AntiAID is a misleading anti-spyware application distributed through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners, misleading video websites or bundled with other malicious software. The rogue program is form the family of WiniSoft, but this time it uses slightly modified graphical user interface. Actually, this is only a second time when a rogue application from this malware family uses different graphical user interface. First they changed the GUI with the TRE Antivirus rogue. Other applications form this family uses the same GUI as System Warrior or Trust Fighter.
[Figure 1. AntiAID graphical user interface]
As we have already mentioned, Anti AID is promoted through the use of Trojans. Once a Trojan virus is installed, it will download and install AntiAID onto your computer. It will also create several harmless files in main Windows directories (C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32). Those files will be later detected as serious infections or system security threats. However, that’s not true as those files do not pose any risk. Next, the rogue program will imitate system scan and give false reports of threats on your computer. It will as you to purchase the full version of the program to remove the threats which do not even exist. In other words, this is a scam.
Furthermore, AntiAID will impersonate Windows Security Center and display fake security alerts. Those alerts will state that your computer is unprotected and that you should activate Anti AID in order to ensure full system protection. It will also state that your computer is under attack and that your personal information can be stolen.
To make thing more complicated, AntiAID will disable anti-virus software and block security websites. It can even disable System Restore, Task Manager and other system tools. As you can see, this application can seriously compromise tour PC. If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, please use the removal guide below to remove AntiAID manually for free. If you have already purchased the program, contact your credit card company as soon as possible and dispute the charges. Finally, scam your PC with a legitimate anti-spyware application.
AntiAID manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "m6axycx9.exe "
C:Program FilesAntiAID Software
C:Program FilesAntiAID SoftwareAntiAID
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAntiAID