Antivirus .NET

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Antivirus .NET 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 .NET is a rogue anti-virus program, which is just another way of saying that it pretends to be anti-virus software when it is not. Antivirus .NET is nothing new, since it is basically just a newer version of Antivirus Scan, Antispyware Soft, AV Security Suite and Antivirus Action, and it uses the same alerts and an only slightly different interface. Infections under the name Antivirus .NET began to be reported in the fourth week of January 2011. Make no mistake; the presence of Antivirus .NET on a computer is an infection, not an installation.

What Antivirus .NET Really Does

Like its predecessors, Antivirus .NET typically relies on a Trojan in order to get a foot in the door. While you browse the Internet, you come across a variety of files, some of which you might download without giving them even a second thought. These are the places where the Trojan promoting Antivirus .NET likes to hide. The Trojan gets onto your system quietly and unnoticed, and then it makes sure that Antivirus .NET is downloaded and installed. The next time you start Windows, Antivirus .NET will be there to try to scare the tar out of you.

The goal of the Antivirus .NET rogue security application is not to provide any kind of security functionality. Rather, its goal is to try to make you feel helpless and scared, so that you will pay money for its software, which is incapable of doing anything other than causing problems. First, Antivirus .NET will change system settings in order to make sure that it runs whenever Windows runs. You will see an Antivirus .NET interface when Windows starts, and it is really bare-bones and not terribly professional looking. This interface has the slogan "Protecting every second" and will play a little progress bar animation to make it look as if it's running a scan. When Antivirus .NET finishes its "scan", it will show a list of parasites that it claims to have found on the computer, and tell you that you have to activate the Antivirus .NET software in order to remove them.

The list of results contains the names of real viruses, with descriptions that are generally correct, so that if you look them up online, you might be inclined to think that Antivirus .NET is for real. The viruses in the list are some really serious ones, and its goal is that you panic about these "threats" and think you have to buy the licensed or full version of Antivirus .NET. It's only a list, though, and those viruses are not actually on your computer. Antivirus .NET is the threat. Remember: do not give the con artists what they want, and do not panic.

In addition to the fake scan results, Antivirus .NET generates fake warnings that pop-up from the task bar. These warnings will repeatedly claim that your system is unprotected from threats, that some remote computer is trying to access your information, or that some serious virus has just been found. There is always a prompt to pay money for this nuisance, generally along the approach of “Do you want to activate your anti-virus software now?” Again, these warnings can all be ignored.

Antivirus .NET can also take your computer hostage, by preventing you from using other programs and by hijacking your browser. With any program other than Internet Explorer or Firefox, Antivirus .NET will claim that the program is infected when you try to open it. Then, as always, you get the prompt to activate Antivirus .NET to remove the infection. This is a way for Antivirus .NET to protect itself from real anti-virus software and to try again to get you to fork over some money.

When it comes to web browsers, Antivirus .NET does not usually disable them, because they are potentially useful components of its scam. Instead, what usually occurs is that when you try to go online, you are redirected to a malicious site associated with Antivirus .NET, which will typically claim to be the payment site for the software. Antivirus .NET accomplishes this interference by changing your browser settings. Sometimes, these changes can cause your computer to be completely unable to connect to the Internet, which can be a major roadblock in removing the Antivirus .NET malware.

Do not pay money to the people who are trying to take your computer hostage! There is no activation or functionality, and there is no good that can come from Antivirus .NET. Do not let yourself be manipulated, because you can retake control of your computer.

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

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


Detection of Antivirus .NET (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Antivirus .NET 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 .NET from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Antivirus .NET manually

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


  • %AppData%\[random]\[random]affm.exe

Other Files

  • %CommonPrograms%\Antivirus .NET
  • %CommonDesktop%\Antivirus .NET.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKCU\Software\Antivirus .NET
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyEnable" = "1"
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus .NET"
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus .NET
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter "Enabled" = "0"
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http="

External links

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