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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is AntiMalwarePro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that AntiMalwarePro 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 AntiMalwarePro?

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:

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And see these warnings:

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How did AntiMalwarePro get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.

How do I remove AntiMalwarePro?

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 AntiMalwarePro?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes AntiMalwarePro 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 AntiMalwarePro 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\AntiMalware_Pro\AntiMalware_Pro.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [A_M_P_NET] C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\AntiMalware_Pro.exe

Alterations made by the installer:
File System
  ===============
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVP 2009
	  Adds the file 1.dat"="19:49 11/01/10 0 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
	  Adds the file AntiMalware_Pro.lnk"="19:35 11/01/10 700 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiMalware_Pro
	  Adds the file Uninstall AntiMalware_Pro.lnk"="19:35 11/01/10 677 bytes
	  Adds the file AntiMalware_Pro.lnk"="19:35 11/01/10 712 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
	  Adds the file AntiMalware_Pro.lnk"="19:35 11/01/10 718 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro
	  Adds the file unins000.exe"="19:34 11/01/10 691481 bytes
	  Adds the file unins000.dat"="19:35 11/01/10 2546 bytes
	  Adds the file Task.dat"="02:45 21/07/09 1232 bytes
	  Adds the file ScheduleAP.txt"="19:35 11/01/10 0 bytes
	  Adds the file FolderPaths.txt"="02:40 11/11/09 128 bytes
	  Adds the file EngineAP.dll"="18:50 05/01/10 1830912 bytes
	  Adds the file Cl.exe"="16:28 28/09/09 221184 bytes
	  Adds the file AntiMalware_Pro.exe"="18:53 05/01/10 13737056 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions
	  Adds the file 20091231.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 173460 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091218.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 215980 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091130.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 133684 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091114.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 77751 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091104.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 88971 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091023.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 132295 bytes
	  Adds the file 20091006.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 201361 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090921.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 242183 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090901.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 164111 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090819.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 132045 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090805.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 74345 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090729.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 77001 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090721.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 68761 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090714.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 84070 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090706.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 83010 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090603.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 80832 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090602.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 122738 bytes
	  Adds the file 20090601.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 1485508 bytes
	  Adds the file 200905.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 263693 bytes
	  Adds the file 200904.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 267783 bytes
	  Adds the file 200903.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 269142 bytes
	  Adds the file 200902.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 270302 bytes
	  Adds the file 200901.cab"="19:45 11/01/10 268876 bytes
	  Adds the file 200812.cab"="18:16 02/06/09 270970 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32
	  Adds the file MSVolumeAMP.dll"="19:35 11/01/10 0 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiMalwarePro_is1]
	  "InstallDate"="'20100111'"
	  "NoRepair"="1"
	  "NoModify"="1"
	  "QuietUninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\unins000.exe" /SILENT'"
	  "UninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\unins000.exe"'"
	  "DisplayName"="'AntiMalware Pro 2.1'"
	  "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"=""
	  "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="'desktopicon,quicklaunchicon'"
	  "Inno Setup: User"="'{username}'"
	  "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="'AntiMalware_Pro'"
	  "InstallLocation"="'C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\'"
	  "Inno Setup: App Path"="'C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro'"
	  "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="'5.2.2'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\A_M_P_NE\Problems"]
	  "Problems"="'184'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiMalware_ProNE"]
	  "RTP"="'-1'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
	  "A_M_P_NET"="'C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\AntiMalware_Pro.exe'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3540
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

1/11/2010 7:53:32 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-11 (19-53-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 95456
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 9 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 4
Files Infected: 37

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiMalware_ProNE (Rogue.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\a_m_p_net (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiMalware_Pro (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVP 2009 (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\AntiMalware_Pro.exe (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\Cl.exe (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\EngineAP.dll (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\FolderPaths.txt (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\ScheduleAP.txt (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\Task.dat (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\unins000.dat (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\unins000.exe (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200812.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200901.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200902.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200903.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200904.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\200905.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090601.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090602.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090603.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090706.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090714.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090721.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090729.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090805.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090819.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090901.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20090921.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091006.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091023.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091104.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091114.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091130.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091218.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\AntiMalware_Pro\definitions\20091231.cab (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiMalware_Pro\AntiMalware_Pro.lnk (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiMalware_Pro\Uninstall AntiMalware_Pro.lnk (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVP 2009\1.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\AntiMalware_Pro.lnk (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntiMalware_Pro.lnk (Rogue.AntiMalwarePro) -> 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
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