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What is Anti Virus Armor?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Anti Virus Armor is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with Anti Virus Armor?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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You will find these icons on your desktop and in your taskbar:

icons.png

And see this type of warning:

warning1.png

How did Anti Virus Armor get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website.

How do I remove Anti Virus Armor?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.

  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    [*]Then click Finish.

    [*]If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

    [*]Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.

    [*]When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

    [*]Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.

    [*]When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Anti Virus Armor?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Anti Virus Armor completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Anti Virus Armor rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:

C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\Anti Virus Armor.exe

Alterations made by the installer:

  File System
===============
Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Anti Virus Armor
Adds the file Uninstall Anti Virus Armor .lnk"="21:07 14/05/10 682 bytes
Adds the file Anti Virus Armor.lnk"="21:07 14/05/10 722 bytes
In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
Adds the file Anti Virus Armor.lnk"="21:07 14/05/10 778 bytes
Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor
Adds the file UninstlDll.dll"="08:29 28/05/09 389120 bytes
Adds the file unins000.exe"="21:06 14/05/10 710426 bytes
Adds the file unins000.dat"="21:07 14/05/10 4130 bytes
Adds the file noadware4_051410.na"="14:14 09/05/10 20230405 bytes
Adds the file Anti Virus Armor.exe"="02:06 04/04/10 1708032 bytes
Adds the file adgutils.dll"="22:27 01/10/08 131072 bytes
Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\logs

Registry
===============
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Anti Virus Armor 5.0_is1]
"InstallDate"="'20100514'"
"NoRepair"="1"
"NoModify"="1"
"QuietUninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\unins000.exe" /SILENT'"
"UninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\unins000.exe"'"
"DisplayName"="'Anti Virus Armor v5.0'"
"Inno Setup: Language"="'default'"
"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"=""
"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="'desktopicon'"
"Inno Setup: User"="'{username}'"
"Inno Setup: Icon Group"="'Anti Virus Armor'"
"InstallLocation"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\'"
"Inno Setup: App Path"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor'"
"Inno Setup: Setup Version"="'5.3.8 (a)'"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Anti Virus Armor]
"srchpge"="'http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch'"
"strupshld"="'1'""
"cokieshld"="'0'"
"firstrun"="'0'"
"rfp"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\noadware4_051410.na'"
"lfp"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\logs'"
"xpath"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\xblk.na'"
"path"="'C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor'"
"acbl"="'0'"
"rltime"="'1'"
"hsts"="'1'"
"iehj"="'1'"
"gfv"="'1'"
"hmpg"="'http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome'"
"ghmpg"="'1'"
"shup"="'1'"
"Time"="'0'"
"Period"="'0'"
"WeekDay"="'0'"
"Periodic"="'0'"
"Weekly Scan"="'0'"
"Schedule Scan"="'0'"
"nowarn"="'0'"
"dntstrtshld"="'0'"
"clsshlds"="'0'"
"acu"="'0'"
"abrs"="'1'"
"scnlg"="'0'"
"scantype"="1
"asl"="'1'"
"mtst"="'0'"
"sas"="'0'"
"ras"="'0'"
"ver"="'1'"
"rc"="''
"un"="''
"df"="'noadware4_051410.na'"
"pv"="'5.0'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4102

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

5/14/2010 9:20:54 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-14 (21-20-54).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 105821
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 0 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 9

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\Anti Virus Armor.exe (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\adgutils.dll (Rogue.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Anti Virus Armor 5.0_is1 (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Anti Virus Armor (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Anti Virus Armor (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\logs (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\adgutils.dll (Rogue.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\Anti Virus Armor.exe (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Anti Virus Armor\Anti Virus Armor.lnk (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Anti Virus Armor\Uninstall Anti Virus Armor .lnk (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\noadware4_051410.na (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\unins000.dat (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\unins000.exe (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\Anti Virus Armor\UninstlDll.dll (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\Anti Virus Armor.lnk (Rogue.AntiVirusArmour) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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