How to remove Antivirus-1 fake anti-spyware from your computer?
Antivirus-1 is a genetic copy of the infamous rogue anti-spyware, Antivirus 360 and Antivirus 2010. It has been created to mislead you into believing that your computer is infested with spyware. The sole aim of this fake antimalware program is to scare you and thereby usurping your money. The program is mainly promoted through two methods, online advertisements and the use of Trojans. Once installed on a system, antivirus-1 configures the operating system to run it before running any other programs. This is followed by fake system scans and pop-up windows and system infection notices being displayed on the system.
As these fake infections have no relation to real threats, it is recommended to remove this fake anti-spyware from the system. Here are some removal instructions for your convenience:
- Back up your documents
- Remove antivirus-1 registry entries and files
- Install active spyware removal software
- Manually remove the software
Back up your documents
Ensure that all the important documents on your system are backed up. Having a proper backup means there is no chance of losing any important document during the removal process.
Remove antivirus-1 registry entries and files
Initiate the process of removing the antivirus-1 registry entries and files. Until and unless you remove the antivirus-1 registry entries and files, you won’t be able to remove it. You will be asked to execute the current script and you will be required to boot your system.
Install spyware removal software
You need to have top-notch spyware removal software running on your computer as this is one of the most effective methods for removing spyware threats and scams. This software also protects your computer from future attacks. For instance, you can download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware that is effective spyware removal software. After completing the disinfection procedure, you will find a log opening on your notepad and you will have to restart your system.
Manually remove the software
Here is a manual process to combat this spyware:
Use the ‘Windows File Search’ tool to find the antivirus-1 path. Use ‘Windows Task Manager’ to remove its processes, ‘Registry Editor’ to remove its registry values, and Windows command prompt to unregister antivirus-1.
Although it is bit critical to remove antivirus-1, but the removal process requires some patience and perseverance.
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