Yesterday, I downloaded a program called Antivirus PRO 2015 on my computer. I didn’t know that it is a bad stuff at first, I just thought it could protect me from virus attack so I installed it on my computer. However, I can’t get rid of it after someone told me that it is a kind of computer infection that can damage my system. I don’t have too much computer knowledge to remove this thing on my own. How can I fix this? Please help!
Brief Introduction to Antivirus PRO 2015
Recently, a program called Antivirus PRO 2015 has been published on the Internet for people to download. It is not easy for users to realize that it is a fake anti-virus program from its name and description. Cyber hackers can forge and exaggerate the functions of it to cheat people to judge it as a good and legit protection tool that can help PC users prevent virus infiltration. With fake introduction, computer users can be easily lured to download this fake program to their machines and install it without any doubt. This is the main way for this infection to sneak into target computer as most of computer users will not think it as a computer virus. This is the biggest advantage of this infection as when other kinds of computer infections try to invade target computers, the security tools can detect them, but this infection can escape from the detection.
Also, this Antivirus PRO 2015 can be bundled with other programs by cyber hackers. This is the second way for this infection to come. Users can barely notice the additional programs when they install software. So this can provide the opportunities for this fake anti-virus program to attack more computers in the world. Mostly, this fake anti-virus program aims on machines with Windows operating systems as most computers have these systems on them. As soon as this fake protection tool infiltrates target computers, it can add itself to the system registry to make sure it can take effect from the startup. Also, if there is another legit anti-virus programs installed on the infected machine, it can disable the legitimate one from the registry. In addition, the system firewall can be turned off as well. Under this case, the infected computers can be out of protection.
Without any protection, the infected computers can be targeted by more computer viruses and malware on the Internet. Also, when people turn the infected computers on, this fake anti-virus programs can generate a fake scan on them. After several minutes, the result can warn users that there are a lot of computer viruses on the computers and need to be removed in time, otherwise the infected computers can be messed up totally. To be honest, the infected computers can be really clear except this malicious virus. In order to get rid of the viruses, this fake program will ask people to pay as it is only a trial version. People need to pay a large amount of money for the activation code. However, this payment must not be made as this program is a fake one which made by cyber hackers that try to use it to get illegal incomes from innocent people. Users will not get any benefits from this program at all.
The properties of the Infection
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Antivirus PRO 2015. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate On Window XP, if you can deal with XP problems easily then you can also do the work on Windows 7 or Windows 8)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
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Antivirus PRO 2015 is an evil product made by cyber hackers who want to use forged virus warning to threaten people to pay money for this fake program to remove them. It is unnecessary for users to pay as it is a virus that can pretend to be a legit anti-virus program for people to install on their machines. People must be cautious and don’t trust it once they see this program on their computers.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Antivirus PRO 2015? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 26, 2015 5:38 am