AntiAID - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

AntiAID is a new rogue anti-spyware program in the WiniSoft family of rogues. Unlike most rogues in this family, AntiAID has a different kind of GUI – apparently the other one got a bit old after being used countless times. Other than that, AntiAID is much the same as any other rogue: it uses trojans to infect the system, typically by disguising them as flash downloads or codec downloads, and relies on misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s “licensed version”.

Once inside, AntiAID floods the user with popups and fake system notifications supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information is false, but AntiAID will back these claims up by performing fake system scans, which mark harmless files as threats. After doing that AntiAID urges the user to purchase the “full version” in order to dispose of the non-existen threats.

AntiAID blocks legitimate security software, hijacks the browser, and disables certains system services, such as System Restore, Safe Mode, Task Manager, and Registry Editor.

Do NOT trust this parasite, and remove AntiAID as soon as you’ve detected it’s presence on the system.

Automatic AntiAID removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove AntiAID, 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 Reimage or other tools found on


AntiAID screenshots


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

November 12, 2009 03:19, November 12, 2009 11:17

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