Antivirus 2009 - How to remove?
What is Antivirus 2009?
Antivirus2009 (a.k.a Antivirus 2009 Pro) 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 a clone of the recently overpopular Antivirus 2008, which has produced many other clones (these include Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, System Antivirus 2008 etc.). Like it’s predecessor, as well as pretty much any other rogue, Antivirus 2009 has only one purpose of existence – to lure money out of gullible users.
Once inside and active, Antivirus 2009 will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him that he is infected. This information is absolutely false, which is to be expected: the plan is to convince the user he is infected and therefore in need of an antispyware program. It just so happens, that the first antispyware program the user is bound to come across, is Antivirus 2009 – this is no coincidence, but rather the work of browser hijackers and illicit advertising. The malware redirects web browser to GoogleScanners-360.com; this website may look security-related but it’s part of Antivirus2009 scam. GoogleScanners-360.com is not related to Google Inc.; the name is just a trick to make people trust Antivirus 2009.
The "trial" version of Antivirus2009 may also rely on falsified system scan reports to intimidate the user. This is just another tactic to scare the user.
Antivirus 2009 is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s websites bestantivirusscan.com, webscannertools.com, livesecurityinfo.com, antivirus-best.com, secureclick1.com, antivirusonlivescan.com, antivirus-premium-scan.com, googlescanners-360.com, premiumlivescan.com and internetquarantinesite.com using your HOSTS file. These websites are able to infects visitors secretly with other malware.
UPDATE: Some users report a new version of trojan that infect PC with Antivirus 2009. At the moment Malwarebytes Anti-Malware seems to fix the problem in most cases.
Automatic Antivirus 2009 removal tools
Manual Antivirus 2009 removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Antivirus 2009, 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 tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Antivirus 2009 infected files and get help in Antivirus 2009 removal by using Spyhunter scanner.