There are literally thousands of variants of this type of malware circulating on the Internet, and it has now reached virtual epidemic proportions.
Statistics indicate that up to 50 million Internet users have been infected by this wave of fake antivirus programs.
One more time we are forced to deal with a new variant of an older rogue application; Ultra Antivirus 2009, a clone of Micro Antivirus 2009, is now circulating on the Internet seeking out unaware users in order to steal their money.
(Typical rogue security popup – click for larger)
The objective of Ultra Antivirus 2009, which is the objective of all Rogue Security Software, is to convince the victim to pay for the “full” version of the application in order to remove what are, in fact, false positives that this program is designed to display on the infected computer in various ways, including fake scan results, pop-ups and system tray notifications. Rogue software impacts people dramatically, read “How Fake/Rogue Software Affects Real People”, on this site.
Like many parasitic applications, this particular rogue security software’s installer is often found on adult websites, or it can be installed manually from rogue security software websites.
Rogue security software can write itself into multiple parts of the operating system, and in many cases it can hide its files, registry entries, running process and services, making the infection virtually impossible to find and remove.
As well, the installation of such malware can lead to a critically disabled PC, or in the worst case scenario, allows hackers access to important personal and financial information.
If you are a victim of Ultra Antivirus 2009, the following removal solutions will be invaluable.
Rogue application removal solutions are freely available at:
Bleeping Computer is a web site where help is available for many computer related problems, including the removal of this rogue software.
SmitFraudFix, available for download at Geekstogo is a free tool that is continuously updated to assist victims of rogue security applications.
Malwarebytes, a reliable anti-malware company has created a free application to help keep you safe and secure. RogueRemover will safely remove a number of rogue security applications. As well, you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware application, a superior anti-malware program.
Rogue Fix at Internet Inspiration.