The first is to make you think that your legitimate, and clean, programs are infected so that you will then purchase the rogue. The second reason is to block you from running any legitimate security programs that may help you remove this infection.
While Antivirus Protection is running it will also show you fake security alerts that attempt to further scare you into thinking you have a infection on your computer. These alerts will state that active malware has been detected or that your computer is under attack.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
Location of the infection:
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\.[random].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]"
Although it is possible to manually remove Antivirus Protection, 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.