How to remove AntivirusMaster?
What is AntivirusMaster?
AntivirusMaster is a rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans, such as the notorious Zlob or Vundo, to enter the system. This parasite is a clone of Antivirus 2008 and countless others. AntivirusMaster uses misleading advertising to get the user to buy it’s "licensed version".
Once inside and active, AntivirusMaster will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to "inform" him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. Although this parasite has no ability to detect or remove any of these probably-non-existent infections, the disinformation is used to convince the user he is infected and therefore in need of an anti-spyware program.
There is absolutely no information about the company behind AntivirusMaster anywhere on the web, presumably because there is no company and the product itself is a scam. As such it should not be downloaded or bought. Block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.
AntivirusMaster is Extremely dangerous
AntivirusMaster may spread via Trojans
AntivirusMaster may display fake security messages
AntivirusMaster may install additional spyware to your computer
AntivirusMaster may repair its files, spread or update by itself
AntivirusMaster violates your privacy and compromises your security
for AntivirusMaster detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like AntivirusMaster and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual AntivirusMaster removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove AntivirusMaster, 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 AntivirusMaster processes:
Remove these AntivirusMaster files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other AntivirusMaster infected files and get help in AntivirusMaster removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing AntivirusMaster and similar threats.
AntivirusMaster 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 AntivirusMaster can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads AntivirusMaster trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, AntivirusMaster offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, AntivirusMaster 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 AntivirusMaster, 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 AntivirusMaster, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as AntivirusMaster, is nearly impossible to remove manually.