Eco AntiVirus 2010 Removal Guide
What is Eco AntiVirus 2010?
Eco AntiVirus is a misleading anti-spyware application that replaces Green AV malware. The misleading application reports false system security threats or infections, displays fake security alerts, hijacks Internet Explorer and uses other methods to make you think your computer is infected with Trojans, adware, spyware and other malicious software. The main goal of Eco AntiVirus is to trick you into purchasing the program, that’s why it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats which do not even exist. Of course, you shouldn’t purchase it. This is nothing more but a scam. Instead, uninstall Eco AntiVirus from your computer as soon as possible if it already infected.
[Figure 1. Eco AntiVirus 2010 graphical user interface]
EcoAntiVirus2010 is pushed through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners and various misleading websites. Usually, a pop-up window shows up and states that your computer has security problems. If you decide to fix supposed problems, you will be redirected to another page that imitates system scan. Finally, you will be prompted to download and install Eco AntiVirus to remove infections and protect your PC. The home page of this malware is eco-av.com [Figure 2]. Of course, this website is full of fake reviews and false information. The scammers claim that it’s the first anti-virus which cares about the environment and if you decide to buy EcoAntiVirus2010 you will contribute $2 dollars on saving green forests in Amazonia.
[Figure 2. eco-av.com – Eco AntiVirus home page]
Once installed, Eco AntiVirus 2010 will perform several fake scans and report a list of infections that can only be removed with a full version of the program. The rogue application will also display fake security alerts and pop-ups from Windows Taskbar. The fake warnings state:
Eco AntiVirus will also impersonate Windows Security Center and state that your copy of ECO AV is not registered, thus your computer is not protected [Figure 3].
[Figure 3. Eco AntiVirus – fake security center]
What is more, Eco AntiVirus will hijack Internet Explorer and display various misleading notifications about phishing websites and other security threats. Likely, you will also see security warnings when browsing the web such as shown in the image below [Figure 4].
[Figure 4. Eco AntiVirus fake IE warning]
As you can see, Eco AntiVirus is a scam and should be removed from the system upon detection. Most importantly, do not purchase. If you have already done that, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then, use the removal guide below to remove Eco AntiVirus 2010 from your PC manually for free. Last, but not least, you should scan the system with an anti-spyware application to remove the remains or additionally installed malware.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Access your website securely from any location
When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.
If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.
Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks
While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.
Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection.