Cloud AV 2012

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Cloud AV 2012 Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Yet another addition to the notorious family of rogue anti-spyware tools, widely known as the Rogue.WinAVPro family of rogue applications, has been discovered plaguing the net and Cloud AV 2012 is that malicious discovery. This nasty rogue anti-virus program is a malware-laced program with the intent of scamming its intended marks by employing corrupt practices and tactics, which are only meant to frighten the victims of Cloud AV 2012 into genuinely buying into its falsehoods.

Hailing from such a large and prevalent family of malware products, Cloud AV 2012 is one, individual descendant of a well-developed and practiced cyber scam that was intentionally designed to manipulate its victims into purchasing the full, licensed version of its absolutely useless, and actually very dangerous, individual rogue anti-virus programs. To this end, Cloud AV 2012's sole intent in working to infect as many vulnerable computer systems as it can manage – utilizing a variety of malicious practices to do so – is to manipulate and trick unsuspecting or unknowing computer users, via scareware techniques, into willing buying the so-called 'full' version of this seditious malware product.

Cloud AV 2012's Rogue Family

As one, singular piece of the lofty Rogue.WinAVPro family of rogue anti-virus applications, Cloud AV 2012 is a clone-like replica of dozens of other identical scareware scams. A handful of Cloud AV 2012's malicious family members are AV Protection 2011, AV Security 2012, AV Protection 2012, AV Guard Online, System Security 2012, OpenCloud Antivirus, OpenCloud Security, Wolfram Antivirus and BlueFlare Antivirus.

Each of these individual applications comprises one, single rogue anti-virus program that makes up the enormous and constantly growing family of rogue anti-virus programs that produced Cloud AV 2012, and this newest member is an identical copy of all of its precursors. Each of the Rogue.WinAVPro family members are, fundamentally, the same malware product circulating under a variety of names.

As a rogue anti-virus product, Cloud AV 2012 has exhibited all of the traits and characterizes that are generally considered typical of this particular brand of malicious program. If your computer system has been infected by this nasty malware, you can expect Cloud AV 2012 to attempt to appear legitimate by falsely emulating the authentic inner workings of real computer security programs.

Cloud AV 2012 will automatically initiate phony security scans on the computer systems that it manages to compromise successfully, as well as generate entirely fake threat detection alerts and bogus pop-up security alerts.

In specific terms of this last scareware tactic – Cloud AV 2012's bogus pop-up security alerts – this malicious program will work to bombard compromised systems with these messages in order to forcefully reinforce the false claims made by its fake security scans and bogus threat detection reports. The false messages contained within these corrupt pop-up alerts may very likely appear as follows:

Windows Security Alert
To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program.
Do you want to keep blocking this program?
Name: Zeus Trojan
Publisher: Unauthorized

Security Warning
Your computer continues to be infected with harmful viruses. In order to prevent permanent loss of your information and credit card data theft please activate your antivirus software. Click here to enable protection.

Warning! Infection found
Unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer.
Keylogger Zeus was detected and put in quarantine.
Keylogger Zeus is a very dangerous software used by criminals to steal personal data such as credit card information, access to banking accounts, passwords to social networks and e-mails.

Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject “RE:” to was CANCELLED.

svchost.exe was replaced with unauthorized program. It has encountered a problem and needs to close.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to us. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.

These messages are examples of the specific kinds of bogus pop-up security alerts that Cloud AV 2012 is known to generate on infected machines. These messages are completely and entirely fake. Nothing said or claimed by this malicious program should be trusted, and if your computer system has been compromised by this nasty, malevolent application, it is very important that you take immediate steps to ensure that it is completely removed from your vulnerable system.

To check your computer for Cloud AV 2012, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Cloud AV 2012 and other threats. If you detect the presence of Cloud AV 2012 on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Cloud AV 2012.


Detection of Cloud AV 2012 (Recommended)

Cloud AV 2012 is difficult to detect and remove. Cloud AV 2012 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Cloud AV 2012, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Cloud AV 2012 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Cloud AV 2012 scan/check to successfully detect all Cloud AV 2012 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Cloud AV 2012, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Cloud AV 2012 or follow the Cloud AV 2012 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Cloud AV 2012. Cloud AV 2012 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Cloud AV 2012 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Cloud AV 2012 on your system. Cloud AV 2012 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Cloud AV 2012, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Cloud AV 2012 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Cloud AV 2012, the next advised step is to remove Cloud AV 2012 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Cloud AV 2012 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Cloud AV 2012 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Cloud AV 2012, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Cloud AV 2012 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Cloud AV 2012, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Cloud AV 2012 and other types of spyware.

Remove Cloud AV 2012 manually

Another method to remove Cloud AV 2012 is to manually delete Cloud AV 2012 files in your system. Detect and remove the following Cloud AV 2012 files:


  • %AppData%\dwme.exe
  • %SYSTEM%\Cloud AV 2012v121.exe
  • %Local_AppData%\dwme.exe
  • %PROGAM_FILES%\LP\BAD6\C29.exe
  • %PROGAM_FILES%\24245\lvvm.exe
  • %Windows%\system32\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USERNAME]\Application Data\svhostu.exe
  • %AppData%\FCE03\0FD4B.exe
  • %TempDir%\dwme.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\LP\4B7F\027.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\03F0D\lvvm.exe
  • %SystemDir%\Cloud AV 2012v121.exe

Other Files

  • %Temp%\8.tmp
  • %DesktopDir%\Cloud AV 2012.lnk
  • %AppData%\ldr.ini
  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\Cloud AV 2012.ico
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Temp\[random].tmp
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USERNAME]\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USERNAME]\Start Menu\Programs\Cloud AV 2012\
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USERNAME]\Desktop\Cloud AV 2012.lnk
  • %AppData%\FCE03\3F0D.CE0
  • %AppData%\LUUJ1wscH0aTNzF\Cloud AV 2012.ico
  • %TempDir%\1.tmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\LP\4B7F\2.tmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\LP\4B7F\3.tmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\LP\4B7F\4.tmp
  • %Programs%\Cloud AV 2012\Cloud AV 2012.lnk
  • %Desktop%\Cloud AV 2012.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\C0AB6693AB3202B4B9D95716ED5CE4A6\SourceList
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cloud AV 2012
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

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