Windows Antivirus Helper is a new rogue anti-spyware tool that is basically a clone of Windows Antivirus Master. Both programs are from the family of Win32/FakeVimes rogues. This misleading application is pushed through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners and various misleading websites. A pop-up window shows up and states that your PC has a lot of security problems. If you decide to fix supposed problems, you will be redirected to another page that imitates system scan. Finally, you will be prompted to download and install Windows Antivirus Helper to remove infections and protect your PC. Do not trust it. This is a scam. If you happen to encounter Windows Antivirus Helper installed on your computer, be quick and take effort to remove it immediately.
When running, Windows Antivirus Helper will be configured to run a system scan each time you logon into Windows. It will report numerous infections or system security threats to make you think that your computer is infected with spyware, Trojans, worms and other viruses. The rogue uses the real names of infection to make the scam look more realistic. Likely, the scammers took malware descriptions from legal antivirus and anti-spyware programs. In order to remove the supposed infections you will be asked to pay for a full version of the program. Of course, these infections are all fake and don’t actually exist on your computer. So, you may easily ignore them.
What is more, Windows Antivirus Helper will display fake security alerts and notifications to scare you into thinking your computer has many serious security threats. The fake warnings state:
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
However, all the above warnings generated by Windows Antivirus Helper are totally fabricated and must by no means be trusted!
As you can see, Windows Antivirus Helper is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Do not trust it! Most important, avoid buying this program.
As the Windows Antivirus Helper virus is part of the Win32/FakeVimes rogues family it can be removed in almost the same way. The default detailed guidelines can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step.