Aug 6, 2011


Unvirex is a fake virus remover, despite what you might think after witnessing it’s legitimate-looking name.
This parasite uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to enter the system. This is usually done by disguising the trojan as a video codec online. Unvirex uses various malicious tactics to trick users into purchasing it’s “full version”, which is no more functional than the so-called trial.
Upon entering the system, Unvirex will unleash a flood of popups, supposedly to inform you of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information is likely true, even if only because Unvirex is an infection itself. The scareware program performs fake system scans, which produce exaggerated results, oftentimes containing false positives. This is done in order to mislead you into thinking your system is infected, so that hopefully you would buy Unvirex. Much like any other rogue, this one will hijack the browser and significantly decrease system performance.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • UnVirex.exe
  • ggc596j0e53e.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\[random]\
  2. %ProgramFiles%\UnVirex\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”UnVirex” = “C:\Program Files\UnVirex\UnVirex.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{CCB5551D-8594-4999-85F9-1E3EABCB95AC}
Although it is possible to manually remove fake Unvirex, 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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