Paladin Antivirus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as PaladinAntivirus | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Paladin Antivirus is a rogue security application that is distributed and installed through the use of Trojans or other malicious software. It’s from the same family as Malware Defense. Usually this fake application comes from misleading websites and fake online scanners. It may also pop up on your screen while you are on Facebook, MySpace or similar websites. Once installed, PaladinAntivirus will attempt to uninstall legitimate antivirus software. It targets the following antivirus manufacturers: NOD32, Norton Internet Security, AVG8, Avira AntiVir, Avast!, Agnitum Outpost Security Suite, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, F-Secure. Paladin Antivirus states:

There is unauthorized antivirus software detected on your computer. It is recommended you to remove it, otherwise it could conflict with Paladin Antivirus.

Then it will supposedly scan your computer for malware and report false threats to make you think that your computer is infected. Finally, it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats which don’t even exist. Please don’t remove reported files as they might be legitimate ones and don’t purchase this bogus software. Instead, please use the removal guide below to remove Paladin Antivirus from your computer as soon as possible.

Paladin Antivirus graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Paladin Antivirus graphical user interface]

While running, the rogue program will display many fake security alerts on your screen. Those fake security warnings will claim that your PC is badly infected or that your computer is being attacked from a remote PC.

Paladin Antivirus fake security alert
[Figure 2. Paladin Antivirus fake security alert]

Adware module detected on your PC!
Zlob.Porn.Ad adware has been detected. This adware module advertises websites with explicit content. Be advised of such content being possibly illegal. Please click the button below to locate and remove this threat now.

As you can see, this program is nothing more but a scam. It was designed to scare you into purchasing absolutely useless software. Contact your credit card company and dispute the charges if you have already purchased it. Then read the removal guide stated below to find out how to remove Paladin Antivirus malware. We also recommend you to scan your PC with a legitimate anti-spyware software like STOPzilla to make sure that there are no remains or additionally installed malware on your computer.

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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.

Paladin Antivirus manual removal:

Kill processes:
pav.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPaladin Antivirus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPaladin Antivirus

Unregister DLLs:
pavext.dll

phook.dll

Delete files:
Paladin Antivirus.lnk

Paladin Antivirus Support.lnk

Uninstall Paladin Antivirus.lnk

help.ico

pav.db

pav.exe

pavext.dll

phook.dll

uninstall.exe

Delete directories:
C:Program FilesPaladin Antivirus

%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPaladin Antivirus

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