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We’ve had a few machines in the past few days with the same rogue anti-virus. This one is called AntiVir 2010 and it comes the usual professional looking interface which misleads the unwary into believing that they have a series of virus infections. It then looks for your credit card to buy a “licence” to clean these phantom viruses.

Here are some screenshots in case you see this rogue antivirus:

AntiVir 2010 Front Screen

AntiVir 2010 Fake Scan

The virus blocks all the startup programs that it can and also prevents most applications from running. If you try to run an application, it will darken the screen and report the application as infected as below.

AntiVir 2010 Fake Application Alert

It also puts  up fake blue screen errors to panic users. These appear to be part of a screensaver and so moving the mouse gets rid of them.

A final touch is the fake Windows Security Center. Those of you with an eye for detail will notice the incorrect icon on the top left of the window and the slightly oversize nature of the firewall, updates and security icons but it is more than good enough to fool most of us.

AntiVir2010 Fake Security Center

If you can get applications to run, we have found that a combination of Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy  deals quite effectively with this rouge antivirus in most cases. However in some cases, these tools alone are not sufficient and more advanced removal techniques are required. If this is the case, we advise you to contact us directly.

In some cases, we have seen AntiVir 2010 appear on the same machine as another Rogue Antivirus called “Personal Security”. At this point we do not know if these are the same infection or different infections.

Personal Security Rogue AntiVirus

 If you have any problems with these steps or any other problems please don’t hesitate to call one of our qualified engineers and technicians and we will be delighted to perform the required steps to deal with your problem.

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One Response to “Remove AntiVir 2010”

Antivir2010 October 14, 2010

Very easy and quick…thank you so much, I was about to go to Best Buy and have them fix it. Save the money.