Antivir64 Is Not What It Seems
Antivir64 is not an antivirus program. As a matter of fact, it is not even a useful program. It is a form of malicious software called a corrupt security program. These programs are a virtual plague on the internet, and unfortunately, being informed about them just isn’t enough.
Corrupt security programs, briefly, are a form of scamware that uses spyware software to con users into paying excessive amounts of money for a shoddy program. They most often hide on infected websites or in infected downloads, waiting for an unsuspecting user to click a button to activate the infection.
Most often, the websites will be pornographic, then there’s the occasional online pharmacy, and also peer to peer file sharing sites. When it comes down to it, though, all that can be honestly said about what kinds of websites are infected are ones with buttons; that you download something from. I’m not very specific here, granted, but that just shows the potential prevalence of infected websites.
There is one practice that should absolutely be avoided. For reasons beyond potentially getting infected by corrupt security tools, downloading pirated material should under no circumstances be practiced. First of all, rogue security tool infections aren’t the only infections you can get that way. Viruses, worms, Trojans and adware have always been an occupational hazard for Internet pirates.
Secondly, let’s not forget that Internet piracy is illegal. For many people, this is the very reason they get into uploading and downloading illegal content. It’s a thrill or an adventure to them to be breaking the law. Well, it’s all fun and games until the FBI comes knocking on your door to take you away in cuffs. Whether it’s for free stuff or for a thrill, Internet piracy is not worth it.
Whether by infected website or infected download, the pathology of one of these infections is the same. First, a window pops up telling you that your computer has infected files, and it may even show you a scan in progress.
Then, it says that it can clean up this infection if you buy its full version. You ostensibly have the right to accept or decline the offer, but it doesn’t seem to do anything if you say “no.” As a matter of fact, it doesn’t seem like you can do anything else. There is still one thing you can do. Turn off your computer and get a real security tool.
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This is how we back our 100% removal guarantee. No one else can make this promise because no one else has our technology. Additionally, with SpyGuard, our spyware blocker, you may never come across a corrupt security tool to begin with. How’s that for security?