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Antivirus Action. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as AntivirusAction | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Antivirus Action is a high-risk rogue spyware which appears to be created after its “famous” forerunner Security Suite which is known to have infected thousands of PCs. Antivirus Action is presented as a critical malware not only for typical malicious capabilities, like its secret infiltration, annoying system scanners or fake alerts. This scamware is also capable enough to disable users from the Internet, block all security software detected and let more other viruses inside. Antivirus Action will ask your specialized capabilities when you try to remove it because it is not removable through standard uninstall option.

Being distributed through fake video codecs or misleading online scanners, AntivirusAction additionally starts its misinformation stage where infected system is completely bombarded by virus detection alerts. These notifications continuously interrupt when people browse the web, and every time they appear they declare about numerous viruses detected, for example:

Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.
Security Warning
Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now.

Antivirus Action strategy is clear and obvious: being a commercial project it asks paying the money for its so-called services and offers you to update to Antivirus Action Lite, Antivirus Action Standart or Antivirus Action Ultimate. However, this scam has no spyware detection or removal engine, so won’t be able to remove any computer virus. In addition to the above mentioned facts, this virus has a great impact on the computer’s performance, so you should eliminate it as soon as it gets on your computer. It’s highly recommended to use a reliable anti-spyware and remove Antivirus Action with all its additional files.

NOTE:

When trying to eliminate this scam, you may find yourself disabled from the Internet. Here are some special notes to bring it back and remove Antivirus Action:

1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option as shown in the image below, and then press ENTER.

Antivirus Action

2. Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.

Antivirus Action

3. In the the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab. Then click on the LAN settings button.

Antivirus Action

4. Now you will see Local Area Network (LAN) settings window. Uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN under the Proxy Server section and press OK.

Antivirus Action

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Antivirus Action

Antivirus Action manual removal:

Kill processes:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random characters][random characters]agnz.exe

Delete files:
%Documents and Settings%All UsersStart MenuProgramsAntivirus Action

%Documents and Settings%All UsersDesktopAntivirus Action.lnk

%Documents and Settings%All UsersApplication DataAntivirus Action

%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[random characters][random characters]agnz.exe









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