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SafeFighter Adware Removal Instructions

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

SafeFighter is a rogue scanner program, it will act like antivirus program. It show misleading scan results, and fake security alerts to convince the user that their computer infected with malware. The author of SafeFighter is still the same as that made SecureWarrior, SecureFighter, SaveDefender, etc. To more convince users, SafeFighter 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.

This application try to contacts safefighter.com, to download the latest update of this rogue.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%SafeFighter SoftwareSafeFighterSafeFighter.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%SafeFighter SoftwareSafeFighteruninstall.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopSafeFighter.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafeFighter1 SafeFighter.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafeFighter2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafeFighter3 Uninstall.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSafeFighter
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareSafeFighter
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareSafeFighter
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunSafeFighter

Malware screenshots:

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

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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