Hi there. I’m getting really frustrated now. I have got Antivirus PRO 2015 virus on my computer that keeps telling me that my computer is being attacked. This little bugger looks just like a legitimate antivirus but I know it is fake because it prevents the use of taskbar, IE, or any virus scans. I’ve tried both Norton and Malewarbytes from safe mode, but neither of them got rid of the darn thing! They didn’t even detect it. Also I cannot find it from control panel. I have no idea what to do. It makes me so mad. How do I get rid of it completely?
Antivirus PRO 2015 is nothing but a bogus anti-spyware program that displays fake alerts, blocks your Task Manager or other applications, and finally lures you into taking part in fraudulent transactions. This program may seem to be legitimate, but in reality it has no ability to protect a computer against any malware. Usually this rogue program is promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. That is to say, it can be downloaded when a user opened an unknown email, downloaded a malicious program or even visited pornographic website. Once installed, it creates a certain registry entry so that it could run every time you start your machine. You will be forced to run a bogus scan automatically that keeps reporting your computer is seriously infected and a registered version is needed if you want to clean up your PC. Of course the registered version is not for free. You have to pay a large amount of money to get it. But it is unnecessary to do that because Antivirus PRO 2015 is a scam and its final goal is to trick gullible computers users into thinking their PCs are infected with various malware infections and then pay for its product. Therefore, the hackers can rip off user’s hard-earned money easily by using this scare tactic.
Now rogue antivirus programs are increasingly becoming a big problem for both individual computer users at home and for businesses of all sizes. Antivirus PRO 2015 Virus infects Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) computer, even in safe mode, it pops up as soon as you log on Windows, then stops you from opening anything on your PC. It uses a potent combination of misleading attacks against your PC to encourage you to spend money on a fake ‘full’ version of its software. While this malicious software is running on a PC, it can track your online activity and sensitive data, which means that cybercriminals can access your PC for ID theft, fraud, or even blackmail without asking your permission. Also it can make infected computer unstable, it includes: computer running very slow, popping up with many unknown errors, displaying constant ads windows, random PC reboots, or blue error screens, etc. In summary, Antivirus PRO 2015 Virus is a fraud that users should not spend any money on it. If you already paid for it, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges immediately. Also it is urgent to remove this program from the machine in order to keep computer and personal information safe and secure.
There are so many ways can lead this malware to get inside the computer, but most of the time it is beyond your knowledge.
1> It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
2> It may be installed through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
3> It can get into your system if you have ever clicked some malicious ads or visited some malicious sites, as well as opened unknown downloaded files.
1. Check the virus icon on the desktop and then delete it.
This virus may add its own icon on your desktop without your permission, just delete the icon as soon as you detect it.
2. Try to Use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
In some cases, this fake antivirus program can show up in Control Panel, then computer users can use generic removal procedures to uninstall it completely.
For Windows XP:
For Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:
3. Remove all the contents related to Antivirus PRO 2015 Virus Manually.
Note: Manual removal requires at least some experience with the system, the registry, and other Windows components. If you make a mistake, your operating system might become unusable. If you need any further help, you can contact a PC expert by clicking the live chat button below.
Since this fake anti-virus software may block many executable programs from running, it’s difficult to proceed the removal processes while being constantly interrupted by the Antivirus PRO 2015 pop-up screen. To temporarily disable this rogue software from popping up, try to restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking first.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Then log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to quickly bring up Task Manager and check the suspicious processes, and then end them.
If the computer appears sluggish and takes forever to do anything, you may see a high number of running processes and CPU usage of 100%. CPU usage only drops to 0% when the system is idle, at any other time the running figure will be between these limits; the lower the usage the faster and more responsive the system will be. Most of time this virus process is random, users can google the suspicious process before taking action to end it.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries related to Windows Defence Unit malware and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
You can see a video on how to remove this type of virus manually on our website:
Antivirus PRO 2015 is a kind of malware application known as a rogue security program which uses misleading error messages in order to scam computer users into purchasing fake anti-virus software. It can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software or be distributed with the help of Trojans. Usually it is installed without the user’s consent or knowledge. Once installed, the virus will be configured to automatically scan your computer each time you login to Windows. It is very frustrating because you are not allowed to cancel or pause the scan while it is working. Also clicking on the ‘x’ may cause pop-up adverts to display all over your screen, it might even freeze your screen or disable your programs or files. After several minutes scanning the computer, it reports a number of non-existent infections are detected from your computer in order to convince its victims their computers are at risk and then it encourages them to spend money on a fake ‘full’ version of its software. Of course you don’t need to pay for this nasty virus. All you should do is to ignore all notifications by Antivirus PRO 2015 and remove it manually ASAP.
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Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on March 26, 2015 1:18 am