Do you know what Milestone Antivirus is?
Milestone Antivirus is a fake security program which pretends to be a legitimate application. This rogue antispyware is a direct clone of Wireshark Antivirus. It can be delivered to your computer via Trojan infection or through fake online antispyware scanner. The Trojan infection might have been residing in your computer for a long time already without you knowing it. Then it downloads Milestone Antivirus into your computer and off the infection goes.
Once the rogue infiltrates your computer it starts sending various fake security messages, saying that your computer has been infected with harmful viruses and you need to activate the antivirus software if you want to prevent permanent loss of your information and credit card data theft. Milestone Antivirus also blocks you from running various applications on your computers. It claims that it has to terminate the program, but it has been infected and it is impossible to run it.
Needless to say, that all these messages are generated with intention to make you pay for the absolutely worthless program. It asks to activate protection so you would be able to remove the threats it detects, but the threats “detected” by Milestone Antivirus do not exist in your computer. What is more, Milestone Antivirus also uses names of genuine Windows processes such as csrss.exe. This process is a part of Win32 subsystem, and it must run all of the time. So when a process associated with Milestone Antivirus is called the same and is constantly running in your Windows Task Manager, it might not look suspicious at all. However, the real Windows OS file is located in C:\Windows\System32. The process associated with the rogue will be located in another directory.
Along with constantly targeting your money Milestone Antivirus also damages your computer’s system, so you need to ignore every single message you receive from this rogue and then delete it altogether. You can remove Milestone Antivirus automatically by using a reliable malware detector. It is faster and more efficient than performing manual removal if you are not sure of how your computer system works. Just make sure you get rid of this rogue for good.
In non-techie terms:
Milestone Antivirus is a rogue antispyware application which has been created to steal money from unsuspecting computer users. It also slows down the overall computer performance which eventually can result in a total system crash. Erase Milestone Antivirus from your system as soon as possible if you want to avoid that.