AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro is a fake anti-virus application, which is a sibling of the rogue Your PC Protector. Just like its relative, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro uses malicious and aggressive advertising in order to force through its bogus full version.
When AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro manages to enter a machine with the help of Trojans, it configures itself to start automatically as soon as Windows starts. Fake scans are its main weapon – it performs them every now and again. They claim to be detecting viruses, but the truth is that the files they list are either non-existing or fake. Then the villain prompts the victim to buy its phony licenced version.
Upon its installation, the rogue carries two executables: AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.exe and C:\Program Files\svchost.exe. Before you try to remove the rogue, you should stop these two executables; otherwise the program will be launched again.
In addition to the fake scans, the malware also produces a variety of bogus warnings such as:
Warning: Infection is Detected
Windows has found spyware infection on your computer! Click here to update your Windows antivirus software...
svchost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to us. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
The rogue is also capable of preventing other programs from being launched. It blocks them as soon as the user starts them and shows the following alert:
Running of application is impossible. The file C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus program.
What is more AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro also evokes counterfeit Windows Security Center alerts that prompt the user to purchase the fraudulent application. Do not trust any of these alerts and scans, but remove the villain immediately via a genuine AV tool.