and other highly distributed fake security tools. If you already have it in your system, there is not much you can do besides removing Antivirus Protection 2012 without further delay.
This rogue is sneaky, so it most often enters your computer without you realizing it. However, once it is in your system, you will start seeing plenty of simulated warnings, which are scary and… FAKE! This is a scam to goad you into buying the rogues license and, give out your credit card information, without realizing it. You should ignore everything that Antivirus Protection 2012 displays, including fake notifications like:
System critical warning!
You have been infected by a proxy-relay Trojan server
Your query looks similar to automated requests from a spyware application.
Your system has come under attack of hostile software.
Click here to deactivate it.
Your computer might be at risk
Antivirus Protection 2012 detects viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. They can (and do) destroy data, format your hard disk or can destroy the BIOS. By destroying the BIOS many times you end up buying a new motherboard or if the bios chip is removable then that chip would need replacing
What is more, the only way to get rid of these bogus messages is to remove Antivirus Protection 2012. You have two options to do that: you can erase it automatically or manually, but either way you chose, it will be easier to do that once you activate the full version by entering the activation key. Do not be mistaken, if you do that, it will not delete Antivirus Protection 2012, however, it will make the pop ups stop and enable to use all the tools it restricted before.
Both ways to delete the rogue are effective, but manual removal of Antivirus Protection 2012 requires great skill, because vital files or entries may be erased and the operating system may even stop functioning. Therefore, it is recommended to use a reliable security tool to get rid of the rogue before it gets to do any damage.
While the warning messages may be the most obvious way of noticing, that your system is infected with Antivirus Protection 2012, it is by far not the only symptom of the rogue. When it is settled in your system, your computer performance slows down, and if you do not remove Antivirus Protection 2012, your system may be vulnerable to other infections, which may cause data loss.
In non-techie terms:
Antivirus Protection 2012 is a dangerous rogue that targets to rip you off by making you believe that your computer if full of infections. It is important not to believe anything this rogue reports, because all warnings are fake and threats– inexistent. Needless to say, that Antivirus Protection 2012 is something you do not want to have in your system, since it does not protect it from real malware and it may influence the performance of your reliable security software. To avoid the unwanted side-effects on your computer, you must remove Antivirus Protection 2012 from your computer without hesitation.