How to remove VirusHeat?
What is VirusHeat?
VirusHeat (a.k.a VirusHeat 3.9, VirusHeat 4.3 and, more recently, VirusHeat 4.4) is the newest threat from rogue anti-spyware manufacturers. Easy to mistake for VirusHeal, since not only is the name different by just one letter, but its features aren’t much better either. The alerts claim that your PC is infected with various trojans, including smithfraud.G, which is a hoax used by malware vendors. VirusHeat is most commonly installed with the help of Zlob or by downloading it from virusheat.com (22.214.171.124). Their website does not look like anything original, and is full of false claims. According to the content, the "company" is based in Riga, Latvia and was created in 2000. However, they fail even the basic security tests.
1. Domain bought only a month ago – internet security companies buy out their name earlier.
2. They are hosted not in the USA or Latvia, but in Ukraine together with many other rogues
3. Their payments are processed by www.segpay.com – a carding site, its unsafe to provide your credit card details there
4. They push other rogue products like Total Cleaner.
You should therefore avoid this scam and not download Virusheat. This scamware should be removed as soon as possible, and if you have paid for it, contact your credit card company to avoid further money loss.
Smithfraudfix provides half automated removal, manual removal instructions are as follows:
VirusHeat is Extremely dangerous
VirusHeat may spread via Trojans
VirusHeat may display fake security messages
VirusHeat may install additional spyware to your computer
VirusHeat may repair its files, spread or update by itself
VirusHeat violates your privacy and compromises your security
for VirusHeat detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like VirusHeat and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual VirusHeat removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove VirusHeat, 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 VirusHeat processes:
Disable these VirusHeat DLL files::
Remove these VirusHeat Registry Entries:
Remove these VirusHeat files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other VirusHeat infected files and get help in VirusHeat removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing VirusHeat and similar threats.
VirusHeat 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 VirusHeat can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads VirusHeat trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, VirusHeat offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, VirusHeat 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 VirusHeat, 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 VirusHeat, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as VirusHeat, is nearly impossible to remove manually.