AntiVirus Solution 2010 is a new name of the rogue Antivirus Studio 2010, which appeared just recently. Both parasites are quite fresh, the release difference is a month only. Thus they have been developed at about the same time and their behavior is close to identical. Antivirus Solution 2010 infects PCs by using fake online scanners, trojans embedded in various “freeware” downloads and system firewall vulnerabilities.
There are 2 versions of Antivirus Solution 2010: the one spread by trojans and the one downloaded from maker website. Both have no real virus database, however, the second one does not produce any scan results, and the first one shows faked scan result window with lots of infections. Both of them should not be trusted.
The first sign of Antivirus Solution 2010 infection is various alerts and popups, informing user about various “attacks”, “infections” or “risks”. All infections listed by this fake antivirus are not real. They are displayed to scare you to purchase full version of Antivirus Solution 2010, which is overpriced and useless. The system scan Antivirus Solution provides is too fast to be true, and the files detected are either harmless, or not existing on the file system.
The alerts will look like this:
Your computer is being used as spamming machine. You can get sued for spam.
Your computer WILL BE DISCONNECTED FORM INTERNET BECAUSE SPAMMING OTHER PCs
Antivirus Studio Agent
The antivirus database has become outdated and should be updated now. Click on this message to receive the latest antivirus updates.
Program notepad.exe is infected with virus Generic Dropper.js. Continue running this program may be dangerous to your computer and personal data. Running this program can lead to permanent data loss and program instability. Would you like to disinfect this program with antivirus?
Your computer might be at risk
Antivirus detects viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. They can (and do) destroy data, format your hard disk or can destroy the BIOS. By destroying the BIOS many times you end up buying a new motherboard or if the bios chip is removable then that chip would need replacing.
Obviously, none of these alerts are true, and should be ignored.
Antivirus Solution 2010 will block access to internet. It will show such window when accessing legitimate websites :
Reported Insecure Browsing: Navigation Blocked
Insecure Internet Activity. Threat of virus attack
Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms, and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes. Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.
One should never pay for programs that installed on PC without full user consent, as, like in case of Antivirus Solution 2010, the credit card details will be overcharged and resold to other scammers. Thus if you paid for this rogue, contact your bank and block credit card.
I recommend scanning for malicious Antivirus Solution 2010 processes and files in safe mode with spyhunter as it uses randomly named process name launched from system windows folder. Without malware scanner these processes are hard to recognize, but typically the name looks like complete garbage. If you can not download anti-malware software, try disabling proxy server and unknown add-ons from your browser first.
If you use manual removal instructions, launch all programs specifying full path to them (task manager should be at C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe )
Automatic AntiVirus Solution 2010 removal tools
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove AntiVirus Solution 2010, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.