The Windows Basic Antivirus is a rogue which is installed through FakeCodec scams stating the user needs to update their Flash Player.
The Windows Basic Antivirus uses scare tactics with fake alerts stating the PC is infected to get the user top purchase the rogue.
Files and Locations:
<Drive>:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<USER>\APPLICATION DATA\Protector-<random Names>.exe
The Windows Basic Antivirus rogue can be removed with manually, but because of blocking apps and possible infections by other malware that could have been included, it is best to use our Antivirus removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus.
You can download a free trial to remove the rogue by clicking on the link below:
If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because the rogue has infected your computer and is not allowing you to install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here: