“Update Available” Popup - How To Remove?


The “Update Available” Popup is a fake notification displayed by the fake antispyware program WinPC Antivirus. This is done in order to mislead the user into purchasing the rogue’s “licensed version”. The popup reads:

“Update available. WinPC Antivirus has detected that new threat database is available. Would you like to download and install update now? Installation is recommended.”

Do not trust this popup and remove WinPC Antivirus immediatelly upon detection.

Automatic “Update Available” Popup 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 “Update Available” Popup, 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 2-viruses.com.


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.

April 8, 2009 11:49, April 8, 2009 11:57

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