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Your System Is Infected


 

Your System is Infected - Programs and Messages That May Petrify You

From creating that whitepaper for work to logging onto Facebook to paying your credit card bill online, you probably use your computer for a wide variety of purposes these days. The simple idea of a crashing system is enough to scare you, and when something like "Your System Is Infected" continually pops up in front of your face, it's hard not to feel your stomach drop. The only saving grace in this situation, however, is that few of these kinds of error messages are real. Most are associated with rogue security programs, or software that uses worrisome tactics in an attempt to get you to download and purchase the full version. That action, however, does little to stop the problem and may simply serve as a green light for other programs to flood into your system. Here are four programs with infection messages that you may see on your screen associated with rogue security software.

Your system is infected!

AVCare detected 10 system security threats on your PC. Detected malicious programs can damage your PC and compromise your privacy. It is strongly recommended to remove these threats immediately.

This message appears thanks to a program called AVCare. Often referred to as AntivirusCare, it is like many rogue security applications in that it comes complete with a scanner that makes you believe you actually have an infection lodged on your computer. Because it uses a shield as a logo that resembles the common Windows shield in the Windows Defender program, it can be frustrating to tell this program apart from its actual, helpful counterparts.

Personal Anti Malware

Your system is infected with a version of Spy-1840.

This malicious program is a Trojan.

It infected capinfos.exe.

This Trojan attempts to steal and corrupt your private information.

Click here to save your private information!

Personal Anti Malware is associated with this program, and it is related to Antivirus '09. As with lots of other programs like it, as soon as your computer starts, so does the scanner that will continually suggest you have many files that are problems on your machine. It is essential that you avoid removing these files, however, as they're actually vital system processes that have been labeled as infections, malware, and rogue security threats. It looks a lot like Vipre Antivirus, which helps to convince many individuals to buy the full version of the program.

 

your system is infected

 

 

Your System is Infected!

System has been stopped due to a serious malfunction.

Spyware activity has been detected.

It is recommended to use spyware removal tool to prevent data loss.

Do not use the computer before all spyware removed.

This messages is brought to you by the Trojan Bredolab, but instead of appearing on your screen as a pop up error messages or a Windows notification balloon, as is the case with many other similar programs, it will replace your normal desktop wallpaper. It has a black screen behind it, and the writing is all in red. The Trojan itself is spread through fake emails, and it has proven a real problem for many security firms. Almost all of those fake emails are either shipment confirmation notices from a website or a major company like FedEx or DHL or they're notifications that you need to confirm your Facebook password change. Naturally, none of these actually come from the companies or sites listed as involved, but because they look so professional, it can be scary to a lot of computer users. A new rogue program called Antivirus 2010 Security Centre is associated with this message. Additionally, you're likely to see add-on toolbars and other security messages because this program can create additional risks to your computer, allowing truly serious programs to creep in through holes in your system.

Your system is infected! Windows detected spyware infection!

It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent dataloss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you.

AWM Antivirus is responsible for this message, and that program is related to A-Fast antivirus. As with many other programs, this one is spread through the use of Trojans, and the real issue here is that you may notice you can't get to many of the programs you have installed on your machine, including legitimate security software. Moreover, like the others, the scan window will pop up on your computer at various odd times, which can be frustrating if you're trying to do other things. The error messages with this program can take the form of pop up advertisements or Windows notification balloons.

Removing "Your System Is Infected"

If you do see any of these error messages, keep in mind that you absolutely shouldn't click on them. That will only lead you to a site where you can purchase and install the full version of the program. By its very nature, rogue security software simply doesn't have the ability to protect your computer, so you are wasting quite a bit of money if you do choose to install it. Moreover, choosing to download anything from these companies can leave your computer in a more vulnerable position. It might open a security hole that proves more dangerous than the original program.

If you do see one of these error messages, or other symptoms lead you to believe you have rogue security software installed on your machine, there are two basic things you can do. First, you can try to uninstall and remove the program yourself. This can be a bit difficult and dangerous, though. You'll have to delete program files and remove registry entries. If you've never done either of those things, this method is best left to the professionals.

The other rogue security program removal method you might want to try is entirely software based. Real antispyware programs have the ability to remove these kinds of files and prevent you from ever getting them in the first place. Thanks to updated definition files and advanced scanning capabilities, it's not difficult to keep your system a bit more secure. There are a number of really good choices out there, but two of the best are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) and Enigma's SpyHunter. Once you select a program to meet your needs, install it on your machine, then allow it to update its files. From there, simply scan your machine, and those pesky error messages should fast be a thing of the past.

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