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Antivirus Studio 2010 is another bogus security program. It was discovered that the malware is spread on the Internet using a Trojan that can enter a computer by taking advantage of software and security weakness. Once the Trojan found its space inside your PC, it directly alters some of the system files. It also make changes to default settings of your Internet browser, which will make your browsing habit a little bit complex. Search results page will be pointed to unknown web sites and fake security address. The Trojan will fetch and load a copy of Antivirus Studio 2010 on to visitor’s computer without their notice. Although there are instances that it will prompt users to install Antivirus Studio 2010, however it comes with misleading endorsements and scary tactics to deceive them. Some of the fake alerts this rogue program will exhibit are:
Your computer might be at risk
- No firewall is turned on
- Automatic Updates is turned off
- Antivirus software might not be activated
Click this balloon to fix this problem
Antispyware software warning
Your computer is infected with spyware and malware. Last sca results: 429 infected files found! Click this notification to fix the problem.
Ignore anything about Antivirus Studio 2010, including all prompts and links it displays. Use only trusted and effective anti-malware program in removing Antivirus Studio 2010. Above all, protect your computer from these types of threats by having a real-time scanning of your installed anti-virus and security application. It is easier to prevent than to cure the computer once it got contracted by Antivirus Studio 2010.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Antivirus Studio 2010 Removal Procedures
Antivirus Studio 2010 Removal Tool:
In order to completely remove the threat, click here to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected machine.
Scan with Norton Power Eraser:
A free removal tool from Norton Antivirus was developed to remove unfamiliar threats without using the traditional AV signatures. Download the tool from this location and start scanning the computer for viruses.
Kaspersky Bootable USB Flash Drive
A tool from Kaspersky will allow you to create a boot-able virus scanner that can be run from any computer. This can be boot and run from media drives such as CD, DVD or USB Flash Drive. Download and follow the procedures here.
Antivirus Studio 2010 Technical Details and Additional Information:
While Antivirus Studio 2010 is present on the computer, it will continuously pop-up task bar warnings to further convince user that a registered version of the program is needed. Some of this are:
AntiVirus Studio Agent
The antivirus database has become outdated and should be updated now. Click on this message to receive the latest antivirus updates.
Security Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
Do you want to block this suspicious software?
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