Antiviral Factory 2013 is a rogue anti-virus program that acts as a legitimate anti-virus program, but instead only displays fake scan results, fake security notifications, and blocks your applications in order to scare the victim into believing that their computer is infected. Spread throughout websites that have been made vulnerable, it exploits vulnerabilities on one’s computer in an effort to install Antiviral Factory 2013 without the user’s consent. In addition, the infection is also spread through a Trojan that pretends to be an application that allows users to view various videos online.
After Antiviral Factory 2013 is installed, it will start whenever the victim logs into Windows. After the program is started, it will begin showcasing a fake scan window of the user’s computer that will show a number of infections that are installed into the victim’s computer (of course, these infections are fake). If user’s attempt to clean the infection via Antiviral Factory 2013, the victim states that they will need to purchase the full version of the program. Because the program is not legitimate, disregard any prompts to purchase the program that Antiviral Factory 2013 may display.
What is the point of Antiviral Factory 2013? Simply put, Antiviral Factory 2013 is designed to trick victims into believing their computer is infected, and by promising that the “infections” are removed once Antiviral Factory 2013 is purchased, the program simply steals the money of the victim. Make no mistake: the viruses displayed are not legitimate, and those that purchase Antiviral Factory 2013 are literally throwing away their money as it will not remove even one instance of an infection.
Antiviral Factory 2013 will show a variety of security alerts, which state the following:
Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…
Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU PURCHASE THE FULL VERSION OF ANTIVIRAL FACTORY 2013! BY DOING SO, YOU WILL BE FUNDING THE FUTURE ACTIVITIES OF CYBER CRIMINALS AND COULD BE PLACING YOURSELF AT THE RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT! IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED ANTIVIRAL FACTORY 2013, CALL YOUR BANK OR CREDIT CARD COMPANY TODAY AND EXPLAIN YOUR SITUATION TO A REPRESENTATIVE!