The level that crooked and devious developers of rogue antispyware applications stooped to reached a new low with Antivirus Soft’s latest clone, AV Security Suite. AV Security Suite is not, despite what it may seem to be, a genuine security tool. In fact, this rubbish rogue antispyware application is nothing more than a malicious infection out to cause your system severe damage in its campaign to rip you off. It will do its best to come across as a genuine security tool but in reality it is unable to protect your PC against any type of threat and cannot detect or remove infections.
Because of its authentic looking graphic user interfaces, AV Security Suite manages to convince users of its seemingly auspicious authenticity. However this is only a front and AV Security Suite merely emulates the workings of a real security application. Established forms of infection are used to deliver the AV Security Suite infection into PCs. These may vary from fake online malware scanners infected with the AV Security Suite virus to seditious browser hijacking websites. Other tactics which form part of AV Security Suite’s online marketing campaign include infected online flash ads and bundled third party security downloads and updates.
Other symptoms associated with the AV Security Suite infection range from blocked Internet connections to the inability to execute application on the infected PC. In fact, AV Security Suite will configure Windows to use a proxy server which points back to:
Since AV Security Suite will be set to be the system’s proxy server, each time the user attempts to browse the Internet using Internet Explorer he will be blocked from accessing the Internet and receive the following fake security warning which states that the site the user is attempting to visit is infected:
This website has been reported as unsafe
We recommend that you do not continue to this website. This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your computer that might reveal personal or financial information.
In an effort to prevent the user from running an application which may be able to detect and remove AV Security Suite from the system, the rogue will prevent him from executing any applications on the system. It will present the user with fake security alerts, such as the following:
Windows Security alert
Application cannot be executed. The file mbam.exe is infected.
Do you want to active your antivirus software now?
Application infected! The file rundll32.exe is infected. Do you want to ALLOW this application now?
Sidestep the severe damage this rogue is capable of and destroy AV Security Suite immediately. Do this by investing in a genuine security tool which will not only obliterate AV Security Suite but also protect against similar attacks in future.