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Antivirus System. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Antivirus System is a malicious application, rogue anti-spyware, which should be avoided because of the several reasons. The main reason, why we recommend that, is its ability to infiltrate computer and then show fake alerts and notifications. Basically, this is done for making the victim think that he/she has serious issues on his/hers computer. In addition, this program offers to purchase its licensed version to be the only one capable to fix the machine. Please, don’t fall for this suggestion because it’s fake! Typically, Antivirus System alters some of PC’s settings so that it could start showing up every time people start browsing on the Internet. If you see alters that belong to Antivirus System, you should check your PC with updated anti-spywre and remove malicious files that belong to this rogue. If you have purchased its license, contact your credit card company to dispute the charges.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH ANTIVIRUS SYSTEM?

In most of the cases, Antivirus System gets inside the computer with a help of Trojan horse. Typically, it attacks poorly protected systems that don’t have proper security software installed. If you want to prevent its infiltration, we recommend using Reimage. If Antivirus System gets inside the PC, it alters some of its settings and starts showing up every time user reboots his/hers computer. This program starts showing continuous system scanners and then returns forged pop-up ads that all report about such or similar viruses:

Antivirus System Firewall Alert
iexplore.exe is infected with Trojan-Downloader.JS.Agent.ftu. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.

We do NOT recommend falling for these ads because they are set only to make people pay for a useless licensed version. Please, remove Antivirus system as soon as you start seeing its notifications.

HOW TO REMOVE ANTIVIRUS SYSTEM?

In order to get rid of Antivirus System, we recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-spyware program, such as Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Reimage. If you can't launch your anti-spyware programs, reboot your PC to Safe Mode with networking first and launch anti-spyware. Don't forget doing that again when on normal mode.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to uninstall Antivirus System. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Antivirus System manual removal:

Kill processes:
.1.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallpavsdata

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe "(Default)" = ""

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe "Content Type" = "application/x-m"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeDefaultIcon "(Default)" = "%1"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%pavsdata.1.exe" /ex "%1" %*"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "avsdsvc" = "%CommonAppData%pavsdata.1.exe /min"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe "(Default)" = ""

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe "Content Type" = "application/x-m"

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%DesktopAntivirus System.lnk

%CommonAppData%pavsdata

%CommonAppData%pavsdata.1.exe

%CommonAppData%pavsdataapp.ico

%CommonAppData%pavsdatacache.bin

%CommonAppData%pavsdatasupport.ico

%CommonAppData%pavsdatauninst.ico

%CommonAppData%pavsdatavl.bin

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsAntivirus System

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsAntivirus SystemAntivirus System Help and Support.lnk

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsAntivirus SystemAntivirus System.lnk

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsAntivirus SystemRemove Antivirus System.lnk

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