Antivirus System is another rogue anti-spyware application that constantly displays false security alerts and scan results. Once the false security scans are complete, the rogue program prompts the computer user to register it before any of the detected threats can be removed. Antivirus System is spread through compromised websites that display deceptive security related pop ups. It is also spread through the use of trojans that masquerade as video players that are essential for viewing online content. Possible registration code for this scareware: 1O2Z3L4W5I6T7F8Q9C1N2Y3K4V5H6S7E
Once the security status screen appears, click on “Update Now” to download updated definitions for the emergency kit.
After you have updated the kit’s definition files perform a deep scan of your computer.
At this point your computer should be clear of the Antivirus System infection. If there are still indications of the infection though, you’ll need to utilize one of our more aggressive virus removal guides to resolve your situation, such as our Ice Cyber Crime Center Ransomware removal guide.
Associated Antivirus System files that need to be removed:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Antivirus System\Antivirus System Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Antivirus System\Antivirus System.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Antivirus System\Remove Antivirus System.lnk
Associated Antivirus System registry entries that should be removed:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = "<random>"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "Content Type" = "application/x-m"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon "(Default)" = "%1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%\pavsdata\<number>.1.exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "avsdsvc" = "%CommonAppData%\pavsdata\<number>.1.exe /min"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe "(Default)" = "<random>"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe "Content Type" = "application/x-m"
Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer. There are several variations of each particular virus in the wild . And the procedure listed above may not be adequate for the specific version of the virus that your computer has been compromised by.
If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.