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Advanced Virus Remover. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as AdvancedVirus Remover, Advanced VirusRemover, AdvancedVirusRemover | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Advanced Virus Remover is a rogue security application promoted through the use of Trojans, fake advertisements and online anti-malware scanners. It is advertised as an anti-virus software, but in reality, though, AdvancedVirus Remover is just another scam. The main purpose of the rogue is to scare you into thinking that your computer is seriously infected with malware, spyware and other parasites. Once, this program is installed and active, it will simulate system scan and display many bogus infections that won’t be removed until you purchase Advanced Virus Remover.

AdvancedVirusRemover will also display fake security alerts and notifications about various privacy issues. It will state that your computer is unprotected and that certain viruses can damage your confidential data. Here’s an example of fake security alert generated by Advanced Virus Remover:

“System warning!
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer.”

You should ignore such fake notifications and remove Advanced Virus Remover from your computer immediately after the first appearance. Please use the manual removal guide stated below to remove Advanced VirusRemover from your PC if it is already infected. Removal delay will only worsen the situation, because this parasite may download more malware onto your computer.

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Advanced Virus Remover manual removal:

Kill processes:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareavr lastd

HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareavr lastscan

HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareavr lastvfc

HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareavr virlist

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun advanced virus remover

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversionrun advanced virus remover


HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerInternationalCpMRU

Delete files:

Advanced Virus Remover.lnk

Delete directories:
C:Program FilesAdvancedVirusRemover

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  • Bryan

    Download Malwarebytes Anti-Virus, get key code on youtube,Install enter key code then run scan, it'll take it off.

  • Guest

    My brother got this one day when we had friends over once and it showed up. Though he waited too long and it installed an even worse malware on to his computer. Malware Defense…

  • Guest

    Turn your PC off. then turn it on and press F8 select Safe mode. From here you are able to run programs like Malewarebytes and Trojan Remover. This should allow you to clean up your PC

  • Guest

    I didn't purchase it but after about 30 mins of continueing to use my comp it shut off, not it won't turn back on. Does anyone know what to do?

  • Guest

    if you cant open task manager download process explorer

  • Guest

    Worked well for me. No issue now

  • Guest

    FML. It doesn't let me do anything! It changed my background to and ugly green with a black rectangle that says I have viruses. It also says that I can't open up task manager because my admin won't let me when I am the only account on the laptop. And it doesn't let me do ANYTHING.

  • Guest

    my grandma thought i had a virus so she downloaded this and now im having to go through all kinda stuff to fix it! dont download this crap!!!!!!! nor let your grandma use your computer!

  • Guest

    hey! When my desktop turned blue, I hard-restarted my pc and entered safe mode and did a system restore…did I delete the trojan or is it still buried inside my pc?

  • Guest

    we do not have a virus i believe but ADVANCED VIRUS REMOVER is telling us that there are bad threats… so i do try spydoctor now after my boyfriend almost trashed the laptop yesterday night cause he couldn't do s***. I will report when I am done, wish me luck..

  • Guest

    I have the same problem as the person below. I cant open task manager and i cant get to regedit either. I deleted the Advanced Virus file but i still get the popup n “Click here to protect….”

  • Guest

    I can't open task manager to kill the processes. It says “Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Please activate your antivirus software.” any suggestions?

  • Guest

    remove it with anti malaware. it is a terrible problem. dont run it on your computer otherwise it will stay good.

  • Guest

    FML. I bought it……….What am I supposed to do after I delete it?

  • Joe

    I followed all of the steps. Now I can't get to the Internet. Suggestions?

  • thanks

    Thank you so much, help saved my computer.

  • Guest

    I think it has mutated. None of the registry entries exist, but it still runs.

  • Amanda

    What do you do if it revokes your admin priviledges?

  • JohnnyBlaze

    AdvancedVirusRemover is a pain in the a$$ to get rid of…it burrows itself deep inside your system, and just when you think its been deleted, it magically comes back to life…I HATE THIS VIRUS/TROJAN!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    used malwarebyte to remove it but now can't access the internet, can't boot up in safe mode, programs run slow, unable to run antivirus program.

  • t. williams

    I just removed this by booting up with Hiren's boot cd, and boot into mini-xp then I removed the files manually, and then I deleted registry entries on reboot. I then ran a spyware scanner to delete any stray instances of the virus or other ad-ware

  • Guest

    This program IS a virus. its fake. you may have no other virus's. DO NOT give the scum that made this money. follow instructions on how to remove. if you dont understand learn, if you cant be bothered, dont have a computer.

  • rodi

    Advanced Virus Remover may make your computer slower than usual.

  • Guest

    well im downloading the automatic remover and the computer is going wayy to slow. is this a symptom of advanced virus remover?

  • Guest

    i bought the advanced virus remover and i did not get the confirmation print out because the computer turn off.what can i do to get the confirmation print out again.

  • Guest

    this thing is telling me i have virus so ineed help !!!!!!!

  • aliastalksyoko

    hmmm…i'm trying this out. i will comment again when i have figured this out.

  • Meme21

    I'm Trying It Now

  • Ashurbanipal

    About to try this on my infected computer. Will report back with results soon.

  • Guest

    I have a problem, advanced virus remover is on my computer, and i tried to remove it with the malwarebytes free scan, and it hAS QUARANTINED it. However, when i restarted my cpu advanced virus remover was back!