AntiVirus Solution 2010 spreads by means of Internet, mostly on those fake computer security web sites. On some instances, a Trojan will infect a web page that will make it as a server to host AntiVirus Solution 2010 virus. Once a computer user visited any of these web sites, a copy of rogue program will be installed on to the system by a drive-by-download method. A script is automatically run on your PC to download and install a copy of AntiVirus Solution 2010. More
AntiVirus Agent is a fake pop-up alert coming from your Windows task bar. AntiVirus Agent alert is generated by a rogue program called Antivirus Studio 2010. It used to display this fake warning in an attempt to convince you to that it needs an update. By clicking on this pop-up, a new browser window will open allowing you to purchase the rogue program’s registered version. The content of the alert is:
The antivirus database has become outdated and should be updated now. Click this message to receive the latest antivirus updates.
If you unable to update AntiVirus Agent, it will remain in this trial period. It constantly alarms you of threat infections, which are all lies. Apart from that, it may disguise and show a fake Windows update that will bring harm when executed. We highly recommend you to remove this malware at once. Use the AntiVirus Agent removal procedure on this page to clean your PC and eliminate the threat.
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Associated Threat: Antivirus Studio 2010, Desktop Security 2010
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
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