Friday, May 21, 2010

How to remove XJR Antivirus (XJR Antivirus Removal guide)

XJR Antivirus is a new rogue antispyware from the same family of rogues as AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro, Your PC Protector, Windows Antivirus Pro and Windows Police Pro.

HijackThis shows XJR Antivirus infection:

O2 – BHO: ADC PlugIn – {149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6} – C:\Program Files\adc_w32.dll
O23 – Service: Adobe Update Service (AdbUpd) – Unknown owner – C:\Program Files\svchost.exe

What XJR Antivirus does

XJR Antivirus is not a legitimate security tool. It looks like a normal antispyware tool, but in reality, this program can not remove viruses, trojans, etc., nor will be protect your computer from legitimate future infections. XJR Antivirus created with one purpose to trick you into purchasing the full version of the software.

XJR Antivirus is promoted and installed through the use of trojans. When the trojan is activated, it will download and install the rogue onto your computer without your permission and knowledge.

XJR Antivirus - process of scanning

During installation, XJR Antivirus will configure itself to run automatically every time when your computer starts. After that, it will simulate a system scan and detect numerous infections (worms, trojans, viruses, so on). These fake infection can only be removed with a full version of the program. Obviously, such results are a fake, XJR Antivirus want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software.

While XJR Antivirus is running, it will flood your computer with fake security alert and notifications from Windows task bar. Furthermore, the rogue may disable Task Manager, block antivirus and antispyware tools from running and hijack Internet Explorer so, that it will display various misleading notifications about unsafe websites and other security threats.

As you can see, XJR Antivirus is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, please use the XJR Antivirus removal guide or the instructions below to remove this malware from your computer manually for free.

How to remove XJR Antivirus

1. Download from here, unzip it. Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm. Reboot your computer.
2. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
3. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
4. When installation is complete, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
5. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
6. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
7. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
8. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
9. Once disinfection is finished, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

Note: if you can`t download or run these suggested program above, boot your computer in Safe mode with networking and repeat the above steps once again.

If the instructions does not help you, then ask for help in the Spyware removal forum.

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