Friday, January 2, 2009

How to Uninstall Antivirus 2009

How to Uninstall Antivirus 2009

Further to my recent post about Anti Virus 2008, AntiVirus 2009 is the same. Anti Virus 2009 is a nuisance, and spyware, and a malware nightmare! Although the program is very well disguised as a legitimate anti virus scanner and spyware removal tool, it is NOT. it is also suprisingly well written and looks great. Too bad it's intended for malicious purposes.

Anti Virus 2009 is installed through misleading web advertisements and malicious web sites in an attempt to make users believe that their computer is infected. Once the program is installed, it then runs a fake virus scan on your computer. The scan results then list a variety of fake infections that cannot be removed - unless you purchase the Anti Virus 2009. These listed infections are completely fake and serve to force you into purchasing the software.

Antivirus 2009 doesn't stop there however;

Once installed;

- it not only installs Internet Explorer browser hijacks that warn of the many computer infections.

- it replaces your desktop wallpaper with one that advises your computer has been infected

- loads itself into your system tray to warn about the various infections

Antivirus 2009 removal is tricky to say the least, and there seems to be no absoulte solution to it's complete removal.

You may check out this video I found on youtube.