AntiMalware is a misleading application that reports false infections/system security threats, displays fake security alerts, uses browser hijacking and other methods to trick you into believing that your computer is infected with Trojans, Worms and other viruses.
This misleading application is from the same family as the rogue security programs called Active Security, PC Scout and Protection System.
AntiMalware is promoted mostly through the use of Trojans that comes from fake online scanners, fake online video websites or bundled with other malicious software. When you’re clicking on some fake banner or pop-up while surfing the Internet, you might be asked to install some application. It is a way for Trojans to spread. Once installed, such Trojans will proceed to download and install AntiMalware.
Its main goal is to hurt your system a lot.You will be asked to purchase the full version of the program in order to protect your computer from malware. This malware only seeks to make people scared about their computers’ security and sell its “full” version for spyware removal, thus trying to steal your money.
Clicking on some fake banner or pop-up will prompt a download your way. It is a common method for Trojans to replicate. These are the same Trojans with the ones that allow AntiMalware the access to your computer.
Malware applications commontly attempt to scam PC users so that they would buy a full version in order to protect their computers from fake threats. AntiMalware will scare you the most it can in order to achieve that goal.
What Does AntiMalware Do to My Computer?
Once running and installed, AntiMalware will modify your system registry so it can start automatically on each logon or reboot.
It will then perform a fake system scan. You will get a full report of lots of infections found. You will be told they cannot be removed unless you buy the full version of AntiMalware .
The report shown will always be the same, no matter if your computer has those viruses or not. The names used are from real viruses.
AntiMalware has a very nasty feature: it will try to uninstall most antivirus, like NOD32 Antivirus, Kaspersky, AVG, BitDefender, avast!, Avira AntiVir, Sophos… from your operating system. It will also block your current antivirus from working and you will not be able to update it.
AntiMalware will also do the following:
notify regarding Internet Explorer related infections
ï report that your computer is under attack from some remote host
ï show nag screens
display notices from the Windows Task Bar
ï show many pop-ups
AntiMalware will create new desktop shortcuts and will switch your homepage. The user will be sent to misleading websites by this application.
To remove and delete Anti Malware is very important since this malware is also able to download and install additional rogue programs onto your computer.
How to Remove AntiMalware ?
If you find out your computer is infected with AntiMalware, you have to remove it. For those good with computers, you will find the manual instructions at the end.
Otherwise, your best option should be an online service called www.onlinecomputerrepair.org. This service is run by professionals. They will remove AntiMalware from your system, once for all. They charge like 89 dollars, more or less, check with them. They are cheaper and faster than your local tech guy.
Another good option I do have for you is a program called Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. Install it, run it, do a full and in-depth system scan with it. It will remove Anti Malware besides any others threats found.
Do the following steps to manually remove AntiMalware:
Delete Registry Values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved “5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000”
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktopAntiMalware Support.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktopAntiMalware.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAntiMalwareAntiMalware Support.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAntiMalwareAntiMalware.lnk
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAntiMalwareUninstall AntiMalware.lnk
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAntiMalware