How to remove Advanced Antivirus?
What is Advanced Antivirus?
Advanced Antivirus (a.k.a Advanced Antivirus 2008) is a rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans, such as the infamous Zlob, to enter the system. This parasite is yet another in the long list of Antivirus 2008 clones. Like pretty much every other rogue, Advanced Antivirus uses scare tactics to persuade the user to buy it’s "licensed version".
Once inside and active, the parasite will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to "inform" him that he is infected. This information is false and it’s purpose is to mislead the user he is infected, in which case he would require an anti-spyware program to dispose of the problem. The first program the user will come across will of course be Advanced Antivirus.
Advanced Antivirus is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.
Advanced Antivirus is Extremely dangerous
Advanced Antivirus may spread via Trojans
Advanced Antivirus may display fake security messages
Advanced Antivirus may install additional spyware to your computer
Advanced Antivirus may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Advanced Antivirus violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Advanced Antivirus detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Advanced Antivirus and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual Advanced Antivirus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Advanced Antivirus, 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 using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Advanced Antivirus processes:
Remove these Advanced Antivirus Registry Entries:
Remove these Advanced Antivirus files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Advanced Antivirus infected files and get help in Advanced Antivirus removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Advanced Antivirus and similar threats.
Advanced Antivirus is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Advanced Antivirus can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Advanced Antivirus trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Advanced Antivirus offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Advanced Antivirus does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Advanced Antivirus, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Advanced Antivirus, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Advanced Antivirus, is nearly impossible to remove manually.