Interface of the rogue software.

AntiVermins is a rogue security program on Microsoft Windows that claims to be a commercial spyware-removal utility, when in fact it is, itself, adware-advertised. The software installs itself, without consent, in the user's computer and registry. It then sends messages such as "system error, buy this software to fix" or "your system is infected with spyware, buy AntiVermins to clean it", redirecting the user to the software's homepage where he or she is prompted to buy it for about $50. As for the homepage itself, the English version seems like a professional page, but the versions of the page in other languages appear to have been translated using just machine translation software.

Characteristics and behavior

  • Poor scan reporting
  • False positives
  • Deceptive advertising within the application
  • Fake critical infection alerts

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