Aug 3, 2011


Anti-Virus-1 is a new rogue anti-spyware application. This parasite is very similar to Antivirus 2010
. These two fake programs are even advertised through the same fake online scanner. The main purpose of Anti Virus 1 is to frighten users and trick money from them. That's why it is important to remove Anti-Virus-1 upon detection. 

Anti-Virus-1 infiltrates the system with a help of Trojans, mostly Zlob or Vundo. Once installed, AntiVirus 1 configures operating system to run this rogue before any other programs. After that, it performs fake system scan and floods system with pop-up windows and similar alert notices about system infections, errors and other threats. Of course, those fake infections have no relation to real threats. It's just a way how to effect the user. Scammers then suggest to use Anti-Virus-1 as reliable spyware remover. User is advertised to purchase license of this worthless application. But actually there is no such a thing like full version of Anti-Virus-1. We strongly recommend to remove Anti-Virus-1 from the system as soon as possible after infection.

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • AV1i.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AV1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{70FEAD04-A7FD-4B89-B814-8A8251C90EF7}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Monitor calibration"   
Although it is possible to manually remove fake Anti-virus-1, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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