Cloud AV 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as AV Protection 2011 and some other malware. It's distributed through the use of fake virus scanners and hacked web sites. Once installed, this rogue program will run a fake system scan without your permission of course and then state that your PC is infected with malware, including spyware, trojans and viruses. Cloud AV 2012 then will prompt you to buy the full version of the program to remove supposedly found viruses from your computer and to provide system protection against additional infections. Do no purchase this bogus security program. It's nothing more but a scam. Use the removal instructions below to remove Cloud AV 2012 either manually or with an automatic removal tool.
While active, Cloud AV 2012 will display many fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that your computer is infected with keyloggers or under attack by a hacker.
Warning! Infection found
Unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer.
Keylogger Zeus was detected and put in quarantine.
Keylogger Zeus is a very dangerous software used by criminals to steal personal data such as credit card information, access to banking accounts, passwords to social networks and e-mails.
The bad guys want to make you think that your computer is infected with and to further scare you into buying their useless program. CloudAV 2012 may block some programs on your computer saying that they are either infected or may cause serious damage to the system in order to protect itself from being removed. As you can see, Cloud AV 2012 is a scam designed to steal money from internet users. The bad news is that this rogue program may come bundled with more sophisticated malware, very often rootkits. If you find that your computer in infected with this rogue program then use our removal guide below. We strongly recommend you to remove this malware from your PC using an automatic removal tool given below. But before you our removal tool, you should use anti-rootkit software to make sure that your computer is free of rootkits.
Cloud AV 2012 manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random characters]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareCloud AV 2012
C:Windowssystem32[random].exe %UserProfile%DesktopCloud AV 2012.lnk