Antivirus Live

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Antivirus Live 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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Antivirus Live is a rogue anti-virus program and a scam; therefore, it should must not be trusted. Antivirus Live began infecting computers on a large scale in December 2009, although it may have begun spreading earlier in the year. Antivirus Live is from the same family of rogue anti-virus programs as Antivirus System PRO and Spyware Protect 2009. Newer members of the same family include AntiSpyware Soft, Antivirus Suite, and AV Security Suite.

The Misleading Tactics Antivirus Live Does

Antivirus Live behaves in ways that are completely typical of rogue anti-virus applications, and essentially the same as all of the other malicious programs in its family. It may be downloaded voluntarily from a website that is a hoax or a scam, or it may be secondary by using a Trojan that downloads without your knowledge or consent and then downloads Antivirus Live through a backdoor. Either way, Antivirus Live will change the registry so that it runs whenever Windows runs, and change your proxy settings so that it can interfere with Internet Explorer every single time you try to look at anything online. That way, Antivirus Live can protect itself from removal by preventing you from accessing any websites but its own, and block those other sites by claiming that they are “malicious” or “infected.”

You will see a similar result when you try to open any program other than Internet Explorer, because Antivirus Live will prevent anything else from opening by claiming that the program in question is infected with a virus. These warnings should sound suspicious when it becomes clear that Antivirus Live is reporting that every program on your computer is infected!
Of course, this is just one of the scare tactics that Antivirus Live employs. It will also do fake system scans and then say that the only way to remove all of the bogus “threats” it found is to pay to “activate” its software. If you don't fall for that, Antivirus Live will cause pop-ups to appear almost constantly, warning that your system is under some kind of crazy-sounding attack. All of these warnings will prompt you to pay money to remove the threats from the computer, and should you follow any of the prompts, Antivirus Live will take (LEAD) you to a website that will take your money. That part is real enough, but then Antivirus Live gives you nothing in return for that payment.

Other Tricks Used By Antivirus Live

Antivirus Live does a few other things to convince you of its legitimacy, and those things can be quite dangerous. It may impersonate Windows Security Center and generate bogus Windows error messages about your computer not having any antivirus software. Antivirus Live may also intentionally cause your computer to behave poorly and to crash, in order to get to you to believe that your computer really is infected with all the things Antivirus Live says it is. To do this, Antivirus Live may delete some files or prevent legitimate software from accessing RAM.

By now it should be clear that no matter what Antivirus Live claims to offer, and no matter what it may say about your computer's security, Antivirus Live can't be trusted. Do not believe what it tells you, do not give in, and do not pay the money!

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


Detection of Antivirus Live (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Antivirus Live 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 Antivirus Live from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Antivirus Live manually

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


  • %WINDOWS%\sysguard.exe


  • %WINDOWS%\system32\iehelper.dll

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{BAD4551D-9B24-42cb-9BCD-818CA2DA7B63}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BAD4551D-9B24-42cb-9BCD-818CA2DA7B63}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AvScan

External links

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