Rogue antivirus programs have plagued computer users for months. Windows Basic Antivirus is a fresh variant but we have had three occurrences of it already this day. We believe it will spread for two or three days more. It won't last for a week. That's for sure. Malware authors would rather release a re-branded version of the same malware instead of pushing the old one. Malware authors use 'human engineering' to trick users into installing malicious software, Windows Basic Antivirus. We should also mention drive-by download and spam campaigns. These are the most popular infection vectors.
To remove Windows Basic Antivirus, please follow this removal guide (don't worry, it's the same malware but with a different name).
How to protect yourself from becoming a scareware victim again.
- Update your operating system and software immediately.
- Install reliable antivirus software and keep it up to date. You may also consider installing application that provides proactive protection.
- Scan every file before opening it.
- Don't click on suspicious web links.
Windows Basic Antivirus GUI:
Windows Basic Antivirus payment form. Rogue program loads information from online-secure-pay.info where the actual order form is located.
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