“Antivirus Protection” is itself a virus which claims to be a powerful Antivirus Software. This bogus tool belongs to rogue spywares spread hugely with different names and clones. AntivirusProtection offers many virus scan and remove services which it could not perform in real. The aim of Antivirus Protection is to trick more and more users into buying full version of this fake security product to get rid of viruses and spywares. As we know, Antivirus Protection is a scam-ware designed by rogue programmers and hackers to earn money, Antivirus Protection is totally fake and useless and it dose not fix your computer problems even if you buy its license. So i think theres nothing good left to pay for “Antivirus Protection” software.
One more thing, to convince you that your system is in danger and you need security that Antivirus Protection will provide, this virus will run a fake antivirus scan utility and it will display some fake results telling you about virus detections. To scare you of viruses, it may display fake warnings and alerts like this one:
Application can’t be started!
The file notepad.exe is damaged.
Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?
Remember! All these warnings, alerts and virus removal offers made by Antivirus Protection virus are fake. This program is totally a fake software and it is specially designed to extort your money by selling its fake security products. You should ignore these warnings, avoid purchase of this program, avoid clicking any link within its popups and do not install any component of it promoted. All you have to do is to immediately remove it from your computer upon detection.
How to remove Antivirus Protection virus manually:
To remove this virus manually, complete the following set of tasks. Do not forget to create a backup before getting started to the manual removal guide.
Stop Antivirus Protection processes:
Remove Antivirus Protection Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” = ’1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter “Enabled” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyOverride” = ”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = ’127.0.0.1:33554?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyEnable” = ’1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘.exe’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
Remove Antivirus Protection files:
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