What is Avast Enhanced Protection Mode?
Here is another one for computer security news, but this one is a bit different from daily rogue applications. Avast Enhanced Protection Mode may come named differently : NOD32 ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode , Norton Enhanced Protection Mode or Avira Enhanced Protection Mode. This infection is usually spread through social networks, chats and other messaging services, where one will receive a tempting message with a link to a website.
Clicking on the link will automatically load a web page and bring up a pop-up message that will tell You have an error and need to updated to the latest flash player. Downloading and running that file will execute a Trojan horse which will disable or kill Your real Antivirus/Antispyware application and will show the Avast Enhanced Protection Mode message which may read like this:
ENHANCED PROTECTION MODE
Avast operates under enhanced
This is temporary measure
necessary for immediate response to
the threat from virus.
No action is required from you.
The interesting part is that unlike other Rogue infections this Avast Enhanced Protection Mode doesn't do anything more apart from showing the warning message: it doesn't promote any antispyware product, nor it tries to convince to purchase one.
Sure, The Trojan that opened up a browser security hole may give access to malicious people who may use Your computers power for ddos attacks, or may steal your personal information such as passwords and documents. Concluding this, we would like to advice removing Avast Enhanced Protection Mode as soon as possible without any trace left.
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