How to remove Av-protect.comThursday, February 25th, 2010 at 2:24 am
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Av-protect.com is a website offering Antivirus Soft fake security tool. This fake software is the same fraudulent website as Av-protect.microsoft.com. It works as a browser hijacker. User gets in this website against their will. The fake website produces a lot of information about supposedly real and legal anti-spyware program. Actually, it is a fake application reaching for the money of computer users.
Once inside the system Antivirus Soft tries to confuse you with a numerous pop-up alerts, fake warnings about your computer’s fabricated infections. You will constantly be taken to Av-protect.com or Av-protect.microsoft.com while you will be trying to visit some other Internet site. If you were redirected there you should pay attention and scan your computer with a reputable security tool. Do not forget to remove Antivirus Soft rogue anti-spyware program too.
Get rid of Av-protect.com
How to manually remove Av-protect.com
To remove Av-protect.com spyware you must block Av-protect.com sites, stop and remove processes, unregister DLL files, search and delete all other Av-protect.com files and registry utility. Follow the Av-protect.com detection and removal instructions below.
The most typical software removal method is to remove Av-protect.com by using "Add or Remove Programs" service. However there may be hidden Av-protect.com files, running processes and registries in your computer, so Av-protect.com may recreate all other files after reboot.
Av-protect.com manual removal instructions
Block Av-protect.com sites:
av-protect.com Read more how to block Av-protect.com sites
Stop and remove Av-protect.com processes:
sftav.exe Read more how to kill Av-protect.com processes
Locate and delete Av-protect.com registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random charaters]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random characters]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http=127.0.0.1:5555"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyOverride" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AvScan Read more how to delete Av-protect.com registry entries
Download RegistryBooster 2010 to scan errors caused by Av-protect.com
Detect and delete other Av-protect.com files:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random characters]\
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random characters]\[random characters]sysguard.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random characters]\[random characters]sftav.exe
We strongly recommend you to use spyware remover to track Av-protect.com and automaticaly remove Av-protect.com processes, registries and files as well as other spyware threats.