General Antivirus

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General 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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Detection of General Antivirus (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


General 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 General Antivirus from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove General Antivirus manually

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


  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\GenAvir.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\GeneralAntivirus.exe
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\file.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\unins000.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iv.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\services.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\winlogon.exe
  • GenAvir.exe
  • GeneralAntivirus.exe

Other Files

  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\activate.ico
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\Explorer.ico
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\working.log
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\unins000.dat
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\uninstall.ico
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\db
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\db\DBInfo.ver
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\db\ga090122.db
  • c:\Program Files\General Antivirus\Languages
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\log.txt
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\General Antivirus.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\General Antivirus
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\General Antivirus\General Antivirus Home Page.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\General Antivirus\General Antivirus.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\General Antivirus\Purchase License.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\settings.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\uill.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\db
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\db\config.cfg
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\db\Timeout.inf
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\db\Urls.inf
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\General Antivirus\Uninstall General Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iPSh.png
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iGSh.png
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\iMSh.png
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\log.txt
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\pguard.ini
  • %UserProfile%\2saSddPYaWAasRsE-thief.jpg
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\General Antivirus.lnk
  • General Antivirus
  • General Antivirus.lnk
  • General Antivirus Home Page.lnk
  • Uninstall General Antivirus.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\General Antivirus
  • %AppData%\General Antivirus
  • %ProgramFiles%\General Antivirus

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "prob"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "prob1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "prob2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "probRedir"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "PrS"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "uid"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "subscriber"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer "ParameterName"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run "iv"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Microsoft Windows logon process"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "General Antivirus"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\General Antivirus_is1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\ITGrdEngine
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ITGrdEngine

External links

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