February 4, 2011

Virus Support: Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities



         Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup is Adware that can present itself as a toolbar,logs your internet browsing history,displays lots of annoying advertisements,infect your system via spyware or freeware, may repair its files, spread or update by itself, prove difficult or impossible to remove, violates your privacy and compromises your security.


The following is a popup displayed by the fake anti-virus program Advaced Virus Remover:




   " Advanced Virus Remover  Critical vulnerables found!
    Proactive system found several active vulnerabilities on your computer
    Please read the following instructions before you continue.
    Your system is at risk of being damaged be existing viruses- This can lead to PC freezes, crashes, erratic behavior and data loss. Please run virus removal tool to protect your system."   [Fix my computer] [Ignore]

This popup appears to contain the results of a system scan, carried out by an anti-virus program. The only problem is Advanced Virus Remover is not legitimate anti-viral software, and the scan never actually took place. This and other forms of misleading advertising, are the parasite’s means of scaring the user into thinking he is infected in hopes that he would pay for Advanced Virus Remover.

Manual Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup removal

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup, 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. 

Step 1. Stop these Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup processes:

advancedvirusremover.exe
PAVRM.exe 

Step 2: Remove these Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup Registry Entries:

5222009A-DD62-49c7-A735-7BD18ECC7350
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AdvancedVirusRemover
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVR
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
International\CpMRU 

Step 3: Remove these Advanced Virus Remover Vulnerabilities popup files:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Viruses.bdt
%UserProfile%\Desktop\AdvancedVirusRemover.lnk
c:\Program Files\AdvancedVirusRemover\Viruses.bdt
c:\Program Files\AdvancedVirusRemover\AdvancedVirusRemover.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AdvancedVirusRemover
c:\DocumentsandSettings\AllUsers\StartMenu\Programs\AdvancedVirusRemover\AdvancedVirusRemover.lnk
%UserProfile%\ApplicationData\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\QuickLaunch\AdvancedVirusRemover.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\s1jqw0bz.default\cookies.sqlite
PAVRM.exe 

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