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Antivirus Monitor. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as AntivirusMonitor | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Antivirus Monitor is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as AntiVira Av and Antimalware GO. This rogue antivirus program displays fake security alerts and states that your computer is infected with viruses that may steel your sensitive information or even make your PC unusable. Antivirus Monitor reports false system security threats and infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. It then prompts to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats. If your computer is infected with this scareware, please use the removal instructions below to remove Antivirus Monitor from your computer as soon as possible. You can remove it manually or use an automatic removal tool.

Antivirus Monitor is promoted through the use of Trojans, fake online scanners and infected websites. Once installed, the rogue program will scan your computer and state that there are several critical infections that should be removed from the system immediately. Antivirus Monitor it won’t let you to remove the infections unless you first purchase it. What is more, it will constantly display fake security alerts about serious system threats and critical infections.

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It will also terminate pretty much all other applications on your computer and state that they are infected. Furthermore, it will configure Windows to use a a proxy server, so that you won’t be able to open any other websites except those related to Antivirus Monitor scareware. We strongly recommend you to scan your computer a reliable anti-spyware program, such as STOPzilla.

If you have already purchased it then contact your credit card company as soon as possible and tell them what has happened. Also note that Antivirus Monitor can download and install additional malware onto your computer.

Antivirus Monitor removal instructions

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.

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

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

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.

5. Download an automatic removal tool from this page and run a full system scan. Or download it form alternative location.

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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.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Antivirus Monitor

Antivirus Monitor manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware[random]

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "RunInvalidSignatures" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPhishingFilter "Enabled" = '0'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyOverride" = ''

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyServer" = '127.0.0.1:32254'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "ProxyEnable" = '1'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '.exe'

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ""

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'

Delete files:
[random].exe

Delete directories:
%Temp%[random]

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  • Guest

    I got this from an app on my itouch. The app is called Line2- A new phone line with calling, texting, and business features. Toktumi, inc. After i installed it on my itouch i plugged my itouch into my computer and the Antivirus Monitor popped up.

  • Guest

    Hi thanks for the help! However, I am not able to get rid of this thing! Please advice!

  • Guest

    the virus won't let me open the registry editor or the task manager so what do I do?

  • Guest

    what i did is, after windows boot, i imediately opened task manager(ctrl+alt+del) before antivirus monitor run in the system.. then i ended its process.. after that, i deleted it in registry editor.

  • Guest

    I have the AntiVirus Monitor intrusion. I tried downloading Spyware and got the message

    “The setup files are corrupted” Please obtain a new copy of the program”

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards, Richard

  • Ron

    Your lack of command for the English language causes me to be suspicious of your claims. Sorry old chum, but one never knows!!!