Do you know what AV Protection 2011 is?
With all the rogue security tools available online it has become increasingly more difficult for even experienced users to distinguish between genuine and fake security tools like AV Protection 2011. This rogue, who comes from a long line of rogueware including OpenCloud Antivirus, OpenCloud Security and Cloud Protection, will enter the system unbeknownst to the user and start its attack as soon as it roots itself into the system securely.
AV Protection 2011 uses established forms of infection to root its infection into susceptible PCs. Tactics employed by AV Protection 2011 include using fake online security scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites which make use of drive-by download tactics. It has also been reported that AV Protection 2011 uses infected online flash ads as a part of its online marketing campaign.
The first clue the user will have as to the presence of AV Protection 2011 on the system will come from the rogue initiating a falsely generated security scan when the user logs on to Windows. This fake scan will inevitably yield bogus results informing the user that his PC is being overrun by dire infections. It will also advise the user to pay for its worthless software in order to protect his PC against these attacks. This scan and its subsequent results are all fake and users should never believe anything AV Protection 2011 has to say.
Shortly following this the user will receive falsely generated security messages in the form of pop up messages. Some of the pop up messages to be on the lookout for include the following:
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.
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
Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject "RE:" to was CANCELLED.
AV Protection 2011 will instigate various distressing symptoms which will terrorize the user. These symptoms range from the user being unable to execute applications on the system and being denied access to the internet. Increased erratic system behavior and poor system performance have also been reported. Disable these annoying symptoms by entering the following activation key into the rogue:
When all is said and done you will only be able to regain control of your PC by taking immediate steps to remove AV Protection 2011 from the system. This can be done by making use of a powerful security tool which will not only get rid of AV Protection 2011 but also protect against similar attacks in future.
In non techie terms:
AV Protection 2011 is a seditiously fake security tool only out to rip you off. Annihilate AV Protection 2011 with the removal power of a genuine security tool.
Aliases: AV Protection.