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Antivirus IS Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Antivirus IS adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.AntivirusIS.

Antivirus IS is a rogue security program, this is a new variant from Security Suite, AV Security Suite, Antivirus Suite, and Antivirus Soft. A 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 file:

  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%%random%.exe

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    (DWORD) RunInvalidSignatures = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations
    (SZ) LowRiskFileTypes = .exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments
    (DWORD) SaveZoneInformation = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (SZ) %random% = %UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data%random%%random%.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    (SZ) CheckExeSignatures = no





How to remove the infection of Antivirus IS (Adware.Win32.AntivirusIS)?

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

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