Eco Antivirus 2010 Removal

Eco Antivirus 2010 is a direct clone of Green Antivirus and Green Antivirus 2010.  Just like it predasossors it’s a bogus security client that shows false and misleading results as well as other information in an effort to scare and trick the user into making a purchase of the client.  This company claims to be helping the enviroment by donating a few bucks to green causes but it’s just a scam.  The only green cause they have is taking your money.

Eco Antivirus 2010

Eco Antivirus 2010

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Eco Antivirus 2010 is a misleading software application designed to simulate various anti-spyware behavior in an attempt to trick PC users into purchasing the licensed version. However, due to the fact that Eco Antivirus 2010 is from the same family of rogue security products such as Green AV, it is not recommended to purchase the software for the reason that it is a scam. As a result, once the application has been detected it is necessary to take all the necessary steps to remove Eco Antivirus 2010. In order to properly remove Eco Antivirus 2010 it is recommended to first end all tasks associated with the executable files of this fake security product.

While using Windows Task Manager, the processes “msdl.exe”, “msll.exe” and “vec.exe” must be terminated in order to obtain the ability to also remove these files from disk. Once these processes have been stopped it is recommended to delete the entire contents of the folder located at the path “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Eco AntiVirus”. Once this is done Eco Antivirus 2010 is no longer running and a large portion of its main files deleted. Additionally, when the user wants to completely remove Eco Antivirus 2010 the usage of a genuine antivirus product can be prove to help in a considerable way as there are numerous variants of the same rogue product resulting in differences of software behavior from one variant to another. While working to remove Eco Antivirus 2010 there are several additional technical aspects and tasks that must be taken care of in order to obtain a clean PC. One of such tasks is to unregister DLL files such as “WStech.dll” which is one of the main function libraries responsible for many of the operating system’s configuration changes while Eco Antivirus 2010 is installed. In order to avoid the risk of causing further operating system damage as well as loss of data, expert technical support should be present when deciding to remove Eco Antivirus 2010.

Some symptoms of Eco Antivirus 2010:

  • Bogus Scan results
  • Auto Scans on Start-up
  • Warning coming out of a fake shield in the system tray
  • pop-ups and re-directs to the fake software’s website
  • constant warnings of being infected as well as false statements of other trojans

Manual removal instructions for Eco Antivirus 2010 ( Please read our disclaimer below )

Kill Eco Antivirus 2010 processes: ( Learn How to Kill a Process Here. Opens in new Window )

  • msdl.exe msll.exe vec.exe

We do recommend you run a full scan using SpyHunter Even if you do not intend on purchasing the product it will help to stop the virus from re-installing and re-activating while you manually remove it. Also it will inform you of any new changes to the file names. You may need this if it mutates. Delete Eco Antivirus 2010 registry values: ( Learn How to Edit Registry Here. Opens in new Window )

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ECO
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{29256442-2C14-48CA-B756-3EE0F8BDC774}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\WStech.DLL
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A5DBD8CB-DF8A-4992-A655-B155216F6AFB}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{051C9A06-FB08-486F-B09B-8B33B261637D}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{512E801E-2F02-4ADE-ACAA-58F08A22B2F8}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WStech.WStechB
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WStech.WStechB.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eco
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A5DBD8CB-DF8A-4992-A655-B155216F6AFB}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Class\{4D36E96E-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\S
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “mxcll”

Delete files: ( Hint ) Most of these files will be in the %Program Files\Protection System\ directory.

  • Base.dat
  • msdl.exe
  • msll.exe
  • vec.exe
  • WStech.dll
  • Eco AntiVirus .lnk

Delete directories: ( Please note that in most cases everything in this folder can be deleted. Just be sure it’s the correct folder 😉

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Eco AntiVirus
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eca
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Machine

Vista and Windows 7 users. C:\Users\Default\Appdata is most likely the location for this The above assumes your Windows is installed in the C: partition and using the default Windows location Please keep in mind that viruses mutate and change all the time. Do expect the above to change around a little. However this guide should work well for you and any experienced pro will be able to follow it and figure out the traces if they mutate. If you do not feel comfortable deleting files and the like then consider purchasing an antivirus cllient.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-eco-antivirus-2010

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