Remove Secure Antivirus Pro (Removal Instructions)By Lawrence Abrams on May 15, 2009 @ 10:46 PM | Last Updated: May 16, 2009 | Read 15,570 times.
Secure Antivirus Pro is a rogue anti-spyware supposedly created by GuardDog Computing, Ltd. This program, though does not actually clean your computer as advertised. Instead it will pretend to scan it and then display results stating that your computer is infected with a variety of malware. None of these infections, though, are actually real. Tthey are just being shown to you in order to scare you into thinking you are infected so that you purchase Secure Antivirus Pro. While running, Secure Antivirus Pro will also display fake security warnings stating that Identity Theft has been detected or that you are infected with the Virut virus. These alerts are just further ways the program is trying to convince you that you are infected. The Virut alert that you may see is:
If you are infected with this malware, under no circumstances should you purchase it. Instead, please use the removal guide below to remove this rogue for free.
Tools Needed for this fix:
Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Secure AntiVirus Pro] C:\WINDOWS\av.exe
05/15/09 - Initial guide creation.
Your computer should now be free of the Secure Antivirus Pro 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:
View Associated Secure Antivirus Pro Files
View Associated Secure Antivirus Pro Windows Registry Information
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Secure AntiVirus Pro"
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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