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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Aug 19, 2013 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Attentive Antivirus

Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Rogue:Win32/Winwebsec (Microsoft)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

Attentive Antivirus is a variant of Win32/Winwebsec - a family of programs that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of "malicious programs and viruses". They then inform you that you need to pay money to register the software to remove these non-existent threats. It may also stop processes and services, modify security settings, and block access to websites.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat: