There are various fake anti-virus malware which keeps a computer under siege until you purchase these fake antivirus malware by paying a license fee. Some of these fake anti-virus malware seem to look exactly like the original antivirus software.
For example, there is a fake antivirus malware in the name of the free antivirus software by name, AVG Antivirus. This article provides an overview on how to defeat these fake antivirus malware.
Simple Trick To Defeating Fake Anti-Virus Malware
Once your personal computer (PC) gets infected by these fake antivirus malware, it will begin to send out fake virus alerts. These fake antivirus malware also blocks any attempt by you to install genuine antivirus software to remove them. Also, they block all the applications in your computer. Here is how to overcome the fake antivirus malware.
First and foremost, try downloading the free version of SUPERAntispyware software. Initially, the fake antivirus malware will block your attempt to download. Try a few more times and at some point, the fake antivirus malware may allow you to download the antispyware software.
In case you were not able to run the antispyware software after downloading it, rename the antimalware software application as explorer.exe. and you will be able to run it. Run a full system scan in order to remove the various viruses, spyware and malware. In case if it doesn’t work, restart your computer in safe mode with the networking option enabled. In case if this also doesn’t work, download, install and run the ComboFix software. Download and install the Malware bytes antimalware software and run a full system scan to ensure that the all the viruses are removed. Install a full version of an antivirus program such as Microsoft Security essentials to enjoy continued protection from security threats.
In case you find that any of the viruses or virus programs have not been removed, you may choose to remove them either using the Kaspersky rescue disk or Bit Defender rescue CD. Download the ISO image from the respective antivirus vendor website and burn the image on to an optical disc or burn it on to a flash drive. Insert the optical disc into the compact disc drive or insert the flash drive on to the USB drive of your computer.
Follow the steps and run a full system scan involving all the drives in your computer. Remove all the viruses, malware and spyware by clicking on the remove button of the antivirus application scan dialog box. You have also the option to either clean or quarantine the virus infected files in your computer. Once the scan is complete and the viruses, spyware and malware are removed, your personal computer (PC) is clean and is back to its normal working condition. You should install a full antivirus software such as Microsoft Security Essentials to protect your computer from future external threats.
The above trick will help you to restore your computer back to its working condition in case of a virus, spyware and malware infection in a matter of hours and in the luxury of your home or office eliminating the need to carry your computer to a nearby software store or a computer engineer to restore your infected personal computer (PC).