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Description: Alpha Antivirus (also known as AlphaAntivirus and Alpha AV) is a fake anti-spyware program which is usually installed by a trojan or downloaded one of many fraudulent Fake Scanner Sites. Alpha Antivirus displays fake system messages and pretends to catch / block malicious intrusions. In an effort to block removal, AlphaAntivirus sometimes packs a trojan of its own which attempts to block antivirus programs from running, giving off error messages whenever you try to run a program or simply shutting them down. Once installed, Alpha Antivirus performs a system scan and displays exaggerated fake results:
Alpha Antivirus can hijack Internet Explorer and prevent the user from visiting certain websites and display a warning page instead. Below is a sample of the fake error messages that Alpha Antivirus displays:
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes AlphaAntivirus: Yes
Threat risk: High Risk
Very dangerous malware. Can log user's keyboard activity and take snapshots of the user's screen. Uses stealth installation and removal is very difficult. Category includes spyware programs, adware programs and trojans.
Popup messages claiming that your computer is infected.
Installation of Alpha Antivirus without your consent.
Can block antivirus programs.
Can block access to antivirus websites.
Fakes warning messages like: "W32.Ackantta.B@mm", "Tojan.Mdropper.AC", "W32.Pavsec.C", "Trojan.Wincod", "W32.SillyFDC.BAZ".
Running Process Signatures:
Windows Police Pro.exe
Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
Internet Explorer Integration: Yes
SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures: