Infected with AVSystemCare ?
The AVSystemCare application is rogue anti-spyware program.
According to reports, the AVSystemCare application is a misleading application that is said to detect and remove spyware. It was reported that it lures users to purchase its full version, which is also a fake program.
The AVSystemCare application is described by users to issue false warnings to make them believe that their machine is infected with a spyware. It allegedly presents messages similar to messages from the Windows Security Center. It can also plague the computer with pop-ups similar to Windows dialog boxes. Moreover, the AVSystemCare may possibly display irritating notifications from the system tray and entice victims to buy the full license of the program which costs $50.
Anti-malware companies reported that the AVSystemCare application exhibits behavior where it provides exaggerated reports on spyware programs. It can also display fake detections for many Trojan horses. It reports the presence of false threats such as Trojan.Spy.DKangel and Trojan.Backdoor.IROffer and it prompts the user to purchase the full version of the AVSystemCare application to be able to remove the false threats.
Users state that the AVSystemCare application appears as a legitimate program and even displays a wizard for installing the program, as well as a EULA. Other users reported that the program may also charge users credit card without their consent.
The AVSystemCare application allegedly installs itself via different loopholes in the security of a machine with the assistance of other Trojans. It is reportedly installed by an executable file which is the pgs.exe.
According to anti-malware companies, the author of the AVSystemCare application has a long history of using unethical schemes to get customers.
Reports say that this rogue spyware program uses malicious tools to install or advertise itself to force users to pay for removing non-existent spyware. It may sometimes install a Trojan to download the free trial version. The main purpose of the makers of these programs is to sell their software. However, the full version of AVSystemCare application is reported to be a fake as well and does not have the capability to remove spyware.
|Threat Level: High Risk|
|Records personal data / keystrokes|
|Hijacks internet browser|
|Allows remote influence|
|Downloads unsolicited files|
|Disables programs / system|
|Makes unauthorized phone calls|
|Exploits a security flaw|
|Floods internet connection|
|Tracks browsing activity with installed applications|
|Tracks browsing activity with cookies|
|Installs without user consent|
|Inadequate uninstall procedures|
|Insufficient privacy disclosure and consent|
|Uses excessive system resources|
|Makes fraudulent claims about spyware detection and removal|
|Performs Silent Updates|
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.