VirusTrigger Removal Guide
What is VirusTrigger?
Virus Trigger – fake security software that you shouldn't downlaod
Virus Trigger is another scam trying to gain purchase by pretending to be a security program. The creators of this fraud didn’t even bother to name the program properly, calling the anti-virus program “Virus Trigger” is the same as naming it “Virus Magnet”.
Usually, VirusTrigger (a.k.a. Virus Trigger 2.1) is installed secretly by Vundo trojan but can also get on your system through software bundles, deceptive ads, fake Flash Player updates, and sneaky methods alike. This rogue antispyware loads fabricated system scan results full of infections. It also displays fake security reports and urges users to pay $79.95 or $49.95 for using the program. Please DO NOT do that.
|Type||Rogue antispyware, fake security tool|
|Purpose||Sell its paid version by displaying fake virus search results and scary notifications|
|Risks||Financial losses, infections with real viruses|
|Elimination||You can remove this rogue software by scanning your device with a legitimate AV tool or manually with our guides posted below|
|System fix||Repair system irregularities caused by the fake security software with the ReimageIntego system diagnostics tool|
The rogue security software was also distributed on virus-trigger.com and virustrigger2009.com. Those may seem to be websites of a legitimate software developing company, but the first impression is very misleading. The latter one contains an article about the achievements of the article's culprit company, but there is no information or contact details provided.
Texts on the website are riddled with grammatical mistakes. Although it promotes Virus Trigger, the product name is changed to TotalCleaner on some sections of these websites. The websites are actually identical and are full of various inconsistencies.
Do not waste your time and money on this worthless program. It is not antivirus; it is dangerous malware. If you've installed it or it got on your device out of nowhere, please remove it immediately. You can do that automatically with legitimate AV software or manually with our free instructions below.
You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Getting rid of VirusTrigger. Follow these steps
Uninstall from Windows
Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:
- Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
- Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
- From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
- Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
- If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
- Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.
If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:
- Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.
- Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
- At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
- In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
- Click OK once the removal process is finished.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of VirusTrigger registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Protect your privacy – employ a VPN
There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals.
No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool
If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.
If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.