AntiVira Av

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AntiVira Av 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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AntiVira Av is a scam. AntiVira Av was created as a rogue anti-virus program in order to defraud you, so the first and most important thing to know about it is that AntiVira Av is up to no good. In fact, AntiVira Av is just one member of a growing family of nearly identical rogue anti-virus applications, which are malware infections that try to scare you into thinking that your computer has viruses that only these applications can remove. Some of these other rogue anti-virus applications are Antivirus. NET, Security Shield 2010, System Tool 2011, Palladium Pro, WindowsScan, Windows Disk, andSpyware Protection 2010. Every few months, there is a new version of this same old threat, with a new name. AntiVira Av is the version of this malware that appeared in February 2010. Its clumsy-sounding name is just two words that would normally inspire confidence or suggest anti-virus capabilities, thrown together.

Like all its slimy little siblings, AntiVira Av originated in Russia, and has always used Trojans to worm its way into systems. While it is possible to download the rogue program from a website that offers a “free scan,” it is more common for the Trojan responsible for AntiVira Av infections to be hidden in, or bundled with, a file that you would normally download without thinking twice. Then the Trojan makes sure that AntiVira Av gets installed, a few settings are changed, and the next time you start Windows, it is there and offers an “easy one-click registration” of its bogus product.

If AntiVira Av is present on your computer, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • AntiVira Av's fake home screen opens at Windows Start, showing the status of program components and claiming that the version of AntiVira Av that you have is a demo or trial, and you need to pay for the software and activate it.

  • Pop-up warnings about viruses and remote attacks, which come from the system tray, and always recommend activating or purchasing AntiVira Av software.

  • AntiVira Av warns you that your real anti-virus software is infected and recommends that you remove it.

  • AntiVira Av may prevent other programs and services from running, including Task Manager.

  • AntiVira Av may prevent Internet Explorer from accessing security-related websites.

  • If the RootkitTDSS is also present (which it can be, with AntiVira Av), you may also find that your searches on the major search engine sites get redirected to malicious websites.

As you might expect, because of all of the different things that it does, AntiVira Av can consume a lot of memory. It can actually consume enough to make your computer run considerably slower than normal. This can benefit AntiVira Av by helping to make it look like AntiVira Av's warnings about infections were accurate, since system performance will be negatively affected.

AntiVira Av is malicious software created by people who have decided to do you harm in order to get some money. Part of the scam is AntiVira Av's constant effort to keep you from having control over your computer, and to try to convince you that paying money for AntiVira Av's nonexistent protection will make the unpleasantness stop. It will not. AntiVira Av is malicious and has nothing to offer, but you can regain control over the situation.

To check your computer for AntiVira Av, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of AntiVira Av (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


AntiVira Av 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 AntiVira Av from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove AntiVira Av manually

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



Other Files


Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter "Enabled" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyEnable” = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" =
  • "http="

External links

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