Antivirus Live - How to remove?
What is Antivirus Live?
Antivirus Live is a fake anti-virus program and the successor of the notoriously popular Antivirus System PRO rogue. AntivirusLive looks the same as it’s “brother”, it’s functions are nothing out of the ordinary: this parasite relies on Trojans-Downloaders and drive-by downloads to enter the system, and relies on misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s “full version”, which doesn’t really exist. Do not purchase this bogus antivirus application and make sure to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Once inside, Antivirus Live floods the user with pop-ups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information is false, and even if it wasn’t it should still be ignored, since Antivirus Live has neither the ability to detect nor remove threats. Antivirus Live performs fake system scans, which mark harmless files as threats in hopes of scaring the user. After-wards this parasite urges to download the full version of Antivirus Live, which is supposedly required to remove all the infections on the system.
Antivirus Live tries to protect itself by blocking legitimate security software, hijacking Internet Explorer, and disabling certain system processes, such as Safe Mode, System Restore, Task Manager, and Registry Editor. If Internet Explorer is the only web browser you have, then you may not be able to download or even open security-related or antivirus software websites. And of course, Antivirus Live will block any attempt to download anti-virus/spyware applications. Use Firefox, Opera, Chrome or any other web browser that you have. If you have only Internet Explorer, then do as follows:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
2. In the the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab. Then click on the LAN settings button.
3. Now you will see Local Area Network (LAN) settings window. Uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN under the Proxy Server section and press OK.
If you are still unable to open certain websites, repeat the above steps again or use another browser if you have.
Next, you have to end Antivirus Live process. Open Task Manager and look for [random]sysguard.exe, for example mscqsysguard.exe and terminate it. If you can’t open Task Manager then download and run Process Explorer.
IMPORTANT: Do not reboot your computer after running Process Explorer. Otherwise, Antivirus Live will start again.
After that SEARCH for the processes you stopped on disk and remove files
Antivirus Live is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and remove Antivirus Live immediately upon detection.
Automatic Antivirus Live removal tools
Manual Antivirus Live removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Antivirus Live, 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 Live infected files and get help in Antivirus Live removal by using Spyhunter scanner.