Although ContraVirus (ContraVirus Pro, ContraVirus v2.0) has been released a few years ago (04-10-2005) it is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced fake spyware removal tools. It is one of the multitudes of rogue anti-spyware parasites that you can be infected with while browsing the internet. Usually, this threat gets installed to your computer after a Trojan infection or when your browser security fails. After infection, ContraVirus promptly starts to display fake security warnings and tries to scare you into buying it in order to fix the non-existent or greatly exaggerated errors. These fake error messages will guide you to the domain contraviruspro.com, where you‘ll be offered to purchase the latest version of ContraVirus. Stay clear from these offers and get a real removal tool like Spyware Terminator, Windows defender or Spyware doctor instead. ContraVirus Pro will not remove the errors; moreover it may install additional spyware to your system. If possible, remove it immediately after detection manually or automatically.
Preventing your system from ContraVirus and Contra Virus Pro together with similar Rogue Anti-Spyware parasites is easier than to get rid of them:
1. Make sure your version of Windows is updated
2. Try not to download “free” products from sites you do not know. Downloading free products is the number one cause for spyware infections such as ContraVirus.
3. Drive by Downloads is the latest technique to infect people’s computers. You may stop it by locking down your browser.
4. Avoid "free" codecs to view movies on the net from unreliable sources.
The domain(s) related to this infection include contraviruspro.com ( 220.127.116.11 ), which is located in California, InterCage ISP.
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