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Antivirus Action. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as AntivirusAction | Type: Rogue Antispyware
Antivirus Action is a high-risk rogue spyware which appears to be created after its "famous" forerunner Security Suite which is known to have infected thousands of PCs. Antivirus Action is presented as a critical malware not only for typical malicious capabilities, like its secret infiltration, annoying system scanners or fake alerts. This scamware is also capable enough to disable users from the Internet, block all security software detected and let more other viruses inside. Antivirus Action will ask your specialized capabilities when you try to remove it because it is not removable through standard uninstall option.

Being distributed through fake video codecs or misleading online scanners, AntivirusAction additionally starts its misinformation stage where infected system is completely bombarded by virus detection alerts. These notifications continuously interrupt when people browse the web, and every time they appear they declare about numerous viruses detected, for example:


Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.



Security Warning
Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now.


Antivirus Action strategy is clear and obvious: being a commercial project it asks paying the money for its so-called services and offers you to update to Antivirus Action Lite, Antivirus Action Standart or Antivirus Action Ultimate. However, this scam has no spyware detection or removal engine, so won’t be able to remove any computer virus. In addition to the above mentioned facts, this virus has a great impact on the computer’s performance, so you should eliminate it as soon as it gets on your computer. It’s highly recommended to use a reliable anti-spyware and remove Antivirus Action with all its additional files.

NOTE:

When trying to eliminate this scam, you may find yourself disabled from the Internet. Here are some special notes to bring it back and remove Antivirus Action:

1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option as shown in the image below, and then press ENTER.




2. Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.



3. In the the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab. Then click on the LAN settings button.



4. Now you will see Local Area Network (LAN) settings window. Uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN under the Proxy Server section and press OK.



5. Download an automatic removal tool from this page and run a full system scan. Or download it form alternative location.


Related files: Antivirus Action, Antivirus Action.lnk

Antivirus Action properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Antivirus Action manual removal

Kill processes:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random characters][random characters]agnz.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAntivirus Action
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ??Antivirus Action??
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAntivirus Action
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware[random characters]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPhishingFilter "Enabled" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyOverride" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http=127.0.0.1:33921"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyEnable" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random characters] gnz.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random characters]agnz.exe"

Delete files:
%Documents and Settings%All UsersStart MenuProgramsAntivirus Action
%Documents and Settings%All UsersDesktopAntivirus Action.lnk
%Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication DataAntivirus Action
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random characters][random characters]agnz.exe



Geolocation of Antivirus Action

Map reveals the prevalence of Antivirus Action. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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Comments on Antivirus Action

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Fred
hi i am trying to test my secutriy program do you know where i can get this virus ?
and before you thing this i am not stupid or something i have already got rid of this virus once
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<Guest>
Thanks worked great...but my system settings or something is out of wack, gmail particularly. Any suggestions.
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<Guest>
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
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<Guest>
hello my namees genc
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<Guest>
This really worked, thank you. I used the malwarebytes program instead because I am familular with it and it worked great.
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<Guest>
WTF! im not buying your shit! i already have Norton, but its expired, and i need internet. And im not going though the pain to do a chargeback, I would highly not recomened you to do this!!!!!!!
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<Guest>
I'm trying to uninstall manually and was wondering if anyone knew the process name for antivirus action. Any help wpuld be greatly appreciated!!!
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<Guest>
it wont let me download it.. it says my security setting wont allow it
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<Guest>
I've read a number of posts by guests, especially the posts about getting refunded for spending hard earned money on this crap, like I did. FYI, the people receiving payment for this bogus program are in Moscow, Russia. Good luck to all of us.
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<Guest>
Thanks SO much. I really appreciate this!
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