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AntivirusPlasma

Updated:
October 17, 2008 10:56:42 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AntivirusPlasma
Version:
1.3.1
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program may be dropped by Trojan.Zlob or it may be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Plasma\Antivirus Plasma.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Antivirus Plasma\Antivirus.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"avpl" = "C:\Program Files\Antivirus Plasma\Antivirus.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus Plasma
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