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SafePcAv Adware Removal Instructions

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

SafePcAv, come from hxxp://, is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Winiguard/Winisoft family. The author of GuardWWW also made GuardWWW, MyPcSecure, PcSecureNet, PcsSecure, APcSafe, APcSecure, ProtectSoldier, ProtectDefender, ArmorDefender, DefendAPc, SysDefenders, InSysSecure, SysProtector, APcDefender, PcProtectar, PcsProtector,… etc. To further convince victims SafePcAv, will also create numerous junk files with random names 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.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvalways_delete.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvalways_skip.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvmain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvSafePcAv.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%SafePcAv SoftwareSafePcAvquarantinequarantine.xml
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopSafePcAv.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafePcAv1 SafePcAv.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafePcAv2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsSafePcAv3 Uninstall.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSafePcAv
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareSafePcAv
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareSafePcAv
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “SafePcAv”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “SafePcAv”









How to remove the infection of SafePcAv (Adware.Win32.SafePcAv)?

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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