Antivirus Protection is a rogue antispyware application which derives from the same despicable and well-publicized family of roguewares as Antivirus Soft and AV Security Suite. This harmful rogue pretends to be able to protect its victims’ PCs against known and unknown threats. The truth of the matter is that despite what Antivirus Protection would like its victims to believe, it certainly does not have the ability to detect or remove any type of threat from the system.
This rogue enters the system surreptitiously and hides its presence from the user until such time that it is able to start its attack against the system. It makes use of seditious browser hijackers and rubbish browser hijackers as a part of its online marketing campaign. The first clue the user will have as to the presence of Antivirus Protection on the system will come from Antivirus Protection initiating a fake system scan. This bogus security scan will inform the user that his system is under attack and that the user needs to pay for Antivirus Protection products in order to stave off these attacks. This is completely bogus and users should never pay for any Antivirus Protection product.
Shortly after this fake scan the user will find that the system is being spammed with various fake security alerts. These fake alerts were also designed to panic the user into buying Antivirus Protection in a vain effort to protect their PCs. Some of the most popular fake alerts to be on the lookout for reads as follows:
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 your computer. Your system might be at risk now.
Antivirus Software Alert
Your computer is being attacked by an internet virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan - dropper or similar.
Antivirus Protection will be responsible for many other symptoms which will ultimately render the system completely inoperable. These vary from increased erratic system behavior, blocked Internet connections and randomly generated and deleted Desktop items. Users also complained about not being able to launch any executable on the infected PC.
In order to secure your PC again and limit the damage this rogue will cause you need to destroy Antivirus Protection. This is safest done by using a properly functioning and genuine security tool.