How to remove Virus Doctor?
What is Virus Doctor?
Virus Doctor is a new rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which employs the use of trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to spread itself. This parasite relies on disinformation to trick the user into purchasing it’s “licensed version”, which is no more functional than the trial.
Once inside and active, Virus Doctor 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 information may coincidentally be true, Virus Doctor has neither the ability to detect threats, nor the ability to remove them. Virus Doctor will perform fake system scans, which produce greatly exaggerated results to further create the illusion that the system is infected, when in fact it most likely isn’t.
Virus Doctor is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.
Virus Doctor is Extremely dangerous
Virus Doctor may spread via Trojans
Virus Doctor may display fake security messages
Virus Doctor may install additional spyware to your computer
Virus Doctor may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Virus Doctor violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Virus Doctor detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Virus Doctor and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Virus Doctor screenshots
Manual Virus Doctor removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Virus Doctor, 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 Virus Doctor processes:
Disable these Virus Doctor DLL files::
Remove these Virus Doctor Registry Entries:
Remove these Virus Doctor files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Virus Doctor infected files and get help in Virus Doctor removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Virus Doctor and similar threats.
Virus Doctor 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 Virus Doctor can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Virus Doctor trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Virus Doctor offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Virus Doctor 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 Virus Doctor, 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 Virus Doctor, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Virus Doctor, is nearly impossible to remove manually.