Saturday, August 28, 2010

How to remove Red Cross Antivirus, removal guide

Red Cross Antivirus is a new fake security program. It can not remove viruses and trojans, as well as protect your computer from possible infections. This parasite is created with one purpose, to force you to buy its full version.

What Red Cross Antivirus does

Red Cross Antivirus is promoted and distributed via Microsoft Security Essentials Alert trojan. When the trojan is started, it adds itself to the startup programs to run every time when you start Windows, after that starts show a lot of false alerts that you computer is infected. It will suggest to download and install the rogue.

When Red Cross Antivirus is installed, it will register itself in the Windows registry to run automatically. Further, the program will begin a system scan and list a lot of trojans, viruses and other malicious programs. Of course, the scan and its results are a fake. The rogue uses the false scan results as method to trick you into purchase the full version of this program. So you can freely ignore all that Red Cross Antivirus will show you.

Screen shoot of Red Cross Antivirus

While Red Cross Antivirus is running, it will display various misleading notifications and fake security alerts from Windows taskbar.

However, all of these alerts and notifications is a fake and like false scan result should be ignored.

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

How to remove Red Cross Antivirus

Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When installation is complete, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

Once the program has loaded you will see a screen like below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of malware that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of malware may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - lists of malicious software

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. 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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