Remove Antivirus 2009

Antivirus 2009 goes by many different names including Antivirus 2008 PRO and past version like Antivirus 2007 and 2006. This is a bogus antivirus software program that runs a scan on start up. The results in the scan are fake and you should not purchase this program. Some people refer to this kind of Spyware as scareware because they try to scare people into purchasing the fake program by saying things like your credit card information is being stolen and your computer is being hacked. Don't fall prey to this. This is just an effort to get you to make the purchase.

How to remove Antivirus 2009 from my computer?

The first thing you should do is a system restore. Use the system restore that is built into Vista and XP. Select a date from the restore pionts when the computer was not infected. We recommend going back at least 2 weeks prior to the infection date. If the first restore piont does not work then try it again using a different date or by booting into safe mode and trying the system restore function there. To start system restore go to START > ALL PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS > SYSTEM RESTORE. If you have no restore pionts just skip this step an move on. This is not the end all be all but can make the antivirus 2008 removal process that much faster. Download the following and save to your Desktop: Spyware Doctor with Antivirus | Smitfraudfix.exe | Spybot Search and Destory .

Once downloaded install Spyware Doctor with Antivirus first. Once installed you may be asked to re-boot. If so just cancell. The scan may auto start. If it does close the scanner down. Now install Spybot Search and Destroy. When installing you will be asked if you want to create a registry backup. Select YES and then continue. You will also be asked if you want to update the program. Say yes to the update. Once updated click the exit button. Installation should be complete. PLEASE REBOOT INTO SAFE MODE NOW. To boot into safe mode start pressing the F8 key on boot up every other second. From there select Safe Mode. You may be asked to loggin. If so loggin in. You will then see a box that will pop-up asking you if you would like to boot into safe mode or do a system restore.

Select yes to boot into safe mode. Once booted up double slick on the Smitfraudfix icon on your desktop. Select option 2 and hit enter. This program will now clean the system. Once done you will see the windows Disc Cleanup tool start. Just cancel out of this as it does not really matter. You will then be asked if you want to clean the system registry. Select YES. Once done exit the program. for a more detailed guide on this tool visit the makers site at http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php Now it's time to run Spybot Search and Destroy. You will notice a new icon on your dekstop saying Spybot. Double click it and hit the start scan button.

Let the scan run. This may take 20 minutes to an hour. Once the scan is done hit the remove button on everything malisious this tool has found. If this tool could not remove everything you will be able to see what it could not remove by the red X next to it's name. If asked to re-run the tool on startup select yes. Once you are done you will have to re-boot normal like. If Spybot was selected to run on start-up it will run again. If not it will still execute the removal of several traces it found during the first scan. Once that is done you should be almost done. You will notice that your desktop backgorund changed to a default picture (Blue background).

This is because of the Smitfraudfix tool doing it's thing. Open up your web browser. You may still need to change your home page back to what ever you had before. Try and surf the web and see if you get any pop-ups. Most likely your issue is now resolved. Be sure to update Spyware Doctor with Antivirus now and run a full scan. This will tell you whether or not you found all traces of Virtumonde. If you still find yourself infected you could just purchase this program and be done or move on to the next step.

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