AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011

Description: AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 is a fake anti-spyware program that shows bogus scan results to scare users into making a purchase of the program. In most cases this threat will also block antivirus programs from running as well as most other programs on a users computer.

This Antivirus Antispyware 2011 removal guide includes a VIDEO showing you exactly how to remove this threat.

The makers of this program are trying to trick users and back them into a corner in an effort to steal money from the end user.

Don’t get scared to see these results and alerts because the threats AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 is talking about does not exist in reality. It is only trying to scare you so that you purchase the paid version of the application. One major problem with this rouge software is that it can hijack internet explorer and block other programs.

Before you jump down to read the manual AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 removal guide you need to know 2 Important things.

1. Your computer got infected for a reason.  You did not have Proper ANTIVIRUS Protection.  Even after we show you how to remove AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 for free your computer will still be un-protected and vulnerable to future attacks!! :O

2. You need to know your computer may have several viruses on your computer besides just AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011.  You need to run a full virus scan using one of the best antivirus clients on the market.  We recommend SpyHunter

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What is AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 Doing to your Computer Right Now?

  • Blocking legitimate software programs from running
  • Showing false error messages
  • Constantly Bothers You and WILL NOT CLOSE
  • Cannot Un-Install AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011
  • May be blocking internet access
  • Users may see pop-ups and re-directs

Once running in your system, AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 may come up with security alerts like this one:

“Security Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
Name: Win64.BIT.Looker.exe
Risk: High”

“AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011
WARNING! 320 threats detected
Detected malicious programs can damage your computer and compromise your privacy. It’s strongly recommended to remove them immediatly!
Potential risks: Infecting other computers on your network
Continue unprotected Remove all threats now”

The problem may be far worse:  You need to understand that your computer may very easily have more than just AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 installed.  You need to run a full virus scan to ensure no other viruses are installed on your computer.  Viruses  are known to corrupt user data and personal files including pictures, word documents, music and videos.

We recommend you scan your computer using SpyHunter to ensure no other threats are on your computer besides this single virus.

If the below manaul instructions are too hard for you or you just want a pro to remove this threat for you we recommend http://www.pcninja.com. This remote computer repair company can remote in and fully remove all viruses and spyware from your computer including AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011.

AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 Removal Video

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Remove AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011, Removal Steps

Step 1.  You need to stop the main executable (filename.exe) of this virus. 
Virus Exetutables you may need to stop:

  • [random].exe ( Thie means there may be a .exe that is unqiue to your computer in our case the file was Antivirus Antispyware 2011.exe)

  • AntiVirusAntiSpyware.exe

  • securitymanager.exe

  • mscjm.exe

  • recf.exe

  • securityhelper.exe

In order to stop this process , one of the following tactics should work
Tactic 1. Open the Task Manager and Terminate the virus executable(s) ( Learn How to Use Task Manager Here )

Tactic 2. Re-name the executable(s) and re-start your computer.  ( Learn How to re-name a file here )  The folder path to this executable is

XP: Hint view the below Random folder by date modified to help find out the name of the folder.

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\Random.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\securityhelper.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\securitymanager.exe

Vista / Windows 7: One of the below

  •  C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\Antivirus Antispyware 2011.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\securityhelper.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\securitymanager.exe

Also look for C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\[Random]\[Random.exe]

Tactic 3. Boot into safe mode so this virus will not load ( Learn How to Boot Into Safe Mode )

Tactic 4. Perform a System Restore to possibly undo the virus installation.  This will cause you to lose any software or software updates you have installed after the restore date you pick.  However your personal files should not be changed or removed.  I HAVE SEEN THIS OPTION DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD SO I PERSONALLY RARLY DO IT WITH VIRUS INFECTIONS.  ( Learn How to do a System Restore Here )

REMOVE AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 Executalbes

Step 2.  Once you have used one of the  tactics in step one to stop AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 from running you will need to delete AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011’s executable.  Please note that in option 4 the file traces may already be gone.

You will need to browse to the following file path and delete the main executable of this virus threat as well as other related files

XP

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\Random.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\securityhelper.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Random\securitymanager.exe

Vista / Windows 7: One of the below

  •  C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\Antivirus Antispyware 2011.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\securityhelper.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Antivirus Antispyware 2011\securitymanager.exe

 (Please note that if you used tactic 2 of step 1 you will of already re-named this file.  Delete the file you re-named.)

You will aslo want to delete the Antivirus Antispyware 2011 folder or at the very least all the contents in the folder.

AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 Registry Traces

Step 4.  Honestly,  in most cases the traces in the registry do not need to be removed or modified.  The main executable has been deleted so the path shown in the registry trace is invalid and won’t harm your computers data.

It’s just not worth the risk of you poking around in the registry.  Damaging your computer is very easy to do while in the registry.  For this reason we really recommend you do not manually go into the registry.  Use an antivirus client or registry cleaner like PC Health Advisor to remove those invalid trace.  You can download PC Health Advisor Here. I use this as my registry cleaner and PC – optimizer tool. However here are the traces as we currently know them

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Browser\Emulation “TLDUpdates” = ‘1’
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ “AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ “AntiVirus AntiSpyware 2011 Security”

Keep in mind that as this threat mutates the above file names will change.

Step 5. PROVIDE FEEDBACK!.  This last step is easy to skip but please take 1 minute and provide any of the following

  • File Paths and traces to keep the guide up to date
  • If you have a better way
  • Let us know anything you like

Outside Resources:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-antispyware-2011

http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?68984-Remove-AntiVirus-AntiSpyware-2011

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