If you have been the victim of a fake anti-virus / anti-malware but do not know how to delete it then you’re in the right place. In this article I’ll explain what it is and, more importantly, how to delete fake antivirus / anti-malware from your computer.
What are the fake anti-virus / anti-malware?
A rogue software (also known as rogueware ) is not a virus but a specific type of malware (called scareware ) that is disguised as anti-virus or anti-malware and under the pretext of cleaning up the infected computer, steal personal information and, perhaps, also seek to receive the money. More precisely, once you download and install one of these malicious programs, pretends to scan your computer to find a tremendous amount of viruses and / or malware, only in order to eliminate these infections, asks the user to buy program in the full version.
Once the money spent or not, not only will not remove these fake infections but, in the meantime, will be even stolen personal information, we will revise the home page and / or the search engine of the browser will be turned off real protection systems, will be altered registry keys and maybe even be installed on your PC any adware or malware . Unfortunately, this rogueware contract does not take much: simply click on the banner deceptive advertising and install the fake antivirus (or fake anti-malware) is proposed. To avoid these problems, it would be enough to keep in mind that no one can know what is or is not on your computer (at least it would take before your explicit consent), and consequently never click on any kind of notice that are on the Internet.
How to remove the fake anti-virus / anti-malware?
To eliminate false anti-virus / anti-malware from your computer (as well as the rootkit , the worms and some other type of unwanted software), just download an excellent free program, easy, and effective at the same time, called RogueKiller (compatible with Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8 and 8.1 in both the 32- and 64-bit). Once downloaded, before you start using it, close any programs / files open and click on RogueKiller (or RogueKillerX64 ). If by chance the program is blocked, try to rename it to winlogon.exe otherwise try to change the extension of the file RogueKiller in .com (ie RogueKiller.com or RogueKillerX64.com if you downloaded the 64-bit version).
Started the program will start automatically a short scan that will stop malicious processes and services, it will load the drivers and make some checks on the version. Once this pre-scan, after accepting the license agreement, to start the actual scanning instead you must click on the buttonScan :
He begins a full scan of the system, once completed, will show the results by category. At this point you will need to delete only those items highlighted in red (representing the malware) and check the ones in orange (representing possible malware). As for the items highlighted in gray or green they are, respectively, only for suspicious files or information (however, if some file is not selected, it’s up to you to decide whether or not to mark them). Once you have selected the files you want (depending on the section, you can select all files by pressing the right mouse button) to remove them, just simply press the button Delete (however, everything is changed before it is quarantined ).
In the section called Hosts File is also a button called Fix the Hosts file that allows you to precisely fix the hosts file if necessary. Finally, if you want to see a report of what has been done, just click on the button instead report .
Once the scan is complete with RogueKiller to be sure of not finding any kind of infection on your computer, now you should do the same a custom scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware .
At this point you should know what they are and, more importantly, how to remove the fake anti-virus / anti-malware from your computer.