The real Brontok virus originates from Indonesia and is mass mailing trojan parasite. Typically, it is distributed through USB drives, spam mails or network shares. During infection, it copies itself in %AppData% folder of current user and is launched on each PC start. Then it creates copies of itself in multiple folders using names of the folder as file names. Trojan Brontok will disable antivirus and firewall to prevent itself from removal. It might reboot PC if you open Application Data folder in internet explorer.
Brontok name is widely used in fake antivirus scams. Virus.Win32.Brontok.ao is a fake threat displayed by rogue anti-spyware-promoting Zlob trojans. One such corrupt anti-spyware in particular is Zinaps Anti-Spyware 7.0. This threat appears in popups and fake system notifications displayed by the trojan. The point of this disinformation is to create a reason for the user to buy the rogue’s fake “licensed version”. The message may also appear as a false possitive displayed in the scan report of Zinaps Anti-Spyware 7.0 trial version.
If you see this message – disregard it. It’s merely a sign that you are the target of a scam. However, you should scan your pc with Spyhunter, Hitman Pro to eliminate possibility of real Brontok parasite or Rogue infection.
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