Rogue.WinAVPro is a notorious group of rogues that encompasses quite a few rogue antispyware applications and Cloud AV 2012 is the newest spawn in the nest. Whatever you do, you should stay as far from this rogue as possible, because it can destroy your computer at the same time stealing your money. Perhaps you might find it hard to believe that a computer program is able to tap into your financial funds, but nothing is impossible when it comes to Cloud AV 2012.
There are many ways for this program to enter your computer. It might come via a spam email message or it can be dropped by a Trojan infection that is already there in your system. It shows that you should perform regular system scan to check for any malicious threats, because Cloud AV 2012 is usually related to a whole bunch of computer parasites. Either way, once Cloud AV 2012 is there, it installs itself without your knowledge and then bombards you with tons of fake security notifications. Such as, for example:
Your computer continues to be infected with harmful viruses. In order to prevent permanent loss of your information and credit card data theft please activate your antivirus software. Click here to enable protection.
Malicious programs that may steal your private information and prevent your system from working properly are detected on your computer.
Click here to clean your PC immediately.
There are critical system files on your computer that were modified by malicious software.
It may cause permanent data loss.
Click here to remove malicious software.
These are just a few of the messages that can be delivered by Cloud AV 2012. However, every single message received from the rogue is completely worthless. These messages are flooding your screen, because Cloud AV 2012 wants to push you into purchasing the full version of the program. If you don’t do that, it can go as far as blocking certain executables files, and forcefully redirecting you to the rogue-related websites.
Even so, you have to stay strong and ignore Cloud AV 2012. Instead of buying the license and exposing your credit card information to a third party (which is exactly what these criminals want), try using these activation codes to “register” Cloud AV 2012:
With Cloud AV 2012 “activated” it will be a lot easier to deal with this rogue first-hand. Remove Cloud AV 2012 with a powerful security tool if you cannot do that manually, and then be sure to scan your computer for any other possible threats.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|6||%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Cloud AV 2012|
|10||Cloud AV 2012.lnk|
|11||lvvm.exe||188416 bytes||MD5: 430ab1341e367ee43e2c57e9accd7be2|
|14||502F9.exe||172544 bytes||MD5: a206e763d2bbed0eee677180c0ebe359|
|15||%Desktop%\Cloud AV 2012.lnk|
|16||%SystemDir%\Cloud AV 2012v121.exe|
|17||Cloud AV 2012v121.exe||2801664 bytes||MD5: 420b6e9c65701b4b6720f25762f6186d|
|18||%Programs%\Cloud AV 2012\Cloud AV 2012.lnk|
|20||%AppData%\[random]\Cloud AV 2012.ico|
|21||66C.exe||286208 bytes||MD5: 535b08b0737a0524b133be6401338383|