Palladium Pro Virus Removal

Palladium Pro, also known as Palladium Antivirus is a rouge spyware which is programmed to misguide a user by providing fake security alerts. Usually this malware intrudes a system with the help of Trojan.  On boot the program starts sending fake alerts to the user that his/her system might be at risk.

Once the Palladium Antivirus program is installed in a system, it will initiate a fake virus scan and will come up with a list of threats which allegedly has infected that particular machine. Later the program will recommend the owner of that pc to purchase some sort of module or paid version of Palladium Antivirus in order to get rid of those threats. But the truth is, the threats that this scanner will come up with are nothing but scam which is designed to convince the user that his/her computer has got infected and now the paid version of this antispyware is required to clean it up. The entire thing is nothing but hoax.

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Now if your system has got infected by Palladium Pro or Palladium Antivirus, you need to remove it from your computer immediately and run a complete virus scan of the machine to make sure that it is not infected with any other harmful program.

Manual Removal procedure for Palladium Pro

The first step you must take in order to remove Palladium Pro is to stop one of the following processes below. Only one of them will be running.

  • Palladium.exe

  • PalladiumPro.exe

  • Palladiumantivirus.exe

  • Z.exe

To Stop this process you can browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file.

The next step in Palladium Pro removal is to delete the following file:

Windows XP :

  • C:\Program Files\Palladium Pro\PalladiumPro.exe

  • C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Application Data\Palladium.exe

  • C:\Program Files\Startup\Palladium Pro.lnk

Windows Vista / Windows 7 :

  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Palladium.exe

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Palladium Pro\PalladiumPro.exe

  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Palladium Pro.lnk

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Startup\Palladium Pro.lnk

  • C:\%AppData%\Z.exe

Once you have successfully deleted these traces, Palladium Pro should no longer be running in your machine and now you should run a complete virus scan for the system using Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. This will let you know whether you have been able to remove all the traces of Palladium Pro successfully and also whether there is any other threat still available in the system.

Palladium Pro Registry Removal Procedures

Now that your system is free from the Palladium Pro file traces that have been mentioned above, it is time to get rid of the infected registry items.

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Palladium"

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Palladium Pro"

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Palladium Pro"

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Palladium Pro

It is important that you run a complete virus scan for your computer when you are done with the removal procedure to ensure maximum protection for the system. For that, we suggest you to run the scan with Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Palladium Pro Directories:

XP

  • C:\Program Files\Palladium Pro\
  • UPDATED: We have a report of it being at C:\Windows\Palladium Pro for some users.

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • C:\Program Files (x86) \Palladium Pro

Outside Resources:

http://www.pctools.com/kb/article/protection-software-how-to-remove-palladium-pro-200.html

http://www.myantispyware.com/2011/01/04/how-to-remove-palladium-pro-virus-uninstall-instructions/

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