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
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
For more screen shots of this infection click on the image above.
There are a total of 8 images you can view.
The following guide will walk you through removing Antivirus Pro 2009 and any
associated malware that may have been installed with it.
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
11/04/08 - Initial guide creation.
Automated Removal Instructions for Antivirus Pro 2009 using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
- Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that
is open later in the fix.
- 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)
- Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including
- Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe.
This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image
You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with
the AntivirusPro 2009 removal process.
- You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should
click on the Show Results button.
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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:\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:\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_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.
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