VirusHeat - How to remove?
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:
Automatic VirusHeat removal tools
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 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 VirusHeat infected files and get help in VirusHeat removal by using Spyhunter scanner.