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Alpha Antivirus Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Alpha Antivirus adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.AlphaAntivirus.

Alpha Antivirus is a rogue scanner program. It show fake security center, show misleading scan results, and fake security alerts. The author of Alpha Antivirus is still the same as that made Cyber Security (Adware.Win32.CyberSecurity), so it has same user interface, same characteristics, same protection, just different name. To more convince users, Alpha Antivirus will also create numerous files on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it. And also, Alpha Antivirus will install a new BHO (Browser Helper Objects) on victim machine.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%AlphaAValpha.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Common FilesAlphaAVUninstallUninstall.lnk
  • %SystemRoot%System32IEaddonscontrol.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVHelp.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVRegistration.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVSecurity Center.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVSettings.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVUpdate.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVAlpha Antivirus.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAlphaAVComputer Scan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAlpha Antivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats{35A5B43B-CB8A-49CA-A9F4-D3B308D2E3CC}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “AlphaAV”

Malware screenshots:

Adware.Win32.AlphaAntivirus_7.png

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How to remove the infection of Adware.Win32.AlphaAntivirus?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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