Rogue:​W32/WinAntiVirus

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CATEGORYMalware
TYPERogue

Summary

Dishonest antivirus software which tricks users into buying or installing it, usually by infecting a user's computer, or by pretending the computer is infected.



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Technical Details

Winantivirus is an rogue antivirus program that pretends to scan the system, and then displays false or exaggerated results. Here is a sample screenshot of program while it performs a system scan:

This rogueware is closely related to the XPAntivirus rogueware family.Other names used by this rogueware are :

  • WinAntiVirus2008
  • WinAntiVirusPro
  • WinAntiVirus Pro 2007
  • Vista Antivirus 2008

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