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Christian Mairoll

FakeAntivir Adware Removal Instructions

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

FakeAntivir is an new rogue scanner program named “Antivir”. It shows fake warning messages, shows misleading scan results, and fake security alerts to convince the user that their computer infected with malware. This rogue scanner has the ability to avoid Virtual Machine, so, it won’t run on the virtual environments, and will displays fake error messages.

Once the installer file is clicked, it will immediately download other file from this address:

  • hxxp://

After installed, this application will be immediately perform scan action without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying 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 buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%AVantivir.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Common FilesUninstallAVUninstall.lnk
  • %SystemRoot%system32UpdateCheck.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAVAntivir.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuAVUninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAntivir.lnk

Create new registry entry:









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

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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