AV Security Essentials is a dangerous cyber threat, rogue anti-spyware, that uses basically the same methods as its forerunners Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Malware Protection Center and other ones. According to this malware, it is a perfect solution to protect your computer, files and data on it. However, in reality it’s useless and should never be trusted no matter what exactly it reports. It’s highly recommended using a reputable anti-spyware to remove AV Security Essentials from your computer because it will initiate more problems for you and you may even lose your personal information, such as credit card details or passwords because of this threat.
AV Security Essentials rogue anti-spyware usually gets into a PC through the sneaky methods without asking a permission from the user. That is done with a help of trojans capable to get inside the system through security vulnerabilities found. In addition, AV Security Essentials is set to start every time user reboots his PC and display continuous faked pop-up ads and scanners. The fact you must definitely remember is that AV Security Essentials displays nonexistent viruses and has no capabilities to remove any of them. All this is done to make you scared about your computer and simply convince you that you should have no doubt and purchase AV Security Essentials. However, it’s highly recommended to ignore such alerts because it’s useless and released for helping for the bad guys to get some money.
Most of the alerts displayed by AV Security Essentials will claim:
Attention! xx infected files detected!
Scan Result: Your computer is infected!
Recommended: click “Remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Malware Protection Center protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Spy.HTML.BankFraud.ra
Recommended: Please click “Remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC.
If not eliminated, AV Security Essentials will distort the system from the inside by disabling you from the internet, initiating various redirections and stopping all legitimate security programs found on the PC. The whole activity of this scam is aimed at making you fall for the those fake security problems and then get your money. Please, don’t purchase ‘licensed’ AV Security Essentials version and remove it from your computer ASAP. When removing, you won’t find it on the Add/Remove Programs list, so use a reputable anti-malware program to eliminate its files. If you find your anti-malware disabled, rename its executable file from xxx.exe to xxx.com or explorer.exe first. In addition, use spyhunter or the 2012 year version of Spyware Doctor to remove AV Security Essentials for good.
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