Guide to Remove Fake Antivirus Malware

There are many types of rouge antivirus malware currently floating around and one of the famous of them would be Antivirus Live virus with which if your infected then removing it would be really difficult.

There are many such viruses on the internet which masquerades as live antivirus. They take your computer hostage and give you warning messages that your computer is infected by a virus and you need to register to get them to remove it.

The troubling part is that these types of viruses block all kinds of attempts at removing them including most famous malware removing tools. So how to remove them; we have prepared a guide for you that will help you to get rid of these fake antivirus infections.

Fake Antivirus Malware

General Guide:

There are some steps you can follow in order to get rid of the fake antivirus/

  • Use portable version of SuperAntiSpyware to remove the antivirus
  • Reboot into Safe mode if the first step doesn’t work then try again using SuperAntiSpyware.
  • If rebooting in to safe mode also doesn’t work then try using ComboFix
  • Install Malwarebytes and do complete system scan
  • Then reboot and do a complete scan using your antivirus which is installed.

Guide For Removing Antivirus Live:

  1. Reboot into safe mode by pressing F8 immediately before window boots and select safe mode with networking.
  2. You need to fix your internet connection because antivirus live changes all your internet settings to prevent you from using anything.
  3. Go to internet options and then to LAN settings and check the box with bypass proxy server for local address.
  4. Install SuperAntiSpyware which you can download from internet within safe mode.
  5. After installing the program it will perform a quick analysis of your system and then open a window for update so click on check for update button to get the latest definition.
  6. Once update is done click scan your computer button and select all the drives for scanning.
  7. The scan takes quite a lot of time to finish and then only can you proceed on removing the virus from your computer.
  8. Once the removal is done reboot your computer and make sure to boot back into safe mode.
  9. After re-booting back to safe mode now install malwarebytes and make sure to update it to get the latest updates. After updating perform a complete scan of your system.
  10. Malwarebyte will sniff out more malwares that superantispyware had missed. Then click on remove to remove them completely from your system.
  11. Then reboot and your system and install Microsoft Security Essentials and perform another scan to make sure that no malware is remaining.

There you go a complete guide on removing the fake antivirus from your computer. Although it is annoying to do all these steps that’s why make sure that your antivirus is always updated with the latest definitions to prevent infections from spyware, malware and fake antiviruses.

Always perform double scans it can’t hurt to be cautious.

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