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Paladin Antivirus Adware Removal Instructions

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

Paladin Antivirus is a rogue application. This rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antivirusphook.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antivirusuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antivirushelp.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antiviruspav.db
  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antiviruspav.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Paladin Antiviruspavext.dll
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchPaladin Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopPaladin Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopPaladin Antivirus Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPaladin AntivirusPaladin Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPaladin AntivirusPaladin Antivirus Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsPaladin AntivirusUninstall Paladin Antivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPaladin Antivirus
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarePaladin Antivirus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Paladin Antivirus”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus_1-400x185.

Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus_2-400x185.

Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus_3-400x131.

Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus_4-400x296.

Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus_8.png

How to remove the infection of Paladin Antivirus (Adware.Win32.PaladinAntivirus)?

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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