Anti-Virus-1 Removal Guide

What is Anti-Virus-1?

Anti-Virus-1 is a new rogue anti-spyware application. This parasite is very similar to Antivirus 2010. These two fake programs are even advertised through the same fake online scanner. The main purpose of Anti Virus 1 is to frighten users and trick money from them. That’s why it is important to remove Anti-Virus-1 upon detection.

Anti-Virus-1 infiltrates the system with a help of Trojans, mostly Zlob or Vundo. Once installed, AntiVirus 1 configures operating system to run this rogue before any other programs. After that, it performs fake system scan and floods system with pop-up windows and similar alert notices about system infections, errors and other threats. Of course, those fake infections have no relation to real threats. It’s just a way how to effect the user. Scammers then suggest to use Anti-Virus-1 as reliable spyware remover. User is advertised to purchase license of this worthless application. But actually there is no such a thing like full version of Anti-Virus-1. We strongly recommend to remove Anti-Virus-1 from the system as soon as possible after infection.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Fortect Intego has a free limited scanner. Fortect Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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