What is Antivirus Security 2013?
Several days ago we reported that a new rogue anti-virus program has been attributed to the Rogue.WinWebSec family. This time we want to report that one more threat called Antivirus Security 2013 has been detected. Those of you who have never encountered a fake anti-virus program should know that such programs as Antivirus Security 2013 are created to deceive computer users into thinking that their computers are infected; hence the user is expected to purchase or activate the full version of the program. Unfortunately, the anti-virus program in question cannot do anything related to the security of computers.
How does Antivirus Security 2013 deceive people?
Like the majority of fake AVs, Antivirus Security 2013 gets to the computer via insecure websites. For example, a hacked website can display a legitimate-looking security warning which, if clicked on, causes the download of the rogue security tool. Once it is installed in the folder %Application Data% or %ProgramData%, which depends on whether you use Windows XP or Windows Vista/7/8 respectively, different security alerts are generated:
Antivirus Security 2013 Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Antivirus Security 2013 Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with “Antivirus Security 2013″.
The treacherous program can also disable some computer programs. You may be constrained from accessing Task Manager and Registry Editor, not to mention the possibility that Antivirus 2013 will disable your access to the Internet. If you cannot load any website, the following notification should be present on your Internet Explorer:
Warning! The site you are trying to visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate “Antivirus Security 2013″, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
As you can see, the rogue program, just like Live Security Platinum or Disk Antivirus Professional, employs different scare tactics to make you think that you have to active it in order to safely browser the Internet. However, the payment which you are expected to make does not guarantee that your PC will be protected. Antivirus Security 2013 is not a legitimate security tools. It does not even have a capacity to analyze the system of a PC and identify malicious components – every single scan which you are provided with, pop-up messages and system disorders are caused by the infection.
Only when you remove the application, you can use the PC as usual. If you only activate the program, malicious processes are still running within the system and, for example, new malware can be downloaded.
How to remove Antivirus Security 2013?
There are always two options for removing a piece of malware. One can try to delete a virus manually or he/she can utilize an anti-spyware program so that all those difficult searches for harmful files or processes are carried by a professional program. Anti-Spyware-101.com team highly recommends that you choose the second option and delete Antivirus Security 2013 using SpyHunter. This spyware removal tool which examine the system and list all threats which you should eliminate from the PC. Moreover, in order to disable pop-up warnings, you can apply an activation key – AA39754E-715219CE . When you enter it into an appropriate box and activate the program, you will not receive annoying notifications any longer.