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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Antivir Solution Pro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Antivir Solution Pro 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 Antivir Solution Pro?

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 Antivir Solution Pro get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one poses as a fake online scanner.

How do I remove Antivir Solution Pro?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or transfer it from another computer to the infected one.
  • Reboot the computer into safe mode.
    In safe mode:
    • Install Malwarebytes' Antimalware by doubleclicking mbam-setup.exe and follow the displayed instructions.
    • Once you've installed Malwarebytes' Antimalware, navigate to the Program Files\Malwarebytes' Antimalware folder.
    • Locate the file mbam.exe in this folder.

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    • Now RENAME the mbam.exe in there to iexplore.exe

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    • If you want to avoid some possible problems later, rightclick the file and use the "Create Shortcut" option. Drag the shortcut to your desktop so you can easily start the program once you are back in normal mode.
  • After you reboot back into normal mode:
    • Doubleclick the iexplore.exe (the renamed mbam.exe or use the shortcut you created) in order to launch Malwarebytes' Antimalware.
    • Once the program window is open, the first and most important part is to UPDATE Malwarebytes' Antimalware first.
    • This can be done via the Update tab > Check for updates.
    • 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.
    • You will be prompted to let the computer reboot, after which the rogue application should be gone.
  • Rename the iexplore.exe back to mbam.exe and delete the shortcut from your desktop, if you created it.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Antivir Solution Pro?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Your PC Protector 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 Antivir Solution Pro 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:\Documents and Settings\Metallica\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ebcwtfwg] C:\Documents and Settings\Metallica\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ebcwtfwg] C:\Documents and Settings\Metallica\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe

Note: the folder-, file- and application name are random

Alterations made by the installer:

  File System
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf
      Adds the file xulxrritssd.exe"="08:43 20/07/10 326400 bytes

      "ebcwtfwg"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download]
      "ebcwtfwg"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4329

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

7/20/2010 9:55:52 AM
mbam-log-2010-07-20 (09-55-52).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 115059
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 57 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\avsuite (Rogue.AntivirusSuite) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\avsuite (Rogue.AntivirusSuite) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVSolution (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVSolution (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ebcwtfwg (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ebcwtfwg (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data\jjfsmmjkf\xulxrritssd.exe (Trojan.FakeAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\avupdate.exe (Trojan.FakeAV) -> 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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Is it possible that Antivir Solution Pro has affected the boot code? I cannot start up in any mode other than Normal. I get a BSOD of 0x0000007B(0xF8A60528,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) when I select Safe Mode with Networking or Safe Mode.

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post an OTListIt log in THAT forum.
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