How to remove MS Antivirus?
What is MS Antivirus?
MS Antivirus (a.k.a MS Antivirus 2008) is a clone of the ever so cloneable rogue anti-spyware program XP Antivirus. It is, essentially, a fake spyware remover, designed to appear as a legitimate program and thus trick inexpierienced users into buying it. MS Antivirus can enter the system using several methods: it may be imported by the Zlob trojan or any of it’s clones, but it can also be downloaded and installed manually from it’s homepage.
Once inside and active, MS Antivirus will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. While this may be true due to sheer coincidence, it doesn’t change the fact that in most cases non of these infections would actually be in existence. The “trial” version of MS Antivirus allows the user to scan the system for spyware and returns a falsified report, spiced up with non-existent threats, and in order to remove these threats, the user has to purchase MS Antivirus’ “licensed version”.
MSAntivirus-xp.com, the home of this parasite, is your typical rogue website, with the same copy+pasted material that has been used in this lucrative scam business for years. There is no genuinely important content on the website and every line and word serve one of two purposes, which are either to frighten the user about the pains that spyware brings to people, as well as the risks of getting infected, or to praise the fake removal tool. The company behind this product is of dubious nature or more likely non-existent: it claims to be based in London, but the IP can be traced back to Belize and the name of the registrant seems to be Russian. Also, there is no contact information, as is usually the case with rogue scams.
MS 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.
MS Antivirus is Extremely dangerous
MS Antivirus may spread via Trojans
MS Antivirus may display fake security messages
MS Antivirus may install additional spyware to your computer
MS Antivirus may repair its files, spread or update by itself
MS Antivirus violates your privacy and compromises your security
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Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like MS Antivirus and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
MS Antivirus screenshots
Manual MS Antivirus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove MS 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 MS Antivirus processes:
Remove these MS Antivirus Registry Entries:
Remove these MS Antivirus files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other MS Antivirus infected files and get help in MS Antivirus removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing MS Antivirus and similar threats.
MS 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 MS Antivirus can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads MS Antivirus trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, MS Antivirus offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, MS 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 MS 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 MS Antivirus, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as MS Antivirus, is nearly impossible to remove manually.