How to remove System Care Antivirus
System Care Antivirus is a rogue antivirus, which is a program that looks like common antivirus, but detects non-existing infections only and asks people to pay for a full version of the scam. This scareware is distributed using exploits or social engineering tactics. The exploits target outdated PC software like old Flash players or Java instalations that allow hackers to install any program on vulnerable PC. Typically, the exploits are hosted on harmless looking pages and you won’t see any installation dialogs before seeing System Care Antivirus alerts. Additionally, you should be wary about downloading various updates to your Flash player or other programs from video sites directly, as many such files are disguises for computer parasites like this rogue.
The rogue shows excessive error and security alert messages to convince user that the PC is in a very bad condition. Typically, it will block some PC functions as well. System Care Antivirus might prevent you from running legitimate software like task manager, regular anti-malware programs or business software. You will get warnings like this one:
Application cannot be executed. The file regedit.exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
While this is not true, it might be tempting to pay for System Care Antivirus. However, you should not do that. A full version of this software does not offer any protection and the trojans that installed System Care Antivirus might cause more damage to your PC or bank account. In many cases such trojan will continue installing rogues, ransomwares or banking trojans till the original infection gets removed.
System Care Antivirus belongs to WinWebSec family of rogues.
How to get rid of System Care Antivirus
System Care Antivirus is difficult to remove because of 2 reasons. First one, it comes with an rootkit often. Such version is impossible to remove manually. Second issue is that the rogue kills majority of security programs before they are able to stop its process.
There are 4 ways to kill System Care Antivirus process that work quite well:
- Recomended Run http://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe installer, which kills malware process. Stopzilla has process killer as well;
- Fake-register System Care Antivirus with code AA39754E-715219CE (rootkit won’t get disabled);
- Reboot into safe mode (in many cases it won’t launch, but rootkit might)
- Use rkill or other stand-alone automated process killer.
Next, you should delete the rogue executable file either yourself or let antimalware program do the work. Scanning with antivirus or antimalware is advisable, because they would remove both System Care Antivirus and other parasites that download and install such threats. I recommend Spyhunter, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Here a video guide for removal of System Care Antivirus:
Note: There are legitimate programs with names similar to System Care Antivirus. These programs do not display fake alerts and can be uninstalled normally.
Automatic System Care Antivirus removal tools
Manual System Care Antivirus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove System Care 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 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 System Care Antivirus infected files and get help in System Care Antivirus removal by using Spyhunter scanner.