Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
SecurityMasterAV is an adware program that carries out the following actions:
On the other hand, SecurityMasterAV carries out the actions below:
SecurityMasterAV creates the following folders:
SecurityMasterAV creates a shortcut to the program called SECURITY MASTER AV.LNK in the following directories:
SecurityMasterAV modifies the HOSTS file, so that the user cannot access certain search websites and websites from which other fake antivirus programs can be downloaded.
SecurityMasterAV creates the following entry in the Windows Registry:
It also creates many entries in the Windows Registry like the following:
The following are some examples:
Additionally, SecurityMasterAV attempts to remove entries from the Windows Registry belonging to several legitimate antivirus programs. If so, the computer would be unprotected and the only antivirus program in execution would be this fake antivirus.
SecurityMasterAV can reach the computer when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program. It can also reach the computer in a link that can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.
SecurityMasterAV is 189,440 bytes in size.