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Fake AVG Antivirus 2011. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Fake AVG Anti-Virus | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is another malware that uses well known antivirus product name to mislead user into thinking that it’s legitimate software. This rogue is just another variant of Rogue:Win32/FakeXPA, earlier being called as Antivirus 8 and this is not the first time scammers use real antivirus names. Once, they distributed a rogue antivirus program called Antivir. There’s a legitimate security software called Avira Antivir. Internet users can easily confuse these programs because their names sound familiar.
Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is promoted via Trojans. It is also distributed through the use of fake online scanners and likely other rogue websites. Once installed, this rogue program will run a fake system scan and display numerous infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with Trojans, spyware, adware and other viruses. After the fake scan, it will prompt you to purchase the program to remove the infections and to ensure full system protection against other security threats. Please do not buy it. Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is a fraud. It won’t protect your computer. If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please use the removal instructions below to remove Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.

Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will also terminate task manager and other program on your computer to protect itself from being removed. The rogue will also hijack Internet Explorer and redirect your to various unrelated websites which are usually full of ads or distributes other malware. Once your browser is hijacked, you will be given such alert: ‘About Internet Explorer Emergency Mode’:

About Internet Explorer Emergency Mode
Your PC is infected with malicious software and browse couldn’t be launched.
You may use Internet Explorer in Emergency Mode – internal service browser of Microsoft system with limited usability.
Notice: Some sites refuse connection with Internet Explorer in Emergency Mode. In such system warning page will be showed to you.

Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will also give such misleading security alerts:

Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!
This web site probably contains malicious software program, which can cause damage to your computer or perform actions without your permission. Your computer may be infected after visiting such web site.

Virtumode is an adware program that tends to monitor your Internet browsing habits and may display targeted advertisements onto your computer screen. Virtumode may also create a malicious DLL file in order to log your keystrokes and send the recorded information to a third party website. Virtumode is an unwanted application and recommended to be removed.

Once installed on your machine, NetPumper may start monitoring your web browsing habits, such as what pages you usually load and what search terms you usually type in the search page. NetPumper may also deliver excessive pop-up advertisements even when you are not browsing the Internet. NetPumper also an ability to slow down your computer performance by using your hard drive recourses in order to deliver advertisements on your computer screen.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected!
Attacker IP:
Attack Target: Microsoft Corp. Keys
Description: Remote host tries to get access to your personal information.

Later, with a reason to offer you its commercial version, AVG Antivirus 2011 (fake) will display:

This is a trial version of AVG Antivirus 2011 with limited functionality. To get full version please click ‘Get full protection’ button below.
Your PC may be vulnerable to viruses and security threats. To protect your PC from potentially malicious threats, you need to activate this copy of AVG Antivirus 2011.

Without a doubt, Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 was created only to trick you into thinking you are infected so that you will then purchase the program. Please use the removal guide below to remove Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 and any related malware from your computer. We strongly recommend you to scan your computer with STOPzilla or some other anti-spyware software.

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Fake AVG Antivirus 2011

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  1. Guest says:
    February 1st, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Makes me wonder who created the fake AVG program. I'll bet it is the same people that sell spyware doctor. You people should be tortured and thrown in the garbage. You stupid m f'ers should be gutted alive.

  2. Lisarver says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    This fake program pops up alerts for tuning up your PC. Today I had an alert pop up that said I had Trojans detected in several programs that were installed on my D drive. Trouble was, those were games Ive had installed (from the original EA disks) for 2 years which have never caused me problems. Another clue – my normal AVG scans are showing no problems, yet this bugger says I have 5 Trojans – I dont think so.

  3. Dillon70 says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Dillon70; The scumbag who is sending this fake AVG AV is located in Kent, UK. I have tracked him down this far. What a pain in the a55! infected over 6 times. all trojan. Malware bytes does good job too. Also watch out for key logger. I was hacked by this software and had a pro dig up the key logger code in my c drive and core EXE. and start up files. Ill get him. it is now a game for me to hunt him down. Have a name. trying to verify.

  4. Steven says:
    May 30th, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Thanks a lot for the guide on how to remove AVG Antivirus 2011

  5. steffan says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    i have 2012. it says i have 7 trojans and theyre all in local/temp folders. is this a hoax or what? my dad said his boss uses avg and that some computer guy who knows software said it was a good program. how can you tell the dif between the real avg and the fake? before you download it. also, if i do have a fake i think i can remove it. if you have a fake just reset your computer to the day before you downloaded it. i tried to get a game online and caught WinSecurity 7 in the process. i workied on it for hours but the virus kept rebooting itself, then i reset the comps updates to about a week before. it was gone, and i think it will work the same for avg.

  6. Guest says:
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    PC Tools sell STOPzilla. That looks WAY different from STOPzillas 2012 (now) interface.

  7. Tom says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    If your using AVG (The free or paid for versions) then you only have yourself to blame

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