AntiVermins, AntiVerminser and AntiVermeans Removal Guide

Table of contents.
Why do you need to get rid of AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans?
What installs AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans without your knowledge and consent?
Are you infected?
Automatic removal of the AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans trojan
Manual removal of the AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans trojan
Alternative AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans manual removal instructions

AntiVermins is a corrupt anti-spyware program illegally installed to user computers by widely spread trojans, through malicious advertisements and via numerous exploits. This application is not only a weak spyware remover, but also a clone of the infamous rogues.

AntiVerminser and AntiVermeans are successors of AntiVermins. These programs have the same look, use identical parasite definitions databases and consist of terribly similar components. AntiVerminser and AntiVermeans are actually updated variants of AntiVermins – some minor, mostly cosmetic changes have been introduced in order to avoid detection by some security-related programs.

Results of thorough tests we have conducted reveal that although the program does not produce false positives and really finds some malicious parasites, it cannot completely eliminate most prevalent infections, and therefore is definitely unable to protect user privacy and system security.

The program refuses to remove any parasites it finds and asks to register and purchase the full version. Active Guard, the integrated real-time monitor, is also disabled.

AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans is a trojan that displays an icon in the system tray. This icon shows a message saying that the compromised computer is infected with dangerous viruses and asks the user to download and install a removal program, which actually is AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans, the same named corrupt illegally distributed spyware remover. Once the user clicks on that message, the trojan opens a web site distributing AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans. It may also attempt to download the application without asking for user permission. The trojan is able to change the Internet Explorer default home page, redirect the web browser to malicious web sites, download and install other parasites. AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Your system is infected with AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans if you can see any of the following symptoms:

a) There is a suspicious icon in the system tray. It might be a circle with a red cross or an icon similar to one of the Windows Update tool.

b) A suspicious icon in the system tray pops up a message saying that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites. It asks you to download and install a removal program, which actually is AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans. This message usually contains the following text:

System alert!
System detected virus activities. They may impact the performance of your computer. Please, use antimalware software to clean and protect your system from parasite programs. Click this baloon to get all available software.

c) AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans, a corrupt spyware remover is installed to your system. It runs on every Windows startup. The program’s main window is shown above.

d) Your Internet Explorer home page has changed and you cannot get it back. Now you get a warning page saying that spyware and viruses are detected on your PC and asking you to run a free scan in order to remove malware.

e) antivermins.exe, antiverminser.exe or antivermeans.exe process is running.

f) Your HijackThis log contains any of the following entries:
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermins] C:\Program Files\AntiVermins\antivermins.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVerminser] C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser\antiverminser.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermeans] C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans\antivermeans.exe
O21 – SSODL: carbinyl – {8d8c2387-7f80-4022-9be6-43630a969558} – %System%\gwquvw.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (discriminable) – {4fbbdfd6-2ca9-4bba-93e4-aadf75321bca} – %System%\kuhmk.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (gutturalness) – {fe288882-f661-4522-88f3-20cfb7866fa4} – %System%\cvnzie.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (haematobia) – {3c767c6b-602d-4b9b-829d-a3dc5b2d89dd} – %System%\hjpprpu.dll

%System% is your default system directory, which usually is C:\WINDOWS\System (Windows 98 and Windows Me), C:\WINDOWS\System32 (Windows XP) and C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows 2000).


Removing the AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans trojan along with the same named corrupt spyware remover automatically is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. Download PC Tools STOPzilla or Webroot Spy Sweeper. These programs are the most effective and popular spyware removers available.
2. Install the downloaded program to your system. Read STOPzilla and Spy Sweeper tutorials to learn more.
3. Update the installed anti-spyware.
4. Run full system scan.
5. Remove all the threats the application will find.

Please note that eliminating the parasites automatically might be a paid function, which is not available in the limited free version. Purchasing STOPzilla or Spy Sweeper makes these products fully functional also enabling built-in real-time protection.


1. Download the SmitFraudFix tool and unpack its files to a chosen folder.

2. Download Pocket KillBox or KillBox utility.

3. Press Start > Settings, and open the Control Panel. Launch the Add or Remove Programs tool. In the list of installed software find the AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans program and uninstall it.

4. Download the HijackThis program. Run a system scan, then fix the following entries (if present):
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermins] C:\Program Files\AntiVermins\antivermins.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVerminser] C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser\antiverminser.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermeans] C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans\antivermeans.exe
O21 – SSODL: carbinyl – {8d8c2387-7f80-4022-9be6-43630a969558} – %System%\gwquvw.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (discriminable) – {4fbbdfd6-2ca9-4bba-93e4-aadf75321bca} – %System%\kuhmk.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (gutturalness) – {fe288882-f661-4522-88f3-20cfb7866fa4} – %System%\cvnzie.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (haematobia) – {3c767c6b-602d-4b9b-829d-a3dc5b2d89dd} – %System%\hjpprpu.dll

%System% is your default system directory, which usually is C:\WINDOWS\System (Windows 98 and Windows Me), C:\WINDOWS\System32 (Windows XP) and C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows 2000).

5. Now restart your system in Safe Mode. This step is very important!
Please note that you need to have the administrator’s privileges.

6. Once in Safe Mode, run the SmitFraudFix tool by executing the smitfraudfix.cmd file.
The official SmitFraudFix tutorial can be found here.

7. Use either Pocket KillBox or KillBox to delete the following file (if present):
C:\Windows\System32\axlet.dll
C:\Windows\System32\cthkpcv.dll
C:\Windows\System32\cvnzie.dll
C:\Windows\System32\cwgppb.dll
C:\Windows\System32\gwquvw.dll
C:\Windows\System32\nbbrhbd.dll

C:\Windows\System32\oksrqqu.dll
C:\Windows\System32\ownyhr.dll
C:\Windows\System32\vwfps.dll

Windows 2000 users should replace WINDOWS with WINNT here.

8. Delete the following directories (if present):
C:\Program Files\AntiVermins
C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser

C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans


If you cannot download or use the SmitFraudFix tool, please follow alternate manual removal instructions:

1. Download Pocket KillBox or KillBox utility.

2. Press Start > Settings, and open the Control Panel. Launch the Add or Remove Programs tool. In the list of installed software find the AntiVermins / AntiVerminser / AntiVermeans program and uninstall it.

3. Download the HijackThis program. Run a system scan, then fix the following entries (if present):
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermins] C:\Program Files\AntiVermins\antivermins.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVerminser] C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser\antiverminser.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [AntiVermeans] C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans\antivermeans.exe
O21 – SSODL: carbinyl – {8d8c2387-7f80-4022-9be6-43630a969558} – %System%\gwquvw.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (discriminable) – {4fbbdfd6-2ca9-4bba-93e4-aadf75321bca} – %System%\kuhmk.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (gutturalness) – {fe288882-f661-4522-88f3-20cfb7866fa4} – %System%\cvnzie.dll
O22 – SharedTaskScheduler: (haematobia) – {3c767c6b-602d-4b9b-829d-a3dc5b2d89dd} – %System%\hjpprpu.dll

%System% is your default system directory, which usually is C:\WINDOWS\System (Windows 98 and Windows Me), C:\WINDOWS\System32 (Windows XP) and C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows 2000).

4. Now restart your system in Safe Mode. This step is very important!
Please note that you need to have the administrator’s privileges.

5. Once in Safe Mode, use either Pocket KillBox or KillBox to delete all the files from the list above present in your system.

Malicious files in C:\WINDOWS\System32 or C:\WINNT\System32:
axlet.dll
cthkpcv.dll

cvnzie.dll
cwgppb.dll
gwquvw.dll
hjpprpu.dll
kuhmk.dll
nbbrhbd.dll

oksrqqu.dll
ownyhr.dll
vwfps.dll

Malicious files in C:\Program Files\AntiVermins:
antivermins.exe

Malicious files in C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser:
antiverminser.exe

Malicious files in C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans:
antivermeans.exe

6. Delete the following directories (if present):
C:\Program Files\AntiVermins
C:\Program Files\AntiVerminser
C:\Program Files\AntiVermeans


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