Antivirus System is a fake anti-spyware program that displays false scan results, fake security alerts, and does not allow you to run any application on your computer in order to scare you into purchasing it. This scareware is promoted through Trojans that pretend to be programs necessary to view online videos. You can also become infected by this software when visiting web sites that have been hacked with exploit kits. These exploit kits attempt to take advantage of vulnerabilities found on your computer that allow the program to be installed without your permission or knowledge.
Antivirus System will also block applications from running on your computer while stating that they are infected. It does this by hijacking the .EXE extension in your Windows Registry. This allows Antivirus System to launch before any application you start and to block it from running. It performs this behavior to scare you into thinking your legitimate programs are infected and also to protect itself from being removed by legitimate security programs. When Antivirus System blocks a program from running it will display an alert that states that the program is infected. The text of this message is:
Antivirus System Firewall Alert
iexplore.exe is infected with Trojan-Downloader.JS.Agent.
ftu. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
While the infection is started it will also show a variety of security warnings that are worded to think that your computer has a serious security issue. Some of these alerts are:
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
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As you can see, this computer infection was created to trick you into thinking your computer has a security problem so that you will then purchase it. Please do not purchase this program , and if you already have, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges stating that the program is a computer infection and a scam. To remove Antivirus System and related malware please use the guide below.
Contact ResolutionsMSP 877-827-2928 for help resolving any computers that have been infected from this virus.