April 19, 2011

Antivirus Clean 2011.


Antivirus Clean 2011 is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays false scan results and fake security warnings in order to scare you into purchasing the program.
This malware is promoted via advertisements that pretend to be online anti-malware scanners. When you visit a page that displays these advertisements, you will be shown a screen that pretends to scan your computer for malware. When the advertisement is finished, it will state that your computer is infected and then prompt you to download and install the program.

When Antivirus Clean 2011 is installed onto a computer it will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts. Once started it will perform a fake scan of your computer and then state that there are numerous infections present. If you attempt to remove any of these so-called infections with the program it will state that it is unable to do so until you purchase it. As none of the infection files actually exist on your computer, please disregard these scan results and do not purchase the program.

While Antivirus Clean 2011 is running it will also display numerous fake security alerts warnings that are designed to make you think that your computer has a severe security problem. The text of these messages are:
Your computer is in Danger!
Antivirus Clean 2011 has detected some serious threats to your computer!
These viruses need to be eliminated immedeately! Please click this icon to remove threats.
Your system is infected!
Your computer is compromised by hackers, adware, malware and worms!
Antivirus Clean 2011 can remove this infection. Please click this icon to remove threats.
Just like the scan results, all of these warnings are fake and should be ignored.
As you can see, Antivirus Clean 2011 was created for one reason; to scare you into thinking your computer is infected so that you will then purchase the program. For no reason should you purchase Antivirus Clean 2011, and if you already have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges stating that the program is a computer infection.

Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • avc2011.exe
Location of the infection:
  1. C:\Program Files\Antivirus Clean 2011\
  2. C:\Program Files\Antivirus Clean 2011\avc2011.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "avservice" = 'C:\Program Files\Antivirus Clean 2011\avservice.exe'

Although it is possible to manually remove Antivirus Clean 2011, 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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