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Antivirus 2011. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as Anti-Virus 2011, AntiVirus2011 | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Anti-Virus 2011 is a rogue antivirus program that is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans or other malicious software. As usual, Trojans come from fake online anti-malware scanners and bogus video web sites that prompt you to install fake flash player updates. This fake program can also enter a computer bundled with other malware. Once installed, Anti-Virus 2011 will supposedly scan your computer and display a variety of infections. Then it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which don't even exist. Of course, you shouldn't purchase it. This is nothing more but a scam. Please follow the removal instructions below to remove Anti-Virus 2011 from your computer as soon as possible.

AntiVirus 2011 will also display fake security warnings claiming that your computer is infected with malware or under attack from a remote computer. Furthermore, it may block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to protect itself from being removed. Last, but not least, it will probably hijack your web browser (usually Internet Explorer) and will either redirct you to various misleading websites or constantly display fake warnings about insecure Internet connection. As you can see, Anti-Virus 2011 is absolutely useless program. If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, then please follow the removal instructions below to uninstall Anti-Virus 2011 from your computer. If you have already purchased this rogue program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

UPDATE. According to our French users, a new version of Antivirus 2011 Edition limitée has appeared. Trying to rip PC users off more successfully, this scareware is now capable to change its language according to Operating System found on the machine, so you can be attacked by French, German or other its variant. After some research we can give some of Anti-virus 2011 Edition limitée fake malware threats ‘detected’ after scanning:

Win32.Spamta.KG
Trojan.IRCBot.d
Trojan.Dropper.MSWord.j
Win32.Clagger.C
Worm.Baggle.CP
Win32.BlackMail.xx
Trojan.Win32.Agent.ado
Win32.Outsbot.u
C: / windows/system32 /
Win32.PerFiler
Win32.Miewer.a
Spy.Agent.g
Win32.Peacomm.dam
Backdoor.Jix.b
Trojan-PSW.Win32
Trojan.IRCBot.c
Worm.Stuxnet.c
Win32.Zeus.d

Keep in mind, this malware fails to run in Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Networking, so, when trying to remove Antivirus 2011 Edition limitée, reboot your machine into this mode first with a help of F8 button and then run updated anti-spyware program (STOPzilla is recommended). If you try to launch it on normal mode, any new application will fail to start. We highly recommend you to remove Antivirus 2011 Edition limitée without any delay.

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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.

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Antivirus 2011 snapshot
Antivirus 2011

Antivirus 2011 manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Windows upgrade"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Windows upgrade"

Delete files:
%AppData%AVS

%AppData%AVSsvchost.exe

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  • chomphol

    Thank you so much. this really helped… only problem is, i already paid for the damn vista security… hope i can block the charges on time. anyway, thanks again.