Antivirus System PRO - Task Bar Icon Message

This section provides some notes on Antivirus System PRO launching a task bar icon and displaying a fake security alert.

More notes on what Antivirus System PRO did and what I did to remove it.

5. Soon, a new task bar icon shows up (probably created by Antivirus System PRO).

6. The new task bar icon also displays a security message: "Windows Security alert - Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now." See the picture below:

Antivirus System PRO Alert
Antivirus System PRO Alert

7. Unplugging the network cable and turning off the wireless device to disconnect the computer from the Internet.

8. Ending the Firefox process using the Task Manager. The Antivirus System PRO window and its warning message are disappeared. This proves again that Antivirus System PRO is running inside Firefox.

9. The CPU usage is back to 0% now. But the Antivirus System PRO task bar icon is still there.

Some quick conclusions:

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 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

Antivirus System PRO

 Antivirus System PRO - Fake Security Alert

Antivirus System PRO - Task Bar Icon Message

 Malicious Progarm - WinSpywareProtect sysguard.exe

 Malicious Programs - pp10.exe and ld12.exe

 IE BHO - iehelper.dll

 Faked Host Name -

 Malicious System Service - drv.dll and drv.sys


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