3 Easy Ways to Remove “Antivirus Security Pro” virus

Antivirus Security Pro is a computer virus, which pretends to be a legitimate security program and claims that malware has been detected on your computer. If you try to remove these infections, Antivirus Security Pro will state that you need to buy its full version before being able to do so.
It’s important to remember that by purchasing Antivirus Security Pro you will be submitting your personal information to unscrupulous persons and may also end up being a victim of credit card or identity fraud or theft.
[Image: Antivirus Security Pro]

Antivirus Security Pro targets users browsing Internet websites, and rely on social engineering to deliver its payload. This infection is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to install the software by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also promoted through Trojans that pretend to be legitimate programs that are required to view an online video, but instead it will install the Antivirus Security Pro infection.

Once installed, Antivirus Security Pro will display fake security alerts that are designed to think that your data is at risk or that your computer is severely infected.These messages may include:

Warning! Infected file detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of your antivirus software for repairing threats.

Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.

In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Antivirus Security Pro and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism, Antivirus Security Pro has disabled the Windows system utilities, including the Windows Task Manager and Registry Editor, and will block you from running certain programs that could lead to its removal.
This rogue antivirus has also modified your Windows files associations, and now whenever you are trying to open a program, Antivirus Security Pro will block this operation and display a bogus notification in which will report that the file is infected.

Antivirus Security Pro Firewall Alert
Warning! Infected file detected
Location: File System
Suspicious activity detected in the application notepad.exe to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application cmd.exe has been temporarily restricted.

If your computer is infected with Antivirus Security Pro virus, then you are seeing the following screens:
[Image: Antivirus Security Pro virus]

[Image: Antivirus Security Pro Alert]

Antivirus Security Pro is a scam, and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy Antivirus Security Pro as this could lead to identity theft, and if you have, you should contact your bank and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.

Activation codes for Antivirus Security Pro

As an optional step,you can use any of the following license keys to register Antivirus Security Pro and stop the fake alerts.
Antivirus Security Pro Activation code: AA39754E-715219CE

Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Antivirus Security Pro from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you’ll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.

How to remove Antivirus Security Pro virus (Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove the Antivirus Security Pro infection from your your computer. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance. To remove the Antivirus Security Pro infection, we can use any of the below methods:
OPTION 1: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Mawlare Free and HitmanPro
OPTION 2: Manually remove Antivirus Security Pro virus from your computer
OPTION 3: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with Windows System Restore

OPTION 1: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Mawlare Free and HitmanPro

STEP 1: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

The Malwarebytes Chameleon utility will allow us to install and run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free without being blocked by Antivirus Security Pro rootkit.

  1. Right click on the Internet Explorer icon, and select Run As or Run as Administrator. This should allow your browser to open so that we can then download Malwarebytes Chameleon.
    [Image: Starting web browse on infected computer]
    If you’ll see a “Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!” message in your web browser window, you can safely click on the Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended) link, because this a bogus alert from Antivirus Security Pro.
    [Image: Antivirus Security Pro Warning]
  2. Download Malwarebytes Chameleon  from the below link, and extract it to a folder in a convenient location.
    MALWAREBYTES CHAMELEON DOWNLOAD LINK  (This link will open a new web page from where you can download Malwarebytes Chameleon)
    [Image: Extract Malwarebytes Chameleon utility]
  3. Make certain that your infected computer is connected to the internet and then open the Malwarebytes Chameleon folder, and double-click on the svchost.exe file.
    [Image: Double click  on svchost.exe]
    IF Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not start, double-click on the other renamed files until you find one will work, which will be indicated by a black DOS/command prompt window.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to press a key to continue and Chameleon will proceed to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for you.
    Malwarebytes Chameleon press key
  5. Once it has done this, it will update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and you’ll need to click OK when it says that the database was updated successfully.
    Malwarebytes Chameleon updating its database
  6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now attempt to kill all the malicious process associated with Antivirus Security Pro.Please keep in mind that this process can take up to 10 minutes, so please be patient.
    Malwarebytes Chameleon killing malware
  7. Next, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically open and perform a Quick scan for Antivirus Security Pro malicious files as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Antivirus Security Pro]
  8. Upon completion of the scan, click on Show Result
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  9. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected.
    Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked),then click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing virus]
  10. After your computer will start in Windows regular mode, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform a Full System scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 2: Remove Antivirus Security Pro infection with HitmanPro

Some variants of the Antivirus Security Pro virus will install on victims computers a ZeroAccess rootkit. To remove this nasty piece of malware, we will perform a system scan with HitmanPro.
HitmanPro is a cloud on-demand scanner, which will scan your computer with 5 antivirus engines (Emsisoft, Bitdefender, Dr. Web, G-Data and Ikarus) for the Antivirus Security Pro infection.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    When HitmanPro will start, click on the Next button, to install this program on your computer.
    HitmanPro scanner
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Antivirus Security Pro trojan.
    HitmanPro detecting for Antivirus Security Pro virus
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the Next button, to remove Antivirus Security Pro virus.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click on the Activate free license button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro 30 days activation button]

OPTION 2: Manually remove Antivirus Security Pro virus from your computer

When Antivirus Security Pro has infected a computer, it will drop it’s malicious files in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random folder (Windows XP) or C:\ProgramData\random folder (Windows Vista, 7 or 8) folder, and add on your desktop a Antivirus Security Pro.lnk shortcut. In the following steps, we will rename this malicious folder thus disabling this infection.

STEP 1: Display the hidden files and folders on your computer

Because the C:\ProgramData\ path is hidden by default, we will need to enable the Show hidden files and folders option.

  1. Click on the Start button, and click on Computer.
  2. Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options. (Tools > Folder Options for Windows XP Users).
    Folder and Search Option
  3. Click the View tab, select Show hidden files, folders and drives, then click on Apply and then OK.
    Show hidden files, folders and drives

STEP 2: Rename the malicious folder to disable Antivirus Security Pro virus

  1. Right click on the Antivirus Security Pro icon on your desktop, click Properties in the drop-down menu, then click the Shortcut tab. In the Target box there is a path to the Antivirus Security Pro malicious file.
    [Image: Antivirus Security Pro malicious files path]
  2. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ (For Windows XP) or C:\ProgramData\ (For Windows Vista, 7 or 8), and find the Antivirus Security Pro malicious folder. In our case it was named hVma7xi, however its name is randomly generated, so you might have a different name.
  3. Right click on the hvma7xi folder, and select Rename from the context menu.
    [Image: Rename the Antivirus Security Pro malicious folder]
  4. Add a unique variation to the folder name, such as _old (for example, hvma7xi_old) or something random.
    [Image: Rename the Antivirus Security Pro disabled]
  5. Restart your computer, then perform a system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro to remove Antivirus Security Pro malicious files from your computer.

OPTION 3: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with System Restore

System Restore helps you restore your computer’s system files to an earlier point in time. It’s a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.

  1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
    [Image: F8 key]
    If you are using Windows 8, the trick is to hold the Shift button and gently tap the F8 key repeatedly, this will sometimes boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose to see advanced repair options. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Start-up Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter on your keyboard.
    [Image: Starting computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt]
  3. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
    [Image: Start System Restore to remove Antivirus Security Pro virus]
    Alternatively, if you are using Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can type: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe , and press Enter. And if you are a Windows XP user, type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, then press Enter.
  4. System Restore should start, and you will display also a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time the Antivirus Security Pro virus has infected your computer.
    [Image: Restore settings to remove ransomware]
  5. When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows regular mode, and perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro, as seen in OPTION 1.

Your computer should now be free of the Antivirus Security Pro infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Antivirus Security Pro from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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ABOUT STELIAN PILICI

I am the creator and owner of MalwareTips.com.
My area of expertise includes malware removal and computer forensics. I'm active in the various online anti-malware communities where I do researches for new malware threats as they are released.
I live in Bucharest (Romania), where I run my own local computer repair shop.
I repair both hardware and other operating systems related issues, however most of my business is malware related problems.

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  • Pradeep l

    Man, you are awesome!!! You have saved my laptop which I feared to use almost for an year…… U ROCK!!!!!!

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  • ananto

    thank you sooo much for this tips. i can remove antivirus pro because of this article. greeting from Jakarta. thanks again @StelianP:disqus kind regards @anantop

  • steve

    The access code did not work for me, but rkill stopped it. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

  • Aziz

    Thanks a lot mate. I have been trying to get this thing out of my laptop all day. Yo da man!

  • ~L

    Thank you!!!! The activation code really helped & then I followed Option 1. It took about 2 hours total, but I have tons of files. BTW got this by NOT using my head & opening an email from Whatsapp that showed up in my Yahoo mail saying I had a Voice Message, then running the .exe.

  • Dominate_It

    It wouldn’t let me rename the file until I put in the activation code and closed the program. Thank you very much for providing this information.

  • Ffilchy

    Also ….. Thanks I have managed to remove this nasty malware/Trojan/virus. I needed to go into Safe Mode with Networking to do so as the malevolent software kept preventing any downloads or renaming its folder. I would donate but have a problem with you being a Starbucks addict. I understand that Starbucks owner Howard Schulz is pro Israel and uses his position and wealth to foster US Israeli relations. Israel is a rogue state based on ethnic cleansing and US and UK support for it is deplorable. Please reconsider your choice of coffee shop.
    Thanks again for the assistance in removing Anti-Virus-Security Pro, I appreciate that independent malware defence is unrelated to malevolent politics but feel we must all use whatever levers we can to fight both.

  • Sherry

    Please advise to 3 questions. I was unable to start in safe mode. It kept rebooting and wouldn’t let me do anything- I kept getting the pop up wanting me to buy the AV. I do think that I’m on the right track now. I answered like I wanted the AV and entered in the keycode that is online here to disable the pop ups. I scanned with malwarebytes and removed 18 malicious things including the fake AV program. My concern is that after I entered the key code into the pop up -it looked like it was scanning my computer. 1) Should I be concerned that my computer has been compromised? I do online banking and such on here. I’m trying to run my microsoft security essentials now and it’s not working. 2) I’m thinking that I should delete microsoft security essentials and redownload and run- Do you agree 3) My firewall keeps telling me that googleupdate.exe wants to access my computer. I keep denying it. Is this a legit app or another virus?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      This infection does not come with keylogging capabilities, and as long as you do not buy this rogue antivirus you should be fine.
      Microsoft Security Essentials is a very basic antivirus, I highly recommend that you give Comodo Internet Security Free a try !:)

      Googleupdate.exe could be legit, it all depends from which path is running. Let make one more check, just to make sure you computer is clean:
      Can you please run a scan with Combofix and post the logs here so that I can get an idea on what’s going on:

      You can download ComboFix from here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

      VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save as Combo-Fix.exe during the download.ComboFix must be renamed before you download to your Desktop

      Close any open browsers.

      Very Important!!!> Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause “unpredictable results”.

      WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts

      Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.

      If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

      1. Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

      2. Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks

      3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you.

      Notes:

      Do not mouse-click Combofix’s window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

      Do not “re-run” Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.

      If after the reboot you get errors about programs being marked for deletion then reboot, that will cure it.

      Please post the Combofix, so that I can get an idea on what’s going on.

  • AntiMalwareSecurityPro

    well… changing names was easy!

  • Jonzer

    Thanks so much for saving me from a complete Windows 7 re-installation!

    The temporary activation key listed above (Antivirus Security Pro Activation code: AA39754E-715219CE) is what saved me. Then I used the Malwarebytes method to get rid of it.

    Thank you so much for the accurate and informative article!

    : )
    .

  • John

    Thank you very much, you have been a great help!

  • Win

    Thanks a lot… I used the option 2 to cleanup. I also am grateful.

  • Jerome

    I m grateful you wrote this. Thanks a million. Jerome

  • roopesh

    thank u somuch

  • mboots

    Thanks a lot!

  • magodelmonte

    I’m very grateful for you taking the time to publish this for free. I must be honest and say it didn’t work for me- it was as if the virus had read your blog and knew how to block all the attacks! I’m glad it worked for others though.
    Greetings from Spain

  • Ravi BS

    Great. Felt relieved. Used option 3. Thx. a Ton

  • Suraj

    Thank you very much :)

  • Gary B

    Worked like a charm…thank you!

  • Rafeeq

    Thanks so much.. Its works done and Great Job…….

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Did you run a scan with Malwarebytes and HitmanPro?
    If these two utilites did not detect and remove that malicious folder, then you can delete it from your computer.

    Aslo, just to be on the safe side, you can run a scan with these two tools:

    STEP 1: Run a scan with RogueKiller
    1. Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
    RogueKiller Download Link : http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php

    2. Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Scan button to perform a system scan.
    3. After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.

    STEP 2: Run a scan with ESET Online Scanner

    1.Download ESET Online Scanner utility.

    ESET Online Scanner Download Link : http://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe

    2. Double click on the Eset installer program (esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe).

    3.Check Yes, I accept the Terms of Use, then click the Start button.

    4.Check Scan archives and push the Start button.

    5. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.

    6. When the scan completes, click on the Finish button.

    Stay safe!

  • KaylaR

    Thanks so much! This stupid “fake” virus even has a phone number that I left a hateful voicemail on. This article is so helpful and was able to remove this virus with option 1. Although, I may double up on protection and download option 2. Thanks again for your hard work and kind heart for taking time to write this. <3

  • Jordi

    Sencillamente genial. Grácias

  • Ben

    Thanks. Worked great. Used option 1. Also tried option 2 when option 1 stopped progress at “killing …….”

  • Holly

    Thanks for being so brilliant, as I clearly am not! Used option 1, worked perfectly! Activation key blocked those pop ups that almost made me lose my mind!

  • Rod

    Thanks a lot man

  • Kishor Asher

    Many more thanks to you. i AM ALSO A VICTIM. I am going to remove this from my laptop and will also donate.

  • Tal

    God Bless you. Thank you so much. I knew what program it was once i openedit. I cant seem to get rid of them. Again thank you.

  • everett

    Hit man pro worked like a charm thanks so much for the info on this i was super upset losing my computer.

  • Cin

    THANK YOU for the product key! I kept looping and could not get safe mode to start.Once I activated, I could finally get on the machine to fix it!

  • isabellamariecullen

    thank you!

  • Suzanne

    How long does “Trying to update Malwarebytes Anti Malware, please wait ” usually takes? It has been running for an hour already. :(
    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Please close the Malwarebytes windows, then do again these steps. IMPORTANT: Before proceeding make sure you have all the programs closed (web browser, documents, movies…)

  • Gary

    Thank you very much!

  • Nigel

    This hit my wife’s computer – Option 2 sorted it. Thanks very much.

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello Phil,
    Did you run the Malwarebytes and HitmanPro scans?

  • Mark

    option 1 worked like a charm..great job bud

  • Catherine

    I tried option two, but the folder didn’t let me rename it since the message said it was in use. I used your activation code then renamed the folder. It worked! I can’t thank you enough for all your helpful information. I have spent 5 long and frustrating hours trying to work this out (before seeing your site). Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Jeff

    Thank you so very much. I used option 1 except I had to install the Malewarebyte’s program from a thumb drive as every attempt to download on the infected computer failed.. After that it worked just as your instructions said that it would.

  • Donald Savage

    Option 1 worked well. It did not remove the program listing from the start list. I used option 2 which is easy as well then deleted the entry via right click and “remove from this list”
    Upon restarting I was not able to run the full scan as recommended. Got a program stopped working error repeatedly. But thanks all seems well. I will donate

  • Surviver

    Thank you so much !! You’re steps really helped me !!

  • Tim

    Thanks a lot for this! My IT dept. advised me to reimage my computer to get rid of this virus, which would have cost me at least a week of down/unproductive time.

  • Travis Rider

    Thanks for a great service and product information. This resolved my issue in less than an hour after wasting several hours to half the day trying other products. I have completed a donation for your continuing support to PC users and I will spread the world about your products and service.
    Thanks again
    Travis

  • cristiana dobrescu

    thank you very much !

  • prem

    I tried .. and it worked , thanks a million

  • Anna

    I tried the second option, but it isn’t working. I can’t do the third because I dont have a usb.

  • Glimpse

    Thankyou so much! I used option 2, and it worked really well :)
    You’re a life saver!

  • Steve

    Wow, outstanding advice and tools, thank you so much! Now I just need to work out how i managed to get this trojan in the first place, the first time I have ever suffered this problem and hopefully the last….

  • Amr92Erg

    How can I make sure its gone, I used option 2 and as soon as i renamed the file the activity of the virus stopped, I just want to make sure the system is clean.
    Thank you

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Have you performed a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as seen in this guide?
      As an additional step, I recommend that you perform the following scans:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with RogueKiller
      1. Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
      RogueKiller Download Link : http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php

      2. Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Scan button to perform a system scan.
      3. After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.

      STEP 2: Run a scan with ESET Online Scanner

      1.Download ESET Online Scanner utility.

      ESET Online Scanner Download Link : http://download.eset.com/special/eos/esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe

      2. Double click on the Eset installer program (esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe).

      3.Check Yes, I accept the Terms of Use, then click the Start button.

      4.Check Scan archives and push the Start button.

      5. ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.

      6. When the scan completes, click on the Finish button.

      Stay safe!

      • Sarah

        Thanks so much! Used Option 2 twice within 24 hours on two different computers! Ran scans and worked like a charm! Lifesaver!

  • john

    please help me …. my pc runs very slow …is there any other methods to solve this problem ???

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Can you please run a scan with Combofix and post the logs here so that I can get an idea on what’s going on:

      You can download ComboFix from here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

      VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save as Combo-Fix.exe during the download.ComboFix must be renamed before you download to your Desktop

      Close any open browsers.

      Very Important!!!> Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause “unpredictable results”.

      WARNING: Combofix will disconnect your machine from the Internet as soon as it starts

      Please do not attempt to re-connect your machine back to the Internet until Combofix has completely finished.

      If there is no internet connection after running Combofix, then restart your computer to restore back your connection.

      1. Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

      2. Accept the disclaimer and allow to update if it asks

      3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you.

      Notes:

      Do not mouse-click Combofix’s window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

      Do not “re-run” Combofix. If you have a problem, reply back for further instructions.

      If after the reboot you get errors about programs being marked for deletion then reboot, that will cure it.

      Please post the Combofix, so that I can get an idea on what’s going on.
      Next, please run a scan with HitmanPro and Malwarebytes, then let me know how is your computer running.

  • Yourfriend

    Thank you very much I was going nuts. o; Tyvm.

  • Manuel Martinez

    Thank you it was driving me nuts for a couple of hours and with your instructions I was able to remove the Antivirus Pro in a matter of minutes, thank you so much….

  • Marilu

    Thank you very much the first one worked, you saved the day! And you saved me 30 bucks!

  • zaff

    Thanks ever so much you savedmy day. it all worked perfectly

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Malwarebytes and HitmanPro should detect and delete that malicious file… So after their scans you should not have it anymore!
    Stay safe!

  • -Psychopath-

    Thank you for this. The Activation Code is very helpful. After using it, I was able to close the fake program and delete it. Annoyingly, the virus was on a work computer and so I can’t install anything to scan for, or prevent issues. At least the computer is working again though. Thanks again!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Try to double click on the file, and if it will not work, then you can start your machine in Safe Mode with Networking by pressing the F8 key.

    Stay safe!

  • alexa

    does option one require you to register or pay for the programs?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      No, you will not need to pay for any program. And if it’s not obvious by now, DO NOT buy Antivirus Security under no circumstances.

      Stay safe!

  • jake

    Option 1 works great. pretty easy. just have to be patient.

  • Jenny

    Option 1 Really worked! thank you so much!!

  • ihimagician

    thank you so much option one has saved me from having to spend a ton of money

  • Rainman

    Thank you Stelian!
    I have used OPTION 1, and worked great!
    Thank you!

  • john

    above code does not work, is there a different code I can use ?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello John,
      You can also try this serial key: AF03E-A1B69411-5E496BEE-92A70D00-1AD697F6
      Please keep in mind that using the activation code is optional, and will not remove the infection.
      With or without this activation code, you will have to perform one of the below removal methods.

      Stay safe! :)

      • Guest

        You can also boot into a flavor of Linux from a USB flash drive and manually delete the folder(s) under Application Data at each user. Then run MBAM…