As many of you guys know in the tech world the newest threat affecting most of us today is the 2009 antivirus adware/spyware that is going around. Antivirus 2009 is a highly successful rogue antivirus application that installs itself through many other spyware openings or packaged along with well known software cracks.
Threat Level – Medium to High
The spyware as I will call it can affect many portions of your systems including prevent changing of your backgrounds, notifying you that you may be infected with a virus and then upon clicking present you with your savior option of buying their software. This is a commonly used tactic to scare the user into giving up their money to remove the problem. The is generally considered a bad idea and makes people very angry.
As most of us here at DFW Marketing have come up against this ourselves we have compiled a list of useful tools and fixes that can help you in removing your antivirus 2009 threat.
1st. ComboFix.exe, a simply tool that seems to scan for a limited threats and removes them. Good – light weight, small and quick to run. Bad – publisher cannot be verified, Ugly – none.
2nd. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, software application that has been growing in popularity since 2004, the application can scan our and remove most of the damage caused by Antivirus2009 but in my experience not all of it.
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