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AnVi Adware Removal Instructions

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

AnVi (Antivirus) is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Defense Center, Protection Center, Data Protection, Digital Protection, Your Protection, User ProtectionDr. Guard , and PaladinAntivirus. 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%AnViabout.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnVihelp.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnVibuy.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViavtext.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViavt.db
  • %ProgramFiles%AnVisettings.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViavt.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViupdate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViactivate.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViscan.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViavthook.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%AnViUninstall.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAntivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAntivirus Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViScan.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViSettings.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViAntivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViAntivirus Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViAbout.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViUpdate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViActivate.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAnViBuy.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchAntivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClasses*ShellExContextMenuHandlersSimpleShlExt
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}InprocServer32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesFoldershellexContextMenuHandlersSimpleShlExt
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAntivirus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Antivirus”



How to remove the infection of AnVi/Antivirus (Adware.Win32.AnVi)?

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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