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Remove Fast Antivirus 2009 (Uninstall Guide)

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Fast Antivirus 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Malware Catcher 2009 and Virus Sweeper. Like its predecessors, Fast Antivirus is distributed by hosting its files on the Google service called Google Code. They host their files on Google Code because it will make it harder for companies to block installations without blocking a legitimate Google site. Once installed, Fast Antivirus will create numerous fake infections on your computer that will be detected when it scans your computer. These fake infection files are actually harmless and have no way of infecting your computer because they are not valid programs that can be run. The files that are created are:

%UserProfile%\Recent\ANTIGEN.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\cid.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\ddv.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\dudl.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\eb.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\eb.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\energy.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\fix.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\gid.exe
%UserProfile%\Recent\hijackthis.log.lnk
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\SICKBOY.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\tempdoc.sys

Once started, Fast Antivirus 2009 will scan your computer and then list the above files as infections. These files, though, will not be removed by the program until you purchase it. The act of creating files so that they are detected as infections is obviously a scam being used to scare you into thinking you are infected and should be ignored.

 

Fast Antivirus 2009
Fast Antivirus 2009
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While the program is running you will also see a variety of nag screens and security warnings appear on your desktop. These warnings include threats of remote connections, malware running on your machine, and your computer being hacked. All of these alerts are just another method used by Fast Antivirus 2009 to convince you that you are infected so that you purchase the program. Just like the infection threats, you should ignore these warnings as well. Last but not least, while browsing the web you will also randomly be redirected to web sites rather than the ones you wished to go to.

If you are infected with Fast Antivirus 2009, then please use the free removal guide below to remove this program and any associated malware.

 

 

Threat Classification:

 

Advanced information:

View Fast Antivirus 2009 files.
View Fast Antivirus 2009 Registry Information.

 

Tools Needed for this fix:

 

Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Fast Antivirus 2009] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\FastAV.exe" /s /d

 

Guide Updates:

05/23/09 - Initial guide creation.

 


Automated Removal Instructions for Fast Antivirus 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 Fast Antivirus 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 Fast Antivirus 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 Fast Antivirus 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 Fast Antivirus 2009 Files:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\17.mof
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\FastAV.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\mozcrt19.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\sqlite3.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\SysFld
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\9adee5b\SysFld\vd952342.bd
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SysFld
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SysFld\fastav.cfg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Fast Antivirus 2009
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Fast Antivirus 2009\cookies.sqlite
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Fast Antivirus 2009\Instructions.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Fast Antivirus 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Fast Antivirus 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%\Recent\ANTIGEN.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\cid.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\ddv.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\dudl.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\eb.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\eb.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\energy.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\fix.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\gid.exe
%UserProfile%\Recent\hijackthis.log.lnk
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.drv
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.sys
%UserProfile%\Recent\PE.tmp
%UserProfile%\Recent\SICKBOY.dll
%UserProfile%\Recent\tempdoc.sys
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Fast Antivirus 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fast Antivirus 2009.lnk

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.

 

Associated Fast Antivirus 2009 Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FastAV.DocHostUIHandler
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "898701124903"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Fast Antivirus 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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