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OpenCloud AV is a standard and regular rogue antivirus tool. Actually, the word ‘regular’ doesn’t even sound odd there because these scarewares have been occupying a huge niche in the malware industry, giving in to perhaps trojans and rootkits only. However, considering that the spreading of OpenCloud AV definitely has to do with the infamous TDSS rootkit and trojan horses too, it’s pretty hard to demarcate the dominance of any of the above pests. Oops, we seem to have digressed a bit from the point. So, today’s cyber predator is called OpenCloud AV. As you can tell by the name, it is just a slightly updated, modified and optimized version of the recent OpenCloud Security / Antivirus rogues. What unites them all together is the graphics of their interfaces, general approach to infecting computers and the objectives being pursued. The contamination proper takes place in a manner not perceptible for the user, mainly due to the activity of the above-mentioned TDSS infection. It obfuscates the installer and the process itself, making the victim lag behind in the ability to influence this somehow. Next, OpenCloud AV goes way too impudent on you, it overrides your system processes that normally launch with the highest priority and configures your OS to execute its own files when you start your PC. This features gives the badware an advantage in that it dominates your system when operating. The virus then starts displaying its ads: the spoof scanners that list false detections, and many false positives ‘yelling out loud’ that your computer is at huge risk as it’s stuffed with parasites of different kinds. What you learn from OpenCloud AV’s pop-ups and scan results is counterfeit information altogether. This rogue does not spot genuine threats, instead it does some intimidating work so that you actually think you have viruses and want to get rid of them. Do not do what this fraudware tells you to though. You don’t have many options there: just uninstall OpenCloud AV scam.
Malware Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Severity Level: Critical
Advice: Immediately remove and scan for additional malware
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How to remove OpenCloud AV manually:
Manual removal of this malware is a feasible objective if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.
The files to be deleted are listed below:
- %AppData%\OpenCloud AV\
- %AppData%\OpenCloud AV\csrss.exe
- %AppData%\OpenCloud AV\ms.conf
- %StartMenu%\OpenCloud AV
- %StartMenu%\OpenCloud AV\OpenCloud AV.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Desktop\OpenCloud AV.lnk
The registry entries that need to be removed are as follows:
- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘C:\Program Files\conhost.exe “%1″ %*’
Please be aware that manual removal of OpenCloud AV is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal OpenCloud AV, which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.
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- October 2, 2011
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