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Adware.XPantivirus.A

VERY LOW
MEDIUM
aprox 500 kb

Symptoms

An application that pretends to scan your computer for viruses. The name of the window is "XP Antivirus" followed by it's version.

An icon in the taskbar to the "XP Antivirus" application.

Removal instructions:

Please let BitDefender disinfect your files.

Analyzed By

Daniel Chipiristeanu, virus researcher

Technical Description:

This application is a standard rogue antivirus.

  • Once present on the computer it has an interface of a typical antivirus application,
  • but when you start the scan for infections it will enumerate files and registry keys on your computer and display bogus information about infections.
  • This is done to trick the user into buying this product to remove the non-existent malware.
  • If you click to remove these supposed infections the product states that it needs to be bought.
  • The "antivirus" doesn't have an update or any signatures.