Antivirus Pro 2010 is a new rogue from the same family as
AntiSpyware 2009. This program is classified as a rogue because it displays
fake scan results, creates fake malware files in order to trick you into thinking
you are infected, and is bundled with or installed by malware. When the program
is installed, it will be configured to automatically scan your computer when
you log into Windows. The installer will also create numerous randomly named
files on your hard drive. When Antivirus Pro 2010 scans your computer it will
detect these files and state that they are infections, but will not allow you
to remove them until you purchase the program. In reality, the files that the
installer creates are harmless and pose no threat to your computer. They are
only being created to validate the scan results and further trick you into thinking
your computer is infected.
Antivirus Pro 2010 screen shot
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While Antivirus Pro 2010 is running you will also see numerous security alerts
appear from your Windows taskbar. These alerts will state that a particular
infection was found or that your computer is under attack. Like the fake scan
results, these security alerts are just another trick that the program is using
to try and scam you into purchasing the program. Last, but not least, this rogue
will display a window that impersonates the legitimate Windows Security Center.
The difference is that the rogue Security Center will recommend that you purchase
Antivirus Pro 2010 in order to protect your computer.
If you find that Antivirus Pro 2010 is installed on your computer, please ignore
the results and do not purchase the program. If you have already purchased the
program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges
due to this program being a scam. In order to remove this program and any related
malware, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.
View Antivirus Pro 2010 files.
View Antivirus Pro 2010 Registry Information.
Entries for this program found in the Uninstall Programs control panel:
Antivirus Pro 2010
Tools Needed for this fix:
Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Antivirus Pro 2010] "C:\Program Files\AntivirusPro_2010\AntivirusPro_2010.exe" /hide
09/07/09 - Initial guide creation.
Automated Removal Instructions for Antivirus Pro 2010 using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
- Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that
is open later in the fix.
- At this point you should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM, to scan your computer for any any infections or adware that may be present. Please download Malwarebytes 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 Launch
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
- MBAM will now start and you will be at the main screen as shown below.
Please click on the Scan Now button to start the scan. If there is an update available for Malwarebytes it will automatically download and install it before performing the scan.
- MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can
take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically
check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.
- When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different
than what is shown in the image below due to the guide being updated for newer versions of MBAM.
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
- You can now exit the MBAM program.
Your computer should now be free of the Antivirus Pro 2010 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
View Associated Antivirus Pro 2010 Files
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\usurav.lib
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntivirusPro_2010.lnk
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\dexohoty.reg
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\yvolij.dll
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\yxine.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\aqicituzap.pif
c:\Program Files\Common Files\fijunuso.inf
c:\Program Files\Common Files\goke.scr
File Location Notes:
%UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\<Current User> for Windows Vista/7/8, and c:\winnt\profiles\<Current User> for Windows NT.
View Associated Antivirus Pro 2010 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 2010"
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.
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