Antivirus 360 is the newest Rogueware in high prevalence, while Virustotal AV detection results are extremely low, currently at 3/36. Our ThreatFire community is seeing and preventing far too many hits on this stuff today. It shamelessly re-uses the same AV2009 detection names, like “Spyware.IEMonster”, and presents a simliar 37 phony malware detections on a system. Avoid this Rogueware site. The distributors shamelessly rip names like PC Magazine Editor’s Choice to fabricate credibility:
You may end up with a file like “av360install_770522156496.exe” on your system, which drops av360.exe, among others.
At the very least, if you see this dialog (consistently full of bad english grammar, as in the poorly written Antivirus 2009 dialogs), kill it:
Steer clear of this stuff, here are a few new windows, presenting the same phony malware detections as AV2009 on a clean lab system:
It looks like this one altogether will take the place of Antivirus 2009 — all of the sites that usually serve that Rogueware package are down.
It presents a large phony privacy violation alert early on:
A few phony statements that they might throw in your screen once running are listed here, in a variety of languages:
Privacy violation alert!
Antivirus 360 has detected numerous privacy violations. Some programs may send your private data to an untrusted internet host. Click here to permanently block this activity and remove the possible threat (Recommended)
System files modification alert!
Internal conflict alert!
Antivirus 360 has detected internal software conflict. Some application endeavors to access…
Spyware activity alert!
Spyware.IEMonster is a popular spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Web browsers…
Privacy Violation alert!
Antivirus 360 detected a Privacy Violation. A program is secretly sending your private data to an…
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unathorised modification by removing threats (Recommended).
Gefahr! Missbrauch des Datenschutzes!
Antivirus 360 hat Missbrauch des Datenschutzes
Irgendeines Programm sendet heimlich Ihren privaten Daten in die ungesicherte Zone (empfehlt).
Spyware Aktivitaten! Spyware.IEMonster Aktivitaten wurden festgestellt.
Prevention de la modification des fichiers de systeme!
Prevention de lactivite du Logiciel espion!
Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook et dautres programmes, y compris des logins et des mots de passe des operations bancaires en ligne, eBay, PayPal….