How to Remove AV Security 2012
AV Security 2012 shows off security warnings and says that your computer is infected with a virus. The warnings shown and virus threats detected are not real. This product is a scam. The real virus is AV Security 2012. This kind of virus is known as malware. It’s a fake product being sold. Other similar products on the market are Av Guard Online, OpenCloud Security, OpenCloud Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, Wireshark Antivirus, Sysinternals Antivirus, XJR Antivirus, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro, Your PC Protector.
What makes AV Security 2012 so hard to remove for most users is it will block legitimate executables from running. This means users are unable to download and install security clients. It also re-directs your web searches and highjacks your web browser.
The first thing you need to do is restore your internet settings so you can get back online. You can always re-set them to the default settings. We have this video from Removevirus.org showing you how to re-set your internet proxy settings.
How Did I get infected with AV Security 2012?
Most of the time a good anti-virus client will stop these kinds of threats. Free clients while great do not offer end users the protection they need. That is why I do not recommend free clients as the primary source of protection for a computer.
Here is a list of review we have done for security software.
You may want to go through them and pick out a antivirus client.
How to Remove AV Security 2012?
There are many different ways to remove a virus. Both paid and free. Of course the free method is doing it yourself. This task can be hard for users who are not familiar with malware and why we recommend most people just use a combination of a good anti-virus client or a professional computer repair service.
» Download AV Security 2012 Removal Software (This is Spyware Doctor with Antivirus)
You may need to re-set your proxy settings first as shown in the video above. You may also need to install this while in safe mode with networking.
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How to Remove AV Security 2012 Manual
Step 1. The first step you should take it to re-set your proxy as shown in the video above. Once this is done it makes things a lot easier.
Step 2. You need to focus on terminating the virus executable. The below path and suggestions should help you out.
- AV Security 2012.exe ( Your file name will be different. This executable normally is random on every computer.)
Know File Path Locations
- C:Documents and Settings[Username]Application DataC:Documents and SettingsYOUR USER NAMEApplicationDataLocalTemp
Vista / Windows 7: One of the below
- C:UsersYOUR USER NAMEAppDataLocalTemp
Browse to the above files paths and try to determine what the file is.
A. You can also sort by date. Chances are you were infected in the last few days. Sorting the files by the date should eliminate all but a few files. From there you can may be able to determine what the file is. Once done you can re-name the file and re-boot your computer. You can not delete a file while it is in use. Upon re-boot you should be able to delete the file
B. Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file as shown above. While in safe mode the virus should not be running. You can also install Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in Safe Mode with Networking.
C: Use the Task Manager: Hold down ctrl+shift+esc at the same time. In most instances this program is blocked. However you may be able to open it if you try it the very second you login. If you can start this program before the virus starts up it should work.
D: Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file. You will need to have permissions. You can also attempt to create a new admin account or use the existing admin account while in safe mode.
E: Do a System Restore. This option can be very helpful. By restoring your computer to an earlier date you will of un-done what the virus has done. Does not always work but often times it can.
Step 3. The next step in AV Security 2012 removal is to delete the executable you found above. Half the above options let you of already done this. Once the threat process has been stopped you can delete the file.
If you are unable to find the Executable you need to delete then you should boot into safe mode with Networking and install the Spyware Doctor with Antivirus Client and run a full scan.
Step 4. Now you will need to run a full virus scan using your favorite anti-virus client.. I personally use Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. I would also recommend scanning with at least one other anti-virus client. Once done you can pick which client you like best and make the purchase. Most anti-virus trials are limited. This means they will find threats but not remove them. Only block them.
With the above being said you still need to run a virus scan even if you do not intend on spending money. At the very least you will know if your computer is virus free. I would highly recommend purchasing an antivirus client so you do not get infected again.
No Matter What I do I can Not Remove AV Security Suite 2012
Some times you just have to hire a pro to remove a virus infection. If you are at that point we recommend http://www.pcninja.com . This computer repair company has been running for several years now and is based in the United States. This remote computer repair company can remote into your computer and fully remove all viruses and spyware. It’s a great service to use and cheaper then most other computer repair companies.
AV Security 2012 Registry Removal Procedures
In most cases anti-virus software can remove the infected registry entries. To be honest this often times is not even needed. Once you kill off the main executable the threat for all intense and purposes is dead. For those people like me who want to have a clean registry I recommend you just use a registry cleaner. Personally I have been using PC Health Advisor with good success.
In the end the only thing that matters is a clean computer. Using any of the methods above should help you. The most expensive method is having someone else repair your computer. The second is purchasing and anti-virus client and the manual method is free. You are just paying with your time and perhaps a little frustration.
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