Saturday, September 4, 2010

Win7 AV virus/malware removal instructions

Win7 AV is not a legit antivirus application. It is a rogue antivirus, which can not remove viruses, trojans, etc., nor will be protect your computer from legitimate future infections. Win7 AV created with one purpose to trick you into purchasing the full version of the software.

What Win7 AV does

Win7 AV is promoted and installed through the use of malware. When installed, the rogue will configure itself to run automatically every time when your computer starts.

Screen shoot of Win7 AV

Once started, Win7 AV will simulate a system scan and list a number of fake infections. These infections can only be removed with a full version of the program. Such results are a fraud, the program want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software.

While Win7 AV is running, it will flood your computer with fake security alert and notifications from Windows task bar. Furthermore, the rogue may hijack Internet Explorer so, that it will display various misleading notifications about phishing websites.

From the above, Win7 AV is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, please use the removal guide from here or the step-by-step instructions below to remove this malware from your computer for free.

Removal instructions for Win7 AV

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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