Rogue Antivirus Goes Green

Posted on September 6, 2009. Filed under: Computer, News, Security, Web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

     Green-conscious people, beware! . Here comes a Rogue Anti-Virus, Green AV. It is just like all the other scamming software online, but this one promises you for every license purchased, money is sent to save forests.

   Word for word, the promise on the Green AV site says, “Environment care program. $2 from every sale we make will be sent on saving green forests in Amazonia.” Just below that promise is the cost to register Green AV, which is $99.99 USD.

Here’s what it looks like:

    Green AV was created to invade the privacy of users system and to ruin the Internet community. Just like most fake antivirus and antispyware, Green AV issues misleading and exaggerated PC threat results. Green AV usually installs itself onto a PC without the permission or knowledge of the system user.

   Green AV will enter into a system via Vundo Trojan, Virus or fake software. XPDeluxeProtector will display fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick the user into purchasing the paid version of Green AV. Not only does it cause your machine to slow down dramatically, it would also put your privacy and data in risk.

   Green AV will bombard the user with security warnings, pop ups and system alerts stating that the PC is infected, under attack or is not protected with Antivirus software. All these warnings are false and used to frighten people into buying the software. PC users infected with Green AV may also experience programs being shut down or not opening, browser redirecting or security warnings while browsing the web. All these things are done to get the user to fall for the scam and buy the software.

     If you are infected with Green AV you can use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which is freeware or you can also use super antispyware or other security software (not rogue ware 😉 )..and if you are not infected and don’t want to be infected then make sure your antivirus and antispyware is up to date.

    And for your satisfaction, Green AV is not associated in anyway with Project Green AV (Audio and Video). If you are interested in learning more about Project Green AV, then visit  here.

3 Responses to “Rogue Antivirus Goes Green”

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Thank you so much for helping to shed light on the Green Antivirus scam and thank you for your kind reminder that we at Project Green AV are in no way affiliated with the Green Antivirus software scam.

Hi Akshat,

Rogue ANtivirus and security software are becoming the greatest threat on Internet. It is chiling to see them turning into ransomeware.

Nice update.


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