Antivirus Pro is a rogue AV application that purports to install itself on an unwary user’s system then displays fake scan results after. Once the user falls for this and decides to purchase the said bogus application in order to clean their system, Antivirus Pro then displays a payment window to the user wherein they are to fill it in with sensitive information, such as their name, address, and phone number.
This rogue AV, detected as AntivirusPro.Fake-Dll, belongs to the Fake-DLL family, which has been around since the first quarter of 2010. Below is an overview of its history:
|Mar 10, 2010||AntiMalwareDefender|
|Feb 23, 2011||InternetDefender|
|Apr 04, 2011||AntimalwareTool|
|Apr 29, 2011||AntivirusCenter|
|May 16, 2011||AntivirusPro.Fake-Dll|
How do I Remove Antivirus Pro From My PC?
There are ways of removing this manually, but we recommend using our malware removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus. You can download a free 30-day trial that will remove Antivirus Center from your PC for no cost by clicking on the link below:
If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because Antivirus Pro has infected your PC and is not allowing you to install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here: