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                                                                                                      Fake Anti Virus Prevention Tips

1. Use Firefox as your browser rather than Internet Explorer.

2. Keep your computer updated with the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware

software, and be sure to use a good firewall.

3. Never open an email attachment unless you are POSITIVE about the source.

4. Do NOT click on any pop-up that advertises anti-virus or anti-spyware software, especially a program promising to provide every feature known to mankind. (Also remember: the fakes often mimic well-known brands such as Grisoft AVG, Norton and McAfee.)

5. If a virus alert appears on your screen, do NOT touch it. Don't use your mouse to eliminate or scan for viruses, and DON'T use your mouse to close the window. Instead, hit control + alt + delete to view a list of programs currently running. Delete the "rogue" from the list of running programs, and call your computer maker's phone or online tech support service to learn if you can safely use your computer.

6. Do not download freeware or shareware unless you know it's from a reputable source. We use Download.com and VersionTracker.

Unfortunately, freeware and shareware programs often come bundled with spyware, adware or fake anti-virus programs.

7. Avoid questionable websites. Some sites may automatically download malicious software onto your computer.

8. Reset your current security settings to a higher level.

9. Although fake software may closely resemble the real thing, it's rarely an exact match. Look for suspicious discrepancies.

10. Check out this list of rogue/fake anti-virus and anti-spyware products.

If your computer is infected by rogue software, stop work and contact your computer manufacturer's tech-support hotline. Don't keep using the computer. This may further damage your machine and provide identity thieves with more information about you.

Use of fake anti-virus, anti-spyware software is a fast-growing scam, especially as more people become aware of the dangers of spyware, adware and malware. By following the tips above, however, you'll better protect yourself from becoming the next victim of scammers, identity thieves and hackers.


                                                    Here is a list of different types Fake alerts


PC Locked by FBI Moneypak Virus?

FBI Moneypak Virus is a big issue to computer users, because it completely blocks internet connection , Task Manager, Registry Editor and other executable files. User is left under a locked screen where he can only see the fake FBI virus alert. This alert says, that if you will pay $100 , your computer will get unlocked in 24-72 hours. However, it is a virus, and probably your computer won't be unlocked even if you pay the fine.
Some more fake alerts:

Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Warning! Identity Theft attempt detected!
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft corporation keys
Your IP:

FBI Moneypak Redirect Virus

FBI Moneypak ransomware is a malicious software that gets inside the system undetected. FBI Moneypak ransomware full name is "The FBI Federal Bureau Investigation", and it tries to frighten people into thinking that they did something illegal, like downloaded copyrighted material on Internet and now FBI caught them. However, you should not believe the bogus alert, even if you have broken the Copyright laws, by using illegal download, P2P file sharing sites, and so on, you should still ignore the fictitious FBI Moneypak messages, FBI never blocks computers remotely and it never sends alerts directly to your PC.



ntivirus System PROA (aka AntivirusSystem PRO or AntivirusSystemPRO) appears to be the representative of the new generation of rogue anti-spywares. Being a clone of the infamous Spyware Protect 2009 and System Guard 2009 scarewares, Antivirus System PRO inherits its determinative traits; moreover, the hackers have been driving a lot of traffic to the websites promoting it, one of which is Antivirsystem.com. The tempo of Antivirus System PRO propagation is enormous; equally great distribution rapidity as compared to Antivirus System PRO is being currently exhibited by Alpha Antivirus rogueware which is another instance of ultimately fraudulent malvertising product. Antivirus System PRO infiltrates the target computers through illicit browser-hijacking techniques or via Trojans using backdoor tactics to trespass undetected. When inside, Antivirus System PRO freeware will do its best to convince the victim to register its license. For this purpose, Antivirus System PRO usually floods the compromised system with its exaggerated popup alerts that state the PC is badly infected and needs a remedy, i.e. Antivirus System PRO full version which demands payment. The deceitful effect of Antivirus System PRO pop-ups may he reinforced by its bogus security scanners that emerge out of nowhere and claim to detect more infections on your computer. The ultimate goal of Antivirus System PRO is to brainwash the victim into purchasing its license; if the victim is “stubborn” and refrains from installing the pimped scamware, Antivirus System PRO will attempt disrupting the target system. Therefore, it’s strongly recommended to remove Antivirus System PRO rogue as soon as possible.




KeepCop is a rogue antispyware program. The software is not a security tool, it is a dangerous computer parasite. Usually KeepCop is installed through the use of trojans that come from fake online malware scanners. Once installed, the trojan will install KeepCop onto your computer and will create a lot of harmless files with random names in Windows and Windows\System32 folders, which later during the scan, KeepCop will determine as infections. Important to know that all of these infections are fake. The program is incapable to detect any computer threats. So you can safely ignore all that KeepCop shows you. It uses false scan results as method to to trick you into purchase so-called “full” version of the software.


What is more, the same trojan that installs KeepCop will also download and install a trojan FakeAlert. The trojan will show fake Windows Security Center, nag screens, fake security alerts and notifications from Windows task bar. An example:

Spyware Alert!
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your
critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click
here to register your copy of KeepCop and remove
spyware threats from your PC.


Eco AntiVirus 2010 also known as Eco AV is a rogue antispyware program from the same family as Green AV. It is distributed through misleading advertisements that you may view when surfing the Internet. Once you click on the advertisement, you will be redirected to a page that pretend to be online malware scanner. It will report that your computer is infected and you must install Eco AntiVirus 2010 to clean your PC.

Once installed, Eco AntiVirus 2010 will perform a system scans and report numerous infections to make you think that your computer is infected with trojans, spyware and other malware. Then it will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove these threats. Of course, all of these threats are fake and don’t actually exist on your computer. So you can safely ignore them.

While Eco AntiVirus 2010 is running, you will be shown nag screens, fake security alerts and other notifications from Windows task bar. It will state that spyware activity detected, some system files were modified, etc. Some of the alerts:

Eco AntiVirus
Internal conflict alert.
Eco AntiVirus detected internal software conflict. Some
applicztion tries to get access to system kernel (such behavior
is typical to Spyware/Malware). It may cause crash of your

Eco AntiVirus
System files modification alert!
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by
malicious program. It may cause system instability and data
loss. Click here to block unathorised modifications by removing
threats (Recommended).

The rogue will display a screen that looks like legitimate Windows Security Center except that it will recommend you register the ‘Eco AV’. Also Eco AntiVirus 2010 will hijack Internet Explorer and show a message that the current page may be a phishing site or that your computer might be at risk. However, all of these alerts, warnings and suggestions are fake and like scan false results should be ignored!

If your computer is infected with Eco AntiVirus 2010, then most importantly, do not purchase it! Uninstall the rogue from your PC as soon as possible. Use the removal guide below to remove Eco AntiVirus 2010 from the system for free.

Additional Guard is a rogue antispyware program. It is a clone of Windows Additional Guard, which is also a fake antivirus program. Both programs are from the family of VirusDoctor scareware. It is distributed through malicious web sites that are disguised as online anti spyware scanners. It will stat that your computer is infected and you must install the software to clean your PC. The software is a trojan downloader. Once started, it will install the Additional Guard and create numerous files with random names in %UserProfile%\Recent folder. The files are made to appear as infections, but are in reality harmless.

Once running, Additional Guard will perform a scan of your computer and display false scan results. It will state that your computer is infected with adware, malware and trojans and that you should purchase the software to remove these infections. Of course, these infections are all fake, because Additional Guard identifies harmless files as dangerous infections. So you can safely ignore the scan results.

Additional Guard – scan results

While Additional Guard is running, it blocks Task Manager and legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs (Kaspersky Antivirus, DrWeb, AdAware, McAfee, Norton AV and much more). Your computer will display fake warnings and fake security alerts from your Windows task bar. Some of the alerts:

System alert!
Suspicious software which may be malicious has been
detected on your PC. Click here to remove this threat
immediately using Additional Guard.

System message
Your PC may still infected with dangerous viruses.
Additional Guard protection is needed to prevent data loss
and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Dripper

Also Additional Guard will hijack Internet Explorer and randomly shows a “There is a problem with this websites`s secuirty” warning page. Of course, all of these alerts and warnings are scam and like scan false results should be ignored! If you find that your system is infected with this malware, then most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, uninstall Additional Guard from your PC as soon as possible. Please follow the guidelines below to remove this infection.

Koobface worm infects computers via messages thats spreads through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and other social networks. The contents of the SPAM message is:

Saw thhat vvideo yesterdday… How coulld you do succh a thingg?
Sweet!! Yourr ass loooks greaat on thiss video!!
WWow! Is tthat reeally you in thaat videeo?
Funny vide0 with me :)
HHolly sshit! Are you rreally in thiss viideo?
Hollyy shhit! You are on hiidden cameera!

The message also contains a link. After clicking on this link a site opens that asking user to download an adobe flash update, which in reality is a installer of koobface worm. Koobface includes a bot-like component that could install other malicious programs at a later time.

Antivirus PC 2009 is a misleading application that classified as rogue antispyware program because it installed through the use of trojans and uses false scan results and fake security warnings in order to scare you into thinking that your PC in danger as method to trick you to purchase so-called “full” version of the software.

Once installed, Antivirus PC 2009 will configure itself to run automatically when Windows starts. Immediately after launch, the rogue will begin to scan your computer and display scan results that state the computer is infected with numerous infections. Important to know, all of these infections are fake, so you can safely ignore them.




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