How To Uninstall / Remove Antivirus PC 2009 Virus (Removal Guide)


07.01.2010

Antivirus PC 2009 is yet another virus that has been infecting computers around the globe. Antivirus PC 2009 works in the same way as all the rogue spywares that we have talked about in the past (notable rogues are : Internet Security 2010, Antivirus Live and Personal Security. If your computer got infected with either one of the previously mentioned viruses, click the corresponding name for a detailed, step by step removal guide). Although the main purpose of this article

Antivirus PC 2009 gets on your computer when a Trojan pretends to be a video codec or flash update that is necessary to view an online video. When the Trojan is downloaded on your computer, it will start downloading the rest of the data it needs. Then it will automatically install the Antivirus PC 2009 Virus (it may sound awkward, but Antivirus PC 2009 is actually a virus) and set it up to start each time Windows loads. In addition, the Trojan that installed the Antivirus PC 2009 virus will also create a bunch of files with random names. These files are harmless, but will be used by the Antivirus PC 2009 to deceive you (we will explain later).

Once the Antivirus PC 2009 virus gets on your computer, the next time you boot up, it will start performing a fake scan of your computer. When this fake scan is over, Antivirus PC 2009 will tell you that it found a bunch of malware on your computer, but it cannot remove them until you buy the software. Do not buy Antivirus PC 2009, as it is a scam. In addition, do not believe any of the warnings (The Antivirus PC 2009 will also display warnings on the desktop regarding various fake security problems) that it might give you. The only thing you need to do is remove the Antivirus PC 2009 virus from your computer using the removal guide below.

How To Remove The Antivirus PC 2009 Virus From Your Computer

Just like with the other virus removal guides we did in the past, try to remember that there is a chance that the guide might not work for you. If this is the case, leave us a comment detailing what exactly you did and maybe we, or other SoftSailor readers might be able to find a proper solution. With this in mind, try to follow the steps as close as possible. In addition, it might be a good idea to print out these instructions, as you’ll have to close all open windows and apps during the Antivirus PC 2009 removal process.

Note: If the Antivirus PC 2009 virus has blocked out your internet connection, you will have to download the files on another computer and use an USB stick or a CD/DVD to transfer the files on the infected computer.

Step 1. Click here to download the rkill.com file. This file will be able to close the Antivirus PC 2009 virus process. Only then you will be able to remove Antivirus PC 2009 from your computer. Once the file is on the infected computer, run it multiple times, until the Antivirus PC 2009 process is closed (one trick that seemed to work with similar malware is to keep double clicking the rkill.com file until the process is closed).

Step 2. Go to our download page here and download the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software (we will refer to it as MBAM from now on). Try to save it under a different name. If you don’t know how to do that, try renaming the file as soon as the download is complete. Give the setup a general name such as “explorer.exe”, “pictures.exe”, etc. This is a very important step while trying to remove Antivirus PC 2009 from your computer.

Step 3. Now close all the windows and apps (ALL of them), and run the setup for MBAM.

Step 4. Go with the default settings. In addition, it’s very important to check the corresponding boxes for updating MBAM and then running MBAM once the setup is complete.

Step 5. When MBAM has finished installing and is up and running, go to the scanner tab, click on the “Perform Quick Scan” radio button and then hit Scan.

Step 6. After the scan is complete (remember that MBAM will scan all your files for any traces of both the Antivirus PC 2009 virus and any other malware you might have on your computer), click the Show Results button, select all the infections and then hit the “Remove Selected” button.

Now you should have successfully removed Antivirus PC 2009 from your computer, along with any other annoying malware. Remember to leave us a comment if you had any problems while removing Antivirus PC 2009.

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