It has become increasingly more difficult for users to distinguish between genuine and fake security tools on the web thanks to AV Protection 2012 and similar rogues. This seditious rogue antispyware application derives from the same family of despicable rogues as OpenCloud Security and AV Protection 2012, and enters the system surreptitiously while remaining hidden from the user’s attentions until such time that it is ready to start its attack against the system.
AV Protection 2012 will also make use of any tactic at its disposal to facilitate its surreptitious entry to the system. This may range from using bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites as part of its online marketing campaign.
Once AV Protection 2012 manages to securely root itself into the system it will start its attack by starting a fake security scans each times the user logs on to the system. This fake scan will inevitably yield bogus results that will inform the user that his system is under attack. It will also inform the user that he needs to pay for AV Protection 2012 in order to stave off these attacks. Some of these fake security alerts reads as follows:
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.
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.
Those infected with the AV Protection 2012 infection also complained about various annoying and distressing symptoms racking their systems. These range from users being unable to connect to the Internet, as well as being barred from launching their applications on the infected PC. Others complained about poor system performance and increased erratic system behavior. There is a way to disable the annoying symptoms and more easily get rid of AV Protection 2012. Enter one of the following activation keys into the rogue:
Users are urged never to waste their money on any of this rogue’s products, and to get rid of AV Protection 2012 with the help of a powerful security tool. Doing this will not only get rid of AV Protection 2012 but also protect against similar attacks in future.