Antispyware Virus Trigger
Protect PC from damage with antispyware VirusTrigger
Virus Trigger is rogue security software which generates false security alerts for your computer to influence you to purchase the actual software. The software is a scam to coerce you to purchase the software. VirusTrigger software is a clone of Virus Response Lab 2009.
The following sections describe the modes of infection, symptoms and the removal of the software from your computer:
- Modes of Infection
- Preventive Activities
Modes of Infection
One of the common modes of getting infected by this software is via Trojan.zlob. This Trojan gets downloaded along with some of the video & audio codecs and installs on your computer. This Trojan may automatically open browser pop-ups for Virus Trigger software. The pop-up window may look amazingly similar to that of genuine antivirus program. This may mislead some novice users to download and install the trial version of this software.
The Trojan may also automatically install the software into the system. After installing the software, it shows you exaggerated and false reports of viruses on your computer. It can also simulate some Internet attacks and ask you to purchase the software to protect against these attacks. If you fall to the trap and purchase the software in one of the scam websites, then you risk infection by other malware or spyware. More importantly if you are providing your personal and credit card information on the purchase site, then there are more chances of your credit card being use by cyber criminals.
The symptoms are typical to the working of rogue software. Your computer may become unusually slow, and automatic scans are run at the startup of the computer and false reports of attacks or virus from the software. You may also see annoying pop-ups from your browser prompting you to purchase the software.
There are a number of free tools available to remove this program. However, manual removal can assure complete removal of the software from your computer. This manual removal is for advanced users and you are requested to get expert help from your computer support.
Manual removal requires you to stop the process in the task manager and delete all the software files in the program folder (folder where the software is installed). You may require to clean the registry and configuration files to remove references to the software. It is necessary to ensure that the system restore is disabled to prevent any reinstallation of the rouge software after system restore is performed.
It is prudent to take some preventive activities to avoid infection by this rogue software. Ensure that you are downloading software from well known sites. Downloading shareware/ freeware programs from some sites may increase the risks of infection. You should be extra careful of the files downloaded via p2p or torrent sites as these may contain malware/ rogue software. It is good to install browser plugins which warn you about potentially bad websites.
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