OpenCloud Antivirus

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OpenCloud Antivirus 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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Though many well-known and highly respected names representing the larger brands of various computer security companies in the online security industry have, lately, taken it upon themselves to educate its consumers and other computer users about rogue computer products – such as fake computer security applications and bogus defragmenting software – many computer users remain oblivious to the dangers posed by phony, rogue security applications like OpenCloud Antivirus.

OpenCloud Antivirus is a malicious malware product, introduced to the Web by the same cyber criminals that created WolfRam Antivirus and OpenCloud Security. Wiki-security researchers have reported that this particular rogue anti-spyware application is being detected and classified by most, if not all of the major computer security brands, as a malicious security program. This is because OpenCloud Antivirus has been detected as a fake computer security program that is actively attempting to scam OpenCloud Antivirus' victims by launching a nasty scareware campaign on their computer systems.

The Facts about OpenCloud Antivirus

The malicious scareware campaign enacted by OpenCloud Antivirus is meant to convince OpenCloud Antivirus' targeted victims that their computers are filled with all kinds of horrible security threats, and are thus, seriously at risk. The sole purpose for deceiving and manipulating OpenCloud Antivirus targets in this manner, is to convince this deceitful program's victims that the OpenCloud Antivirus application is not only capable of fixing the non-existent issues on their systems, but that OpenCloud Antivirus is also the best possible solution for their computer systems' current predicament.

All the while, though claiming otherwise, OpenCloud Antivirus is usually the only real problem on compromised computer systems. OpenCloud Antivirus is a FAKE computer security application that offers nothing of real value to any computer system OpenCloud Antivirus successfully manages to infiltrate. This phony application is actually a deceptive and hazardous malware infection that will work to, first, deceive computer users by frightening them into believing OpenCloud Antivirus' intentional falsehoods, and then, employ that fear to scam targeted computer users.

Details of OpenCloud Antivirus's Scareware Campaign

The entirety of OpenCloud Antivirus's malicious rogue process can be summed up as comprising a few deceptive tactics, which includes: masquerading and falsely emulating the appearance, workings and behavior of real, legitimate anti-virus programs. To this end, OpenCloud Antivirus works to begin fake security scans automatically, produce phony threat detection reports, intentionally detect false positives and barrage compromised systems' users with a bombardment of bogus pop-up security alerts.

Pop-up security alerts generated by OpenCloud Antivirus, bear false messages that, with their deliberate and directed fear-mongering, are only meant to further emphasize the bogus claims made by this program's fake scans, threat detections and false positives. malware research team has reported that some of the known messages contained in OpenCloud Antivirus's pop-up security alerts are:

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

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 

Warning: Spyware Detected
Windows has found spy programs running on your computer!
Click here to update your Windows antivirus software

Methods of Infection

According to malware researchers, OpenCloud Antivirus is known to utilize several of the well-known, established methods of propagating malware products. These methods often include infected online advertisements and spiteful browser hijacking websites, which are renowned in the online security industry for their penchant to conduct drive-by-downloads of malicious files.

Additionally, it has also been reported that OpenCloud Antivirus has been discovered employing bogus online malware scanners and bundled third party downloads to spread and distribute OpenCloud Antivirus corrupt application.

To check your computer for OpenCloud Antivirus, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of OpenCloud Antivirus (Recommended)

OpenCloud Antivirus is difficult to detect and remove. OpenCloud Antivirus is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. OpenCloud Antivirus, 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 OpenCloud Antivirus and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with OpenCloud Antivirus. OpenCloud Antivirus can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing OpenCloud Antivirus 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 OpenCloud Antivirus on your system. OpenCloud Antivirus 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 OpenCloud Antivirus, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect OpenCloud Antivirus and other common Spyware infections. After detection of OpenCloud Antivirus, the next advised step is to remove OpenCloud Antivirus with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


OpenCloud Antivirus 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 OpenCloud Antivirus from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

OpenCloud Antivirus, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. OpenCloud Antivirus 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 OpenCloud Antivirus, 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 OpenCloud Antivirus and other types of spyware.

Remove OpenCloud Antivirus manually

Another method to remove OpenCloud Antivirus is to manually delete OpenCloud Antivirus files in your system. Detect and remove the following OpenCloud Antivirus files:


  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Antivirus\csrss.exe
  • %StartupFolder%\csrss.exe

Other Files

  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Antivirus\
  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Antivirus\ms.conf
  • %StartMenu%\OpenCloud Antivirus
  • %StartMenu%\OpenCloud Antivirus\OpenCloud Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\OpenCloud Antivirus.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\C0AB6693AB3202B4B9D95716ED5CE4A6\SourceList
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = 'C:\Program Files\conhost.exe "%1" %'

External links

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