How to Remove Antivirus 2009

Satheesh C B | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 1 comments

Antivirus  2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application.It is is an updated version of Antivirus 2008. Antivirus 2009 is usually promoted via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites.It floods the user with popups and fake system notifications.The user might click on one of the popups or notifications, all of which claim they will take him to a legitimate security tool, but try to make him purchase Antivirus2009's "licensed version" instead. It    redirect web browser to antivirus-premium-scan.com, antivirus-best.com webscannertools.com, livesecurityinfo.com,antivirusonlivescan.com,bestantivirusscan.com

secureclick1.com   or  premiumlivescan.com and websites that sell the malware.

 

antivirus2009

 

 

Symptoms

 

  • "Critical System Error",
  • "Your computer is infected",
  • Hijacked homepage to obscure webpage.
  • Flashing icons appear on your system tray (Near of your system clock).

     

    Manual Removal

     

    Search the following files and delete

    Antivirus2009.exe
    av2009.exe
    av2009[1].exe
    AV2009Install.exe
    Antivirus 2009.lnk
    Uninstall Antivirus.lnk

    1. Go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders.
    2. In the "All or part of the the file name" section, type in "Antivirus 2009" file name(s).
    3. For better results, select "Look in: Local Hard Drives" or "Look in: My Computer" and then click "Search" button

     

    Stop  Antivirus 2009 Processes

     

  • Click the Start menu, select Run.
  • Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys ALT + CTRL + DELETE or CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  • Click Processes tab, and find Express Antivirus 2009 processes.
  • Once you’ve found the Express Antivirus 2009 processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Express Antivirus 2009.

     

    Unregister and delete .dll files


    shlwapi.dll
    wininet.dll

     

  • Start” and then click on “Run
  • Now in the Run command box, type “cmd“, and then click on “OK
  • Type “regsvr32 /u filename.dll” where “filename” is the name of the file that you like to Unregister

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    Delete registry values:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Run\15358943642955870504508370025739
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Antivirus
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”Antivirus” = “%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2009\Antvrs.exe”
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus

                                                                                                                                         Other programs to remove Antivirus 2009:

     

    Prevention

    • Keep your Windows Security up-to-date
    • Download and install a reliable anti-spyware software

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