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SiteVillain. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - -   Also known as Site Villain | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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SiteVillain is a misleading anti-spyware application that reports false or exaggerated system security threats/infections and displays fake warnings to trick you into thinking that your computer is infected with spyware, Trojans and other malware. The rogue program is a clone of AntiAID. Both programs are from the family of WiniSoft malware. Basically, Site Villain is scareware that prompts the user of the compromised computer to pay for a full version of the rogue program to remove the threats which don’t even exist. Don’t trust it, this is nothing more but a scam. We strongly recommend you to uninstall SiteVillain from your computer as soon as possible.

SiteVillain graphical user interface
[Figure 1. SiteVillain graphical user interface]

SiteVillain is distributed mostly through the use of Trojans that may come from fake online anti-malware scanners, misleading websites that supposedly provide free videos and software or Trojan viruses can also be bundled with other malicious software. However, usually the rogue application must be manually installed. Of course, the scammers use various methods to trick people into installing Trojans and rogue applications. SiteVillain has its home page, but as you can see in the image below [Figure 2] you won’t find a word about this software on this website. It is mainly about the rogue security application called Virus Proctor. There are also screen shots of AntiAID on this website. Sitevillain.com is a potentially dangerous website, full of false information, that’s why we strongly recommend you not to visit this website.

Sitevillain.com - the home page of SiteVillain
[Figure 2. Sitevillain.com – the home page of SiteVillain]

When running, the rogue application will imitate several system scans and report that your computer is badly infected. SiteVillain won’t let you to remove those infections unless you first purchase it. However, don’t do that. Don’t spend your money for absolutely worthless software. What is more, this parasite will impersonate Windows Security Center [Figure 3] and state that anti-virus protection is disabled. It then will suggest you to activate Site Villain by purchasing it to ensure full system protection. The rogue also blocks security related websites and certain system tools like Task Manager or System Restore.

Let’s make things clear, SiteVillain is a scam. It has to be removed from your computer upon detection; otherwise it will download additional malware onto your PC. Please use the removal guide below to remove SiteVillain manually for free. Don’t forget to scan your computer with a reputable anti-spyware application to remove the remains. Note: if you have already purchased this bogus application, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

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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.
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SiteVillain manual removal:

Kill processes:
SiteVillain.exe

[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

j9cdxzy1.exe

uninstall.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSiteVillain

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESiteVillain

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSiteVillain

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "j9cdxzy1.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "SiteVillain"

Unregister DLLs:
[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll

Delete files:
SiteVillain.exe

[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

j9cdxzy1.exe

uninstall.exe

[RANDOM CHARACTERS].bin

Delete directories:
C:Program FilesSiteVillain Software

C:Program FilesSiteVillainSoftwareSiteVillain

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsSiteVillain

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