Antivirus Live comes from the same family of rogues as Antivirus System Pro. It is a fake computer security program and it copies the appearance of genuine computer safeguard applications in order to rip easy financial gain. By no means should you trust this application or consider it to be a legitimate program. Doing so would result in devastating consequences. You could lose all your money just by trusting Antivirus Live and you certainly would not want that.
If you are wondering how Antivirus Live is able to enter your system, the answer is very simple. Most of the rogues are associated with some other infections like Trojans, for example. Some Trojans connect to remote servers and download rogues like Antivirus Live onto target computers without users’ knowledge and/or permission. Trojan infection is hard to tackle, so you can never know when something like Antivirus Live might end up in your system. It shows that your antivirus program should be constantly up to date, and system scans should be performed regularly, if you want to avoid this problem.
However, if you happened to get infected by Antivirus Live, get ready for war. This rogue means serious business and it will sure make it seem like your system is suffering from serious problems. It will not allow you to run certain problems, blaming everything on some non-existent infection. Antivirus Live will tell you that the program had to be blocked in order to prevent the spread of the infection to others parts of your system. The message that follows the block is thus:
Application cannot be executed. The file hijackthis.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?
Also, Antivirus Live might send you other fake security alert messages, such like this one:
Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now.
These messages and the rogue’s behavior in general is devised that way because the cyber criminals need you to believe that there is no other way out of this situation but to buy the full version of Antivirus Live. DO NOT DO THIS. Remove Antivirus Live from your computer if you want it back to normal. Use a reliable antispyware tool for the automatic removal if you do not know how to perform it manually. As long as the rogue disappears for good, all methods of removal are acceptable.