July 1, 2011


Active Antivir is yet another rogue anti-spyware application that intentionally displays false scan results and bogus security alerts in order to convince you that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites.
Most of the time, this program claims that your PC is infected with spyware, adware and Trojans. 

Usually, Active Antivir is advertised through the use of Trojans, fake video codecs and other malware. It is also promoted on various malicious websites that provide free online malware scanners. This program can be manually downloaded and installed form its homepage. However, this is less common situation. Very often, Trojans display fake security alerts form Windows task bar stating that your computer is infected and that your personal information is in danger. This is the most commonly used method to scare users into thinking that their computers are compromised. 

Once installed, Active Antivir will ostensibly scan your computer. After the fake scan, it will list numerous infections. These infections, though, are all fake. What is more, Active Antivir will flood your computer with very annoying and dangerous security alerts. Usually, these alerts state that your PC can be easily accessed from other hosts and suggest you to purchase Active Antivir in order to activate real-time protection. However, these alerts are fake as well. 

It should be already obvious that this program is a scam.

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • active.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Active Antivir
  2. %Program Files%\Active Antivir
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Active Antivir
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Active Antivir
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Active Antivir”
Although it is possible to manually remove Active Antivir, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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