Do you know what AV Protection 2012 is?
With all the threats facing healthy PCs these days, it has become increasingly more difficult for users to distinguish between genuine security applications and rogues like AV Protection 2012. This malicious rogue antispyware application was developed by the same developers behind the notorious AV Protection 2011, OpenCloud Security and AV Protection 2012. It was designed with the explicit intention of ripping users off while offering them nothing of value in return.
AV Protection 2012 will do everything in its power to make sure that it gains the trust of its victims and convince them of its legitimacy. It will do this by making use of a genuine looking graphical user interface and other malicious tricks. The first clue the user will have as to the presence of AV Protection 2012 on the system will come from the rogue initiating a fake security scan of the system. This scan will launch each time the user logs on to Windows and will inform the user that his PC is being attacked.
The rogue will urge the user to pay for it in order to stave off these attacks, and will drive the point home by spamming the user with the following fake security alerts:
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.
Warning! Infection found
unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer.
Keylogger Zeus was detected and put in quarantine.
Keylogger Zeus is a very dangerous software used by criminals to steal personal data such as credit card information, access to banking accounts, passwords to social networks and e-mails
AV Protection 2012 will also cause the system to drastically slow down, and promote erratic system behavior. It will also block the user’s internet access and prevent him from accessing applications on his PC. These annoying symptoms can be negated by entering one of the following activation keys into the rogue:
In order to limit the damage AV Protection 2012 will be able to cause to your PC, and to regain control of your system you need to destroy AV Protection 2012 using a powerful security tool. This will also protect your system against future attacks.
In non techie terms:
AV Protection 2012 is a fake security tool only out to fleece you out of your money. Protect your PC’s security and privacy and get rid of AV Protection 2012 immediately.
Aliases: AV Protection, AVProtection2012.