Description of AntivirusIS consequences of its residing on your PC
The common approach to description of rogue antispyware is to consider it as something stable, unchanged throughout its life at infected PC. In some cases, this is a reasonable way, but not at all for AntivirusIS (Antivirus IS). The application is dropped in different ways, often from the backdoor. It remains unchanged in its components, but it is scheduled in different way. That is not to say there are no two identical copies of the adware. You can find even more, but hackers who design the rogue may adjust it to behave in different ways. Important to understand that it is the same application, it is only that it is adjusted. It is like users can adjust their programs, e.g. Outlook Express to send underwritten messages and to notify of new mail received and to store messages from unknown senders in spam folder.
AntivirusIS is used to run according to particular schedule. Typical workflow of its activities is described in the section below.
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AntivirusIS Technical Details
- Full name: AntivirusIS, Antivirus IS, Antivirus-IS
- Version: 2010
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
Signs of being infected with AntivirusIS:
The very first time you see alerts shown by the adware is not immediately after its installation. The adware takes time to analyze and, if necessary, reset security policy applied by your system and applications of key importance to AntivirusIS. Hackers provided for such a quiet period to avoid instant AntivirusIS removal and to let the rogue exploit vulnerabilities of computer system and individual programs. First of all, it eliminates the restriction for self-launching software, if any applied. During this period you are unlikely to have any clear sign of infection. Then, the adware starts with balloon alerts and may mix them with fake system security alerts. The fake system alerts may name AntivirusIS.
Following these easy alerting nag screens are shown, which have a lot to say to you about dozens of threats found and attacks prevented. All the reported infections are scarecrows and there I no actual scan performed by the adware. The nag screens provide a link to the website of rogue antispyware, namely to the purchase page.
If you do not upgrade to the full version, the rogue starts a real assault. It blocks legit applications and disable them deleting legit files. Of course, the explanation is that this happens because of viruses found. This is a typical schedule. It may vary from case to case. Click here to run free system scan and get rid of AntivirusIS and other infections.
Automatic Removal of AntivirusIS from your PC:
There is no other way to ensure system safety but to remove every rogue entry from your computer system. In order to see what else to remove in addition to the rogue antispyware, run free scanner available below.
Manual Removal of AntivirusIS:
Before proceeding to extermination of files and registry entries specified below, take care of your system safety and performance. Avoid any damage and incorrect removal of AntivirusIS setting Safe Mode that would not allow any program hamper the removal process. Do nor run any software when deleting AntivirusIS entries.
Remove AntivirusIS files and dll’s:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random>\
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\<random>\<random>.exe
Unregister AntivirusIS registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter “Enabled” = “0″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyOverride” = “<local>”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1:5643″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1″