AntiAID is a new rogue anti-spyware program in the WiniSoft family of rogues. Unlike most rogues in this family, AntiAID has a different kind of GUI – apparently the other one got a bit old after being used countless times. Other than that, AntiAID is much the same as any other rogue: it uses trojans to infect the system, typically by disguising them as flash downloads or codec downloads, and relies on misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s “licensed version”.
Once inside, AntiAID floods the user with popups and fake system notifications supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information is false, but AntiAID will back these claims up by performing fake system scans, which mark harmless files as threats. After doing that AntiAID urges the user to purchase the “full version” in order to dispose of the non-existen threats.
AntiAID blocks legitimate security software, hijacks the browser, and disables certains system services, such as System Restore, Safe Mode, Task Manager, and Registry Editor.
Do NOT trust this parasite, and remove AntiAID as soon as you’ve detected it’s presence on the system.
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