Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is another malware that uses well known antivirus product name to mislead user into thinking that it’s legitimate software. This rogue is just another variant of Rogue:Win32/FakeXPA, earlier being called as Antivirus 8 and this is not the first time scammers use real antivirus names. Once, they distributed a rogue antivirus program called Antivir. There’s a legitimate security software called Avira Antivir. Internet users can easily confuse these programs because their names sound familiar.
Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is promoted via Trojans. It is also distributed through the use of fake online scanners and likely other rogue websites. Once installed, this rogue program will run a fake system scan and display numerous infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with Trojans, spyware, adware and other viruses. After the fake scan, it will prompt you to purchase the program to remove the infections and to ensure full system protection against other security threats. Please do not buy it. Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is a fraud. It won’t protect your computer. If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please use the removal instructions below to remove Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.
Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will also terminate task manager and other program on your computer to protect itself from being removed. The rogue will also hijack Internet Explorer and redirect your to various unrelated websites which are usually full of ads or distributes other malware. Once your browser is hijacked, you will be given such alert: ‘About Internet Explorer Emergency Mode’:
Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will also give such misleading security alerts:
Later, with a reason to offer you its commercial version, AVG Antivirus 2011 (fake) will display:
Without a doubt, Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 was created only to trick you into thinking you are infected so that you will then purchase the program. Please use the removal guide below to remove Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 and any related malware from your computer. We strongly recommend you to scan your computer with STOPzilla or some other anti-spyware software.