How to remove Antivirus Live?
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.
Antivirus Live is Extremely dangerous
Antivirus Live may spread via Trojans
Antivirus Live may display fake security messages
Antivirus Live may install additional spyware to your computer
Antivirus Live may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Antivirus Live violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Antivirus Live detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Antivirus Live and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Antivirus Live screenshots
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 malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Antivirus Live processes:
Remove these Antivirus Live Registry Entries:
Remove these Antivirus Live files:
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 free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Antivirus Live and similar threats.
Antivirus Live 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 Antivirus Live can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Antivirus Live trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Antivirus Live offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Antivirus Live 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 Antivirus Live, 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 Antivirus Live, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Antivirus Live, is nearly impossible to remove manually.