System is under the attack of Doctor Antivirus Virus?  Got a Doctor Antivirus software installed on your computer without consent? Does this new software act differently than other programs on your computer? Does it keep report many detections and infections to you while other antivirus doesn’t? Are you even being prevented to run other programs on the computer because of the constant pop up of this Doctor Antivirus screen? How can one uninstall this unwanted software completely?

Fake Doctor Antivirus Virus – How to Remove Rogue Antispyware

Doctor Antivirus Virus is believed to be one of the newly released rogue antispyware which has been reported recently to attack lots of computer users. With a deceitful appearance, this software, pretending to be a legit antivirus application, has tricked many computer users to purchase its fake registered version. Instead of getting full protection from this software, one will be sending money to cyber criminals and help them benefit while putting his/her PC into all kinds of possible dangers later on. This fake Doctor Antivirus virus shares the common characters with the Internet Security Pro virus and System Doctor 2014 virus as rogue antispyware. Being able to escape from most antivirus protection tools, it can attack computers running different systems.

When being attacked by this Doctor Antivirus Virus, one will find it impossible to use the computer anymore because of all the blocks and constant pop ups. This rogue antispyware, getting itself installed without consent through malicious web sites or freeware, can modify the default settings and structures of the targeted systems for its own good. It then will pop up on the infected computers constantly threatening PC users by reporting many infections to them. This unwanted program can set itself as one of the start-up programs so that it can automatically launch whenever systems start. Non-stoppable scanning processes will be initiated automatically which will prevent you from running other programs on the compromised computers because this fake Doctor Antivirus virus screen will keep popping up to block you from doing things. Usually, this rogue antispyware will detect many problems inside the systems and claim that it can help remove them all using its full version. Victims of this virus will usually give up after trying all kinds of means hoping to stop these detections. Whenever they turn to this fake software, they will be required to pay a certain amount of money beforehand to get the full version of this Doctor Antivirus virus because only the full version provides a complete removal. However, once you pay, you won’t get any protection program for the computer; neither will you be able to get rid of these detections because they are actually fake statements about your computer. Therefore, one shouldn’t trust such unknown program especially when money is requested.

To stop the constant blocks of this fake Doctor Antivirus Virus, a complete removal should be performed ASAP. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal help if you are not a PC expert yourself but want this unwanted pop up rogue off the PC.

Fake Doctor Antivirus Causes Constant Troubles

This fake Doctor Antivirus Virus can be distributed on the Internet by two major ways. One is through malicious web sites and fishy pages. The other is through bundling with freeware which is the most popular way because cyber criminals often combine their scamware with free programs. When PC users install these unknown free programs, malware/rogue software like this Doctor Antivirus can also be installed together even when the computers have protections from legit antivirus applications. Once installed successfully, this Doctor Antivirus Virus will cause constant troubles on the compromised computers as below:

1. It will automatically pop up running checks through the system and detect many infections inside the computer;
2. PC users will be prevented to run executable programs on the computer because of the constant blocks of this rogue software;
3. Constant security alerts will also be displaying to interrupt activities on the computer;
4. System will be frozen more often and CPU usage is usually higher than ever;
5. Cyber criminals can find a connection and steal personal information from the infected computers.

A Removal Guide of Rogue Antispyware Program

While this fake Doctor Antivirus virus can escape from most antivirus protection tools, it can also disable these legit programs. Hence, to stop the constant pop up of this fake program as well as security alerts, a manual removal is suggested here as it can guarantee a complete removal. Expertise will be required during the removal process:

Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open the Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top; then End processes associated with fake Doctor Antivirus Virus or processes that are not belonging to system.

Windows Task Manager

Notice: If Windows Task Manager has been disabled under normal mode and other programs can’t be run because of the constant pop-up fake Doctor Antivirus virus screen, please try to restart the infected computer into Safe mode with Networking first. To put the computer in Safe mode with Networking, please hit F8 key repeatedly while system is booting up BUT before it’s logging in till you get advanced options on a black screen; use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key to proceed system loading files into that mode.

safe mode with networking for Windows XP Vista and Win 7

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Uninstall a program list, scroll down and find this rogue program to Uninstall.

uninstall-control-panel

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu. Go to Folder Options and under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and non-select Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK.

Folder Options

Step 4: Pull up Run box by hitting Windows+R keys then type regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete all the following or those related to the fake Doctor Antivirus virus:

%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
%AppData%\Protector-.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe(rnd)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = {rnd}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “”
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Antispyware In Registry Editor

Conclusion

Fake Doctor Antivirus Virus is one of the rogue programs being created lately to attack computers from many different places. Being able to spread on the Internet, this virus can attack PCs from many areas without boundaries. Similar to other fake antivirus programs, this Doctor Antivirus can be hidden among many fishy or hacked sites and pages and bundled with freeware. Hence, it can get itself installed on computers without consent from the users. Once it’s successfully installed, it will set itself as a start-up program which will automatically run when PC starts. It will keep popping back up no matter how many times you have closed this program. The constant pop up of this virus screen will somehow stop you from running other applications on the computer. When you have failed to remove all the fake detection statements and turned to this Doctor Antivirus virus, you will be asked to purchase a code or a full version of the software first. The money you spend, instead of getting you a full protection on the PC, will be sent to cyber criminals and help them benefit. One way to avoid being scammed by such rogue software is to Never trust any unfamiliar programs on the Internet. When the infection is already done, one should try to get rid of it ASAP.

Notice: If you still cannot remove this pop up fake Doctor Antivirus Virus, please contact YooSecurity Experts now to get further assistance on a complete removal to save your computer from all the potential troubles.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on July 9, 2013 7:48 am

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