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Contraviro. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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Contraviro is a bogus anti-spyware program that uses false security alerts and scan results in order to convince you that your computer is seriously infected with spyware, adware and Trojans. Presumptively, the rogue was created by the same group of people who have released Unvirex - also rogue spyware remover. As usual, these types of programs are advertised through the use of Trojans and fake online scanners. Of course, Contraviro can be downloaded and installed manually from its website, but this is less common situation.

Once installed, this parasite will supposedly scan your computer and display a list of files that are likely infected and must be removed. These files, though, are legitimate programs and shouldn't be removed, otherwise it would cause Windows to not operate properly. What is more, you must to purchase Contraviro in order to remove these supposed infections. Obviously, it is recommended not to do so, because Contraviro is a scam, totally useless application. You will only waste your money.

While running, Contraviro will install a DLL file called Layered Service Provider (LSP) on to your computer. It is used mainly to monitor network traffic and detect certain information. Contraviro will also display very annoying and false security alerts stating that your computer is is being attacked by an Internet viruses. It will claim that you must purchase this program in order to ensure full real-time protection. However, as we have already mentioned, Contraviro is a scam. You shouldn't trust it. Instead, remove this parasite form your computer upon detection. Please use the removal guide below to remove Contraviro from your computer for free.
Related files: Uninstall.exe, pthreadVC2.dll, mfc71enu.dll, main.cvd, daily.cvd

Contraviro properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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Contraviro manual removal

Kill processes:
Contraviro.exe
uninstall.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{C0E56AC2-9F72-436E-B6E7-AEC28AF9E4EB}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\IEAddon.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{08EEC6AD-7486-487F-89B7-5A3716DDAE14}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CCB5551D-8594-4999-85F9-1E3EABCB95AC}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drives\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\antivirus_contextscan
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{5B184B9D-B7BD-4FEA-8D1F-5E27182206A5}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3ED0E410-5C8E-47B6-A75D-D10B886E903C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Contraviro
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{CCB5551D-8594-4999-85F9-1E3EABCB95AC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Contraviro
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "Contraviro"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Contraviro"
Unregister DLLs:
hjengine.dll
IEAddon.dll
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
shellext.dll
siglsp.dll

Delete files:
Contraviro.exe
daily.cvd
Drvfltip.sys
hjengine.dll
IEAddon.dll
main.cvd
MFC71.dll
MFC71ENU.DLL
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
shellext.dll
siglsp.dll
uninstall.exe
Contraviro.lnk
How to Register Contraviro.lnk
Register Contraviro.lnk
Delete directories:
c:\Program Files\Contraviro
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Contraviro

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