Be wary of av.exe. It is actually a process that accompanies fake anti-spyware infections like Antivirus Vista 2010, Win 7 Antispyware 2010, and XP Internet Security 2010.
Fake anti-spywares are programs that try to mimic legitimate anti-spyware utilities. They are hard to differentiate from the real thing because of their professional-looking user interface, ability to launch pop-up alerts, ability to conduct scans, and even churn out a list of alleged threats. Of course, the pop-ups, scans as well as the threats are all fake.
The intention is to scare you into buying a so-called full version that really does nothing helpful. You might even end up revealing credit card information to scammers.
To run all those features (pop-ups, scans, etc.), these malware alter your Windows registry, install files and run processes like av.exe. It is possible to remove av.exe manually. Basically, you need to stop the process then delete the file.
However, since the malware may install av.exe in different locations, it may be difficult to get rid of it. Also, remember that av.exe is simply part of a larger program. Thus, it is essential to remove the entire fake anti-spyware in all its entirety in order for you to gain complete relief.
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Symptoms Of Infection
- Your computer is acting slow. AV.exe slow down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
- You are getting pestered with pop ups. AV.exe infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
- Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious AV.exe infection.
Dangers Of Infection
Viruses like AV.exe will infect your registry and other important system files. If the infection is not treated it can cause a complete collapse of your system.
Some AV.exe infections contain spyware and keyloggers which can be used to record sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account, and social security numbers. The longer you allow the infection to fester, the greater the chance of identity fraud.
How To Remove Infection Manually
Uninstall AV.exe Processes
Delete AV.exe Files
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\WRblt8464P
Remove AV.exe Registry Files
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1?
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