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How to remove Antivirus Pro 2009 or AntivirusPro 2009 (Uninstall Instructions)

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Antivirus Pro 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as AntiSpywareXP 2009 and XP Antispyware 2009. AntiSpyware Pro 2009 is advertised through the use of Trojans that display fake security alerts and messages stating that your computer is infected. These alerts will also automatically install Antivirus Pro 2009 on to your computer.

As part of its installation process, Antivirus Pro 2009 will configure itself to start automatically when you logon to your computer. It will also create a variety of fake malware files on your computer that are completely harmless, but are installed so they are detected by AntivirusPro 2009 when it scans your computer. When Antivirus Pro 2009 starts it will automatically scan your computer and list variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the program. Many of these infections are the fake files that the program installed, as described above, as well as legitimate Windows files that are being called infections. It gives these false results in order to scare you into purchasing the software.

While running, you will also find that your Internet Explorer has become hijacked. When browsing the web, Antivirus Pro 2009 will randomly display a screen stating that there has been insecure internet activity and that there is a threat of a virus attack. It then prompts you to either get protection or continue to the site. Regardless of the option you select, you will instead be brought to a web page where it tries to sell you the program. This is just another scare tactic and should be ignored.

 

AntivirusPro 2009 screen shot
AntivirusPro 2009 screen shot
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The following guide will walk you through removing Antivirus Pro 2009 and any associated malware that may have been installed with it.

 

Threat Classification:

 

Advanced information:

View Antivirus Pro 2009 files.
View Antivirus Pro 2009 Registry Information.

 

Entries for this program found in the Uninstall Programs control panel:

Antivirus Pro 2009

 

Tools Needed for this fix:

 

Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Antivirus Pro 2009] "C:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\AntivirusPro2009.exe" /hide

 

Guide Updates:

11/04/08 - Initial guide creation.

 


Automated Removal Instructions for Antivirus Pro 2009 using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:

 

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download Link (Download page will open in a new window)


  3. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  4. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  5. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

  6. MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.


    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Screen

  7. On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform full scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Antivirus Pro 2009 related files.

  8. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Scanning Screen

  9. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below.


    MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Scan Finished Screen

    You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the AntivirusPro 2009 removal process.

  10. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

  11. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.


    MalwareBytes Scan Results


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  12. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

  13. You can now exit the MBAM program.

Your computer should now be free of the AntivirusPro 2009 program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.

If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:

Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help

 


 

Associated Antivirus Pro 2009 Files:

c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\AntivirusPro2009.cfg
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\AntivirusPro2009.exe
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\AVEngn.dll
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\htmlayout.dll
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\pthreadVC2.dll
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\wscui.cpl
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\data
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\data\daily.cvd
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Microsoft.VC80.CRT
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcm80.dll
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcp80.dll
c:\Program Files\AntivirusPro2009\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcr80.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntivirusPro2009.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Desktop\AntivirusPro2009.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Start Menu\Programs\AntivirusPro2009
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Start Menu\Programs\AntivirusPro2009\AntivirusPro2009.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Start Menu\Programs\AntivirusPro2009\Uninstall.lnk
c:\WINDOWS\dyxad.bat
c:\WINDOWS\gutysolyk.dll
c:\WINDOWS\oheva._dl
c:\WINDOWS\uhuleko.bat
c:\WINDOWS\ulysi.bin
c:\WINDOWS\votadiboz.sys
c:\WINDOWS\xocorepen.lib
c:\WINDOWS\system32\_scui.cpl
c:\WINDOWS\system32\mehydohahe.scr
c:\WINDOWS\system32\owah.bat
c:\WINDOWS\system32\uquhoti.reg
c:\WINDOWS\system32\zuxeme._dl
c:\Program Files\Common Files\buryleto.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\cyqi.sys
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\gemegiqyno.ban
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pisijupag.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pymom.lib
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\wivodexy.reg
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\yzotuxeka.vbs
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Application Data\ydutufuj.inf
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\coziguduca._sy
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\fapeka._dl
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\gukusozy.sys
c:\Documents and Settings\Bleeping\Local Settings\Application Data\iluqopohaz.ban

 

Associated Antivirus Pro 2009 Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntivirusPro2009
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntivirusPro2009
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load "scui.cpl"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load "wscui.cpl"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Antivirus Pro 2009"

 


 

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

BleepingComputer.com can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for malware removal assistance in our Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum.

If you have any questions about this self-help guide then please post those questions in our Am I infected? What do I do? and someone will help you.


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