AntivirusPro 2009

AntivirusPro 2009 is a malicious program that propagates on its own web site and promoted as the most technologically advanced spyware removal software to date. First attack will be a trojan that can redirect web browser to their website and hopes that visitors can be convince by the presentation and misleading write-ups. Computer security experts already categorized AntivirusPro 2009 as a rogue security program that can do nothing but to mislead computer users by issuing fake scan results and redirecting web browser to some of its scam websites. 

Aliases: Antivirus-Pro-2009

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

AntivirusPro 2009 also performs the following:
1. AntivirusPro 2009 will pop-up its own program and displays fake scan results on computer. It will also prompt users to register the program.
2. Infected computers web browser will be redirected to the following site:

  • av-pro-2009.com
  • antivirus-pro2009.com
  • antivirus-pro-2009.com
  • antiviruspro2009.com
  • antiviruspro-2009.com

3. Infected computers can display a warning message:

Insecure Internet activity. Threat of virus attack
Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms and trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system shutdown, freezed and crashes.
Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.
To get full advanced real time protection for PC and Internet activity, register Antivirus Pro 2009.
We recommend you to protect your PC now and continue safe Internet browsing.

Signs and Symptoms of AntivirusPro 2009 Infection:

Browser is redirected to AntivirusPro 2009 web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, AntivirusPro 2009 will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

AntivirusPro 2009 will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that AntivirusPro 2009 will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of AntivirusPro 2009:

  • AntivirusPro 2009 may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • AntivirusPro 2009 can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove AntivirusPro 2009

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

11 Comments

  1. steve scilluffo

    um that woould be a great idea if only Malwarebytes would actually run. avp2009 blocks most if not all anti-spyware/malware programs as well as all anti-virus programs.

  2. PC Doc

    anyone having any true results yet ? these creators of this thing in the Ukraine need to be NUKED !

  3. MegumiChan06

    I just found Antivirus Pro 2009 and I am having a very hard time removing it from my computer. It blocks me from receiving updates from any of my spyware/antivirus/malware programs and has been almost every website that has offered solutions to removing it. This is one of the few sites that actually loaded when I visited them (via google search as well as copy/pasting the url).

    Also, of the sites that let me through, those that linked me to a site that offered malaware/spyware removal of avp2009, those linked pages couldn’t be reached.

    I’m glad that this site linked to a general download site that avp2009 didn’t block so I could get Malawarebyte. Here’s hoping that it takes care of the problem.

  4. gertie

    I had antivirus pro 2009 on my pc. Not knowing very much about this kind of threat I paid for the stupid thing.Cost me ninety six dollars. I guess I got duped. Is there any way I can get my money back?I don’t even have an icon on my desktop for this antivirus. As far as I know I paid for nothing

  5. Rob

    Malwaredetector seems to have deleted antivirus 2009 … so it seems it can be trusted. It ran fine for me … but you seem to have to go directly to the site to download it … you can’t really do a search for it on yahoo because it seems antivirus pro blocks the search. Anyway once I ran it, it worked. I then DELETED malwaredector and went to download.com and downloaded AVG. AVG I was told by someone I know, is a very good, legitimate program.

    We paid $72 last night for antivirus pro. We called the credit card company today and told them we refuse to pay the charge. That’s the benefit of using a credit card I guess. We ain’t paying. But malwaredector seems pretty trustworthy, I just deleted it …well, I don;t know why … andyway I;m running AVG right now, AND I’m not going to pay the credit card bill. I just wonder how antivirus 2009 got on my computer to begin with. I read you have to update your windows sfotware regularly. Perhaps that is what I failed to do.

  6. stanis

    i had the same exact problem megumicheng was having i got all the antiviruses in the world but avp would prevent any of them from update…even the almighty avg….i had eset nod32, spyware search and destroy…and so on, nothing would work…and also it blocks websites related to killing viruses…smh

    i’ll see wwhen i get back home and try this out…i downloaded it to a flash drive and i’ll install it on the infected comp…

    did anyone else also get an error message about a phony google intalling failing almost every 10 minutes??

  7. stanis

    ok so i tried the malwarebytes thing….i installed it on another comp and got it updated and everything, put it on a flash drive, now it installs on the infected comp…albeit a whole lot longer…but it doesn’t respond when i try to click it either double click or right clicking it….

    can someone tell me whats wrong???

    please help me :(

  8. havinga

    Rename the mbam.exe to mbam.com and then try to run it from within the folder by double clicking on it.
    The Av2009 seems to block certain applications from running. Nice eh!

  9. Lauren

    Tried all of the above without making any headway.

    Downloaded the setup, but it wouldn’t let me open it. Downloaded the to a different computer, saved it to the flashdrive, and the infected computer will not open it. Tried to rename it to mbam.com but it says that is invalid.

    I never even fell for the scam! The virus downloaded itself onto my computer, ran the scan, suggested I purchase it (which I did not), then began to block every single website saying that they were risky to access, and popping up in the lower left corner saying that my computer was infected. I went through all of my files on my computer and deleted enough of it so that I am able to access websites and the pop ups have ceased, however, I am unable to click on any links from google still, and my computer often times will not turn on (windows just doesn’t load).

    Any other suggestions would be very appreciated :)

  10. Harry

    ive got this antivirus pro 2009 i was close to paying for the subscription when a firend told me it was a con.

    i have tried installing norton 360 but it wont install presumably becuase of anitivirus pro. has anyone got any ideas becuase malywarebytes wont run on my PC

  11. dd

    I paid for this useless program too and have now put in over $150 for the program and to get rid of it. Can anyone help me with contact info. for the offender who are responsible? Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks,

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