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<>Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013</> is a rogue security software which will report that malware has been detected on your computer in an attempt to scare you into buying this malicious software.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 and stealing your personal financial information.

As part of its self-defense mechanism,Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 has installed a rootkit on your computer,which will disable the Windows Task Manager and will block you from running any program that could lead to its removal.

Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 is a scam and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.

If your computer is infected with Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013,you'll see the following screens:

<a href="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013.png"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4708" title="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013" src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013.png" alt="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 malware" width="734" height="520" /></a>

<a href="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013-alert.png"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4709" title="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 Alert" src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013-alert.png" alt="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 Warning" width="506" height="231" /></a>

<a href="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013-reg-key.png"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4710" title="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 REG KEY" src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/win-7-antivirus-pro-2013-reg-key.png" alt="Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 activation code" width="593" height="428" /></a>

Registration codes for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013
As an optional step,you can use the following license key to register Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 and stop the fake alerts.
Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 License Key: 3425-814615-3990
Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you’ll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.
<h2>Removal instructions for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 virus</h2>
This is a self-help guide, use at your own risk.

If you experience problems completing this guide, or the problem persists after following the instructions below or would like to have one of our staff members guide you through the process, please start a new thread in our <a href="https://malwaretips.com/forums/malware-removal-assistance-for-windows.10/">Malware Removal Assistance</a> forum.

<h3>STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking</h3>
<ol>
<li>Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then <>restart your computer</>.</li>
<li><>Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts</>.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key <>before the Windows start-up logo appears</>.
<em>Note</em>: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", <>tap the "F8 key" continuously</> until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.</li>
<li>On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to <>highlight Safe Mode with Networking</> , and then <>press ENTER</>.
<img title="Safe Mode with Networking screen" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/safemode.jpg" alt="[Image: Safemode.jpg]" width="539" height="292" border="0" /></li>
</ol>
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<h3>STEP 2: Repair your Windows Registry from Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 malicious changes.</h3>
Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 has changed your Windows registry settings so that when you try to run a executable file (ending with .exe ) , it will instead launch the infection rather than the desired program.
<ol>
<li>Download the <em>registryfix.reg </em>file to fix the malicious registry changes from Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013.
<a href="http://malwaretips.com/attachment.php?aid=1000" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><>REGISTRYFIX.REG DOWNLOAD LINK</></a> <em>(This link will automatically download the registry fix called registryfix.reg)</em></li>
<li>Double-click on registryfix.reg file to run it. <>Click "Yes"</> for Registry Editor prompt window,then <>click OK</>.
<img src="http://malwaretips.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/registry.png" alt="[Image: fix registry]" border="0" /></li>
</ol>
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<h3>STEP 3: Run <>RKill</> to terminate known malware processes associated with Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013.</h3>
RKill is a program that will attempt to terminate all malicious processes associated with Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013,so that we will be able to perform the next step without being interrupted by this malicious software.
Because this utility will only stop Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.
<ol>
<li>While your computer is in <em>Safe Mode with Networking</em> ,please <>download the latest official version of RKill.</>Please note that we will use a renamed version of RKILL so that Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 won’t block this utility from running.
<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/iExplore.exe"><>RKILL DOWNLOAD LINK</></a> <em>(This link will automatically download RKILL renamed as iExplore.exe)</em></li>
<li><>Double-click on the iExplore.exe icon </>in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013.
<img title="RKILL ICON" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/rkill1.png" alt="[Image: run-rkill-1.png]" width="81" height="88" border="0" /></li>
<li>RKill will now start working in the background, please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and tries to terminate them.
<img title="RKILL Command prompt" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/rkill2.png" alt="[Image: run-rkill-2.png]" width="507" height="256" border="0" />
<>IF</> you are having problems starting or running RKill, you can download any other renamed versions of RKill from <a href="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/rkill" target="_blank">here</a>.</li>
<li>When Rkill has completed its task, it will <>generate a log</>. You can then <>proceed with the rest of the guide</>.
<img title="RKILL LOG" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/rkill3.png" alt="[Image: Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 rkill3.jpg]" width="414" height="187" border="0" /></li>
</ol>
<>WARNING: Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware process will start again , preventing you from properly performing the next step.</>
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<h3>STEP 4: Remove Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE</h3>
<ol>
<li><>Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE</>.
<a href="http://malwaretips.com/download-malwarebytes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><>MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK</></a> <em>(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)</em></li>
<li>Start the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware installation process by <>double clicking on mbam-setup</> file.
<img title="Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Installer" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/malwarebytes-setup.png" alt="[Image: Malwarebytes Installer]" width="74" height="72" border="0" /></li>
<li>When the installation begins, <>keep following the prompts</> in order to continue with the setup process. <>Do not make any changes to default settings</> and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the <>Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware</> and <>Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware</> checked. Then click on the <>Finish </>button. If Malwarebytes' prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
<img title="Malwarebytes last setup screen" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/update-malwarebytes.png" alt="[Image: Finishing Malwarebytes installation]" width="405" height="313" border="0" /></li>
<li>Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you'll be prompted to start a trial period , please select '<>Decline</>' as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
<img title="Decline trial period in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/mbam3.PNG" alt="[Image: Decline Malwarebytes trial]" width="432" height="165" border="0" /></li>
<li>On the <>Scanner</> tab,select <>Perform full scan</> and then click on the <>Scan</>button to start scanning your computer.
<img title="Perform a Full System Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/start-scan-malwarebytes.png" alt="[Image: Starting a full system sca]" width="516" height="393" border="0" /></li>
<li>Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 malicious files as shown below.
<img title="Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/scan-malwarebytes.png" alt="[Image: Malwarebytes scanning for malicious files]" width="516" height="393" border="0" /></li>
<li>When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click <>OK </>to continue.<img title="Malwarebytes when the system scan has finished" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/results-malwarebytes.png" alt="[Image: Malwarebytes scan results]" width="516" height="393" border="0" /></li>
<li>You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is <>Checked (ticked)</> and click on the <>Remove Selected</>button.
<img title="Removing the infections found by Malwarebytes" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/detection-malwarebytes.png" alt="[Image: Infections found by Malwarebytes]" width="516" height="393" border="0" /></li>
<li>Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.<>After completing this task it will display a message stating that it needs to reboot,please allow this request and then let your PC boot in Normal mode.</></li>
</ol>
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<h3>STEP 5: Remove Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 rootkit with HitmanPro</h3>
<ol>
<li>This step can be performed in <>Normal Mode</> ,so please <>download the latest official version of HitmanPro</>.
<a href="http://malwaretips.com/download-hitmanpro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <>HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK</></a> <em>(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download HitmanPro)</em></li>
<li><>Double click on the previously downloaded file</>to start the HitmanPro installation.
<img title="HitmanPro Installer" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro1.png" alt="[Image: hitmanpro-icon.png]" width="54" height="58" border="0" />
<>IF</> you are experiencing  problems while trying to starting HitmanPro, you can use the "<em>Force Breach</em>" mode.To start this program in Force Breach mode,<> hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro</> and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process. (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m6eRWTv2STk" target="_blank">How to start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode - Video</a>)</li>
<li>Click on <>Next </>to install HitmanPro on your system.
<img title="HitmanPro installation process" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro2.png" alt="[Image: installing-hitmanpro.png]" width="532" height="421" border="0" /></li>
<li>The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on <>Next </>to start a system scan.
<img title="HitmanPro setup options" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro3.png" alt="[Image: hitmanpro-setup-options.png]" width="532" height="421" border="0" /></li>
<li>HitmanPro will start scanning your system for malicious files. Depending on the the size of your hard drive, and the performance of your computer, this step will take several minutes.
<img title="HitmanPro scanning for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro4.png" alt="[Image: hitmanpro-scanning.png]" width="532" height="421" border="0" /></li>
<li>Once the scan is complete,a screen displaying all the malicious files that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below.After reviewing each malicious object click <>Next</>.
<img title="HitmanPro Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 scan results" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro5.png" alt="[Image: hitmanpro-scan-results.png]" width="532" height="421" border="0" /></li>
<li>Click <>Activate free license </>to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
<img title="Activate HitmanPro free license to remove detected infections" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/hpro6.png" alt="[Image: hitmanpro-activation.png]" width="532" height="421" border="0" /></li>
<li>HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects, and in some instances, may suggest a reboot in order to completely remove the malware from your system. In this scenario, always confirm the reboot action to be on the safe side.</li>
</ol>
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<h3>STEP 6: Double check for other malicious files with Emsisoft Emergency Kit</h3>
<ol>
<li>You can download the latest official version of Emsisoft Emergency Kit from the below link.
<a href="http://malwaretips.com/download-emsisoft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <>EMSISOFT EMERGENCY KIT DOWNLOAD LINK</></a> <em>(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Emsisoft Emergency Kit)</em></li>
<li>After the download process will finish , you'll need to <span style="font-weight: bold;">unpack EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip</span>
<img title="Unpack EmsisoftEmergencyKit.zip" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/ekk-zip-image.png" alt="Unpack Emsisoft Emergency Kit" width="319" height="109" /></li>
<li>Open the Emsisoft Emergency Kit folder and double click <>EmergencyKitScanner.bat</>.
<img title="Double click on EmergencyKitScanner.bat" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/ekk-batfile.png" alt="Click on EmergencyKitScanner.bat" width="396" height="141" /></li>
<li>A pop-up will prompt you to update Emsisoft Emergency Kit,and you'll need to click the <>Yes</> button to allow this request.
<img title="Update Emsisoft Emergency Kit definitions" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/eek-update.png" alt="Update Emsisoft Emergency Kit" width="360" height="139" /></li>
<li>After the Update process has completed,click on the <>Menu</> tab and then select <>Scan PC</>.
<img title="Go to the Scan tab to start a system scan" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/ekk-scan.png" alt="Scan tab on Emsisoft Emergency Kit" width="479" height="346" /></li>
<li>Select <>Smart scan</> and click on the <>SCAN</> button to search for Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 malicious files.
<img title="Start a Emsisoft Emergency Kit Smart scan" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/ekk-smart-scan.png" alt="Emsisoft Emergency Kit smart scan" width="480" height="345" /></li>
<li>Emsisoft will now start scanning your computer for malicious files.When the scan will be completed,you will be presented with a screen showing you the infections that Emsisoft has detected.
Make sure that everything is <>Checked (ticked)</> and then click on <>Quarantine selected objects</>.
<img title="Emsisoft Scan results" src="http://malwaretips.com/images/removalguide/eek-scan-results.png" alt="Emsisoft smart scan results" width="480" height="345" /></li>
<li>Emsisoft Emergency Kit will now start removing the malicious files.If during the removal process Emsisoft will display a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow this request.</li>
</ol>
<h4>If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013 from your machine, please start a new thread in our <a href="https://malwaretips.com/forums/malware-removal-assistance-for-windows.10/">Malware Removal Assistance</a> forum.</h4>
 
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