Virus Doctor is an anti-spyware program that deliberately
displays fake alerts, false online advertising, and uses scare tactics to make
you think you are infected. It is for these reasons that we classify Virus Doctor
as a rogue anti-spyware program. This program is advertised through the use
of pop-ups stating that your computer has a security risk. When you close this
pop-up, you will immediately be brought to a page pretending to be an online
anti-malware scanner, but in reality it is just an advertisement. When the advertisement
is finished, it will display a screen stating that your computer is infected
with a variety of malware and that you should download and install Virus Doctor
in order to clean your computer.
Virus Doctor screen shot
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If you decide to install Virus Doctor, the program will be configured to start
automatically when you login to Windows. Once running it will scan your computer
and display numerous infections on your computer that cannot be removed unless
you first purchase the program. The infections that are shown, though, are all
fake and are only being displayed to make you think you are infected and thus
trick you into purchasing the software. While running, Virus Doctor will also
display assorted security alerts on your computer containing fake information
to further convince you that you are infected. The alerts that are displayed
consist of fake firewall, found Spyware, Spam bot being detected , unauthorized
remote connections, and hidden remote connection alerts. I have included screen
shots of all of these alerts in the images above. The text of some of these
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harmful items immediately with Virus Doctor.
An unauthorized program has been prevented from accessing
your PC.#Port:433 from 188.8.131.52
An unidentified program-potentially: %ThreatPath%
#malicious and able to modify system files- has been prevented from getting
installed on your PC.
(Port scan detected at port %portnumber%.
9Process %Process%# attempted to change the address space.
An unidentified program tries to access your computer
When you see any of the alerts described above, please ignore them as they
are all fake. Instead please use the removal guide give below to remove Virus
Doctor for free.
View Virus Doctor files.
View Virus Doctor Registry Information.
Entries for this program found in the Uninstall Programs control panel:
Virus Doctor (184.108.40.206)
Tools Needed for this fix:
Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Virus Doctor] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\VDoca582.exe" /s /d
02/02/09 - Initial guide creation.
Automated Removal Instructions for Virus Doctor 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
- 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 VirusDoctor 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 VirusDoctor 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 Virus Doctor Files:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\mozcrt19.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\sqlite3.dll
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\unins000.dat
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\unins000.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\VDoca582.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\Languages
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\Languages\VDDe.lng
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\Languages\VDFr.lng
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\Languages\VDIt.lng
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\System Data Configuration
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\System Data Configuration\DBInfo.ver
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\System Data Configuration\vd952342.bd
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\System Data Configuration
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\System Data Configuration\config.cfg
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\System Data Configuration\DB.ini
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\System Data Configuration\fsvd6398.db
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Virus Doctor
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Virus Doctor\settings.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Virus Doctor\uill.ini
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Virus Doctor.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Virus Doctor.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Virus Doctor.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 Virus Doctor Windows Registry Information:
%UserProfile%HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Virus Doctor"
%UserProfile%HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "URVDoc"
This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.
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