Updated on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
However, if you just install everything AVG into your computer, you may soon find yourself in trouble. This is because there is a fake version of the AVG Antivirus running around. Calling itself AVG Antivirus 2011, this rogue piece of software can easily victimize the unwary.
The main modus operandi of this malware programs is to pretend to be a legitimate antivirus, then start frightening the user with fake messages about virus infections on your system. This scareware program enters your system via trojans or infected websites. You might even install it yourself in the belief that it is actually the real AVG Antivirus. The results are the same though – once fully installed, it will initiate a fake scan. Afterwards, it will display numerous alerts about the “viruses” on your system.
It will then prompt you to buy the “full version” of itself – incidentally revealing your credit card info to whoever is responsible for this piece of malware. You can bet that he won’t be using that for good ends. This is why you need to remove this app from your PC as soon as possible. To find out how, read on.
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Symptoms Of Infection
- Your computer is acting slow. AVG Antivirus 2011 slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
- You are getting pestered with pop ups. AVG Antivirus 2011 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 AVG Antivirus 2011 infection.
Dangers Of Infection
Viruses like AVG Antivirus 2011 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 AVG Antivirus 2011 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 AVG Antivirus 2011 Processes
C:\Program Files\AVG Antivirus 2011\avg.exe
Note: It uses generally same install locations as legitimate AVG. The difference is that it should take less place than legitimate AVG, it has a bit different skin and does not uninstall normally.
Delete AVG Antivirus 2011 Files
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AVG\AVG Antivirus 2011.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\AVG\Uninstall.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\AVG Antivirus 2011.lnk
%Program Files%\AVG Antivirus 2011\
%Program Files%\AVG Antivirus 2011\AVG Antivirus 2011.exe
Remove AVG Antivirus 2011 Registry Files
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “AVG Antivirus 2011?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG Antivirus 2011
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Warning! If Spyware Doctor is blocked by the virus then run your system in safe mode and try again. To do this reboot your system and tap F8 repeatedly as your computer starts up. Then run Spyware Doctor as normal. If this doesn’t work try renaming the Spyware Doctor EXE file.
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