Antivirus 2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses false spyware results to lure you to purchase its full version and It can be most annoying in it's attempts to do so!
Antivirus2009 is an updated version of Antivirus 2008. Other Antivirus 2009 aliases that have recently appeared on the Web are: XP Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Ultimate Antivirus 2008 and System Antivirus 2008.
Antivirus 2009 is usually promoted via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. Zlob has been the trojan of choice to infect users with pop ups disguised as system notifications that lead to websites with rogue anti-spyware programs. You can also install Antivirus 2009 manually on the rogue website antivirus-scanner.com.
Antivirus 2009 may use its system scanner to display bogus virus results which work as an incentive to make unsuspecting users purchase Antivirus 2009's commercial version.
Do not click on any link provided by Antivirus 2009. Once you click on the link provided, you'll be redirected to Antivirus 2009's website (antivirus2009.com) to download and purchase Antivirus 2009's rogue anti-spyware program. Antivirus 2009 has the ability to recreate itself after reboot and its "System scan" messages may continue to pop up on your task manager.
It also appears as a notification on a fake Google home page.
If you are unfortunate to become a victim of this deceiving program, we would advise using a program called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove it.
You can download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, from the following location and save it to your desktop: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double-click mbsetup.exe within the zip you have downloaded. 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 button.
Malwarebytes 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 to close that box and you will now be at the main program window.
On the Scanner tab, make sure the Perform quick scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Antivirus 2009 related files.
MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so this may be a prime opportunity to put the kettle on and periodically check on the status of the scan.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the Antivirus 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 the program window.
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, continue with the rest of the steps.
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.
It is recommended that you run the Malwarebytes program a few times to be absolutely sure all infections are removed.
Your computer should now be free of the nasty Antivirus 2009 program!
Another free and useful program that helps remove adware from your system is Ad-Aware and can be found here -http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
Don't forget to ensure that you have a reliable and up-to-date Anti-Virus software installed on your computer.
If you are still having problems with Antivirus 2009 after completing these instructions, you can follow the steps below to manually remove any associated files:
These steps are a little bit more advanced so proceed with caution and remember to backup the registry before making any changes - if in doubt please call us.
av2009.exe av2009.exe AV2009Install.exe Antivirus2009.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Antivirus" = "%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus 2009\Antvrs.exe"
av2009.exe av2009install.exe av2009install_0011.exe av2009.exe Antivirus2009.exe ieupdates.exe scui.cpl %program_files%\\antivirus 2009\\av2009.exe %startmenu%\\antivirus 2009\\antivirus 2009.lnk %startmenu%\\antivirus 2009\\uninstall antivirus 2009.lnk winsrc.dll %desktopdirectory%\\antivirus 2009.lnk winsrc.dll ieupdates.exe av2009install_0011.exe av2009install.exe %program_files%\\antivirus 2009\\av2009.exe
C:\Program Files\Antivirus 2009