How To Uninstall/Remove Antivirus Live Virus Removal Guide


08.12.2009

Antivirus Live is one of the most aggressive rogue anti-spyware programs (scams, fake anti-spyware, etc) that we have ever encountered. Once Antivirus Live gets on your computer (via Trojans), it will be automatically programmed to start up when your Windows OS loads.

Just like with other fake anti-viruses out there, Antivirus Live will perform a fake scan of your computer and report that numerous infections and security problems were found, but that you need to buy Antivirus Live to take care of those problems. Remember that these are fake reports and that you should not buy Antivirus Live: it is a scam. What you should do is remove Antivirus Live as we will show you later in this article.

Antivirus Live Is The Most Aggressive Rogue Anti-Spyware Around

Antivirus Live is a tricky “virus” to remove once it got on your computer. The first thing it will do is block out almost any program you are trying to load and tell you that it is infected. In addition, it will change your Internet Explorer Proxy settings so that the only site you can browse is the Antivirus Live site (so you can purchase it… but don’t do that). Antivirus Live will also display various security warnings and alerts on your computer, all of these telling you that your computer is infected. Do not believe these warnings. Antivirus Live is basically a virus in itself and you should remove it immediately using the removal guide below.

Ok, now that you know what Antivirus Live is and what it does, here is how to remove Antivirus Live from your computer. It is best if you print these instructions first.

Step 1. Antivirus Live may block any downloads from being made from your computer. If this is the case, all the files should be downloaded on a “clean” computer and transferred to the infected one using an USB stick or a CD/DVD.

Step 2. If you don’t have another internet browser installed (such as Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc), you will need to undo the proxy settings changed by Antivirus Live. If you do have another browser installed, proceed to step 4.

Step 3. In Internet Explorer go to Tools->Internet Options, click on the Connections tab. Press the “LAN settings” button. Now what you should do is uncheck the “Use a proxy server for your LAN”. Click ok and close this window. Now you should be able to browse to other sites using Internet Explorer.

Step 4. Because Antivirus Live blocks most applications from being opened, click here to download the rkill.com file. Once the download is complete, run it. Antivirus Live will show a “rkill is an infection”. Ignore this and try again until the Antivirus Live process is terminated.

Step 5. Go here, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and save the setup file to your desktop.

Step 6. Close all open applications and windows and run the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware setup from your desktop.

Step 7. Proceed with the default settings for the MBAM installation process. In addition, you should tell the software to automatically update itself and then run once it has been installed.

Step 8. Go to the scanner tab, select “perform quick scan” and click the Scan button. Now wait for Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to scan your computer.

Step 9. Once the scan is completed, go back to the scanner tab and click the Show Results button. Select all the detected infections and click “Remove Selected”.

Step 10. When the process is complete, you should have successfully removed Antivirus Live and all related files from your computer, as well as additional malware detected by MBAM.

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