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Defence Lab Removal

Appearing under the name of Defence Lab Removal Tools, Defence Lab is a dangerous fake anti-malware application that appears as a legitimate malware removal tool in an attempt to swindle users of their money. Defence Lab reaches users systems via Trojans that get downloaded along with fake video codec packs, and through manual installation, as users are tricked into downloading and installing Defence Lab through its claims of being a top software application featured on CNET’s Download.com. Once installed, Defence Lab loads up as a startup application and launches into a series of fake malware scans, generating endless reports of a large amount of malicious activity being detected on the user’s system. Fake pop-ups are also generated from the Windows Taskbar, warning of malware that does not exist. The aim of all these fake warnings is to scare the user into purchasing a license for the ‘full’ version of Defence Lab by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version cannot fully clean the detected ‘threats’. However, the so-called ‘full’ version is just as incapable of scanning or cleaning the user’s system as the ‘trial’ version is. Check here Remove Defence Lab to learn how to remove Defense Lab.

Defense Lab

As soon as you detect that Defence Lab is functioning on your system, you should take steps to initiate Defence Lab removal. In order to accomplish this, you need to delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first and only step in file removal needed to delete Defence Lab is to the remove the following files and folders from your hard disk:

Windows XP:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Windows Vista/7:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %User%\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Now the file removal part of Defence Lab removal is complete. While this part of the disinfection process is a very important one, it is recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in order to make sure that no additional components related to Defence Lab are left behind.

Registry Removal Procedures

File and folder deletion alone is not sufficient to completely remove Defence Lab from your computer. For complete Defence Lab removal, the following registry entry should also be deleted:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run “Defence Lab”

Now it is possible to say that you have truly removed Defence Lab from your computer.

Conclusion

Manual Defence Lab removal is not recommended for inexperienced users as one wrong move during the process could cause irreversible damage to your operating system. Therefore the best course of action to take would be to use a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus program such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure that Defence Lab removal is done in a safe and efficient manner.

AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro Removal

Related to the notorious rogue antimalware application known as Your PC Protector, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro takes the same steps as its relative to try and trick trick users into purchasing its license using various security warnings. AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro gets installed on a user’s computer via Trojans that get downloaded from malicious websites along with fake video codec packs. Once installed, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro will proceed to load itself at startup as an unstoppable Windows service. It will also perform endless fake virus scans on the system and generate reports that state that the system is under heavy threat from a large number of virus infections. AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro also displays a large number of fake pop-ups from the Windows taskbar, warning of non-existent virus threats. Meanwhile, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro constantly urges the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version cannot properly clean the detected ‘threats’. However, it is important to remember that AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro is a fake program and therefore none of its versions can scan or clean any computer system. Check here Remove AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro to learn how to remove AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.

AKM Antivirus 2010

As soon as you find a copy of this malicious software on your computer, you should take steps to remove AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro. AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro removal is a process which involves the stopping of processes, unregistering of DLLS, deletion of files and folders and the removal of registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro removal is to kill the following processes:

  • c:\Program Files\svchost.exe
  • wpp.exe
  • alggui.exe
  • AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.exe

Next, it is necessary to unregister the following DLL file:

  • adc32.dll

The next step in AKM Antivirus Pro 2010 removal is to delete the following files and folders:

Windows XP:

  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\adc32.dll
  • c:\Program Files\alggui.exe
  • c:\Program Files\nuar.old
  • c:\Program Files\skynet.dat
  • c:\Program Files\svchost.exe
  • c:\Program Files\wp3.dat
  • c:\Program Files\wp4.dat
  • c:\Program Files\wpp.exe
  • c:\Program Files\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  • c:\Program Files\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.exe
  • %Temp%\win1.tmp
  • %Temp%\win2.tmp

Windows Vista/7:

  • Users\%UserProfile%\Desktop\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.lnk
  • Users\%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  • Users\%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\adc32.dll
  • c:\Program Files\alggui.exe
  • c:\Program Files\nuar.old
  • c:\Program Files\skynet.dat
  • c:\Program Files\svchost.exe
  • c:\Program Files\wp3.dat
  • c:\Program Files\wp4.dat
  • c:\Program Files\wpp.exe
  • c:\Program Files\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  • c:\Program Files\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro.exe
  • %Temp%\win1.tmp
  • %Temp%\win2.tmp

After the above steps have been completed, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro no longer resides on your hard disk. Due to the fact that in most cases AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro is installed with the help of additional malicious software it is recommended to scan your entire PC using genuine antivirus products such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in order to make sure that the cleaning process is done properly.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders alone is not sufficient to completely remove AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro. The following keys and settings should also be removed from the Windows registry to complete AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro removal:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\77DC0Baa-3235-4ba9-8BE8-aa9EB678FA02
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\77DC0Baa-3235-4ba9-8BE8-aa9EB678FA02
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AdbUpd

Now it is safe to say that your computer no longer harbors AKM Antivirus Pro 2010.

Conclusion

Manual AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any mistake made during removal could result in your system getting damaged. Therefore, inexperienced users are advised to use a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure complete and safe AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro removal.

A-Fast Antivirus Removal

A-Fast Antivirus is a rogue antivirus application that attempts to scare users into buying a software license by warning them of false security threats. A-Fast Antivirus reaches a user’s computer via Trojan viruses that get downloaded from dangerous websites along with fake video codec packs and from websites which promote malicious software. Once installed, A-Fast Antivirus loads itself at startup as a service that will always run on the operating system. It then performs a large number of fake system scans, returning results showing that the computer is badly infected with viruses and Trojans. It also generates fake warning pop-ups from the Windows taskbar which claim that the computer is at risk. The GUI of A-Fast Antivirus is very attractive and contributes to the illusion that his is a legitimate piece of software. A-Fast Antivirus repeatedly requests the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is incapable of cleaning out the detected ‘threats’. It is important to remember that A-Fast Antivirus is a fake application and therefore none of its versions can properly scan or clean your system. Here Remove A-Fast Antivirus you will find great infos about how to remove this threat.

A-Fast Antivirus

It is important to delete A-Fast Antivirus as soon as you find a copy on your computer. A-Fast Antivirus removal involves the stopping of processes, deletion of files and folders and removal of registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in A-Fast Antivirus removal is to kill the following process:

  • A-Fast.exe

The next step is to remove the following files and folders:

Windows XP:

  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\A-fast Antivirus.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\A-fast
  • C:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe

Windows Vista/7:

  • %User%\Desktop\A-fast Antivirus.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\A-fast
  • C:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe

Once the above two steps have been completed, your hard disk no longer contains any instances of A-Fast Antivirus. However, in order to make sure of this fact, it is recommended to scan your entire computer using legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Registry Removal Procedures

File removal alone is not sufficient to completely remove A-Fast Antivirus. It is necessary to delete the following keys and settings from the registry as well:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\A-fast
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = “1”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DosableTaskMgr” = “0”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “fast”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List “C:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe”

Now it is safe to say that you have successfully removed A-Fast Antivirus from your system.

Conclusion

Manual A-Fast Antivirus removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any wrong move made on your part could cause damage to your system. Inexperienced users are advised to make use of a legitimate virus guard application such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org to safely and efficiently remove A-Fast Antivirus. This will ensure that A-Fast Antivirus is removed from your computer before it causes any substantial damage.

Windows Security System 2010 Removal

Belonging to the same family of malware as the well-known rogue security program Vista Antispyware 2010, Windows Security System 2010 uses scare tactics to trick users into paying for its software license. Windows Security System 2010 gets installed on the user’s system via Trojans that get downloaded from malicious websites which advertise fake online security scanners. Once installed, Windows Security System 2010 proceeds to perform a large number of fake security scans on the system, generating false reports which state that the computer is under threat from malware. It also generates an endless stream of fake warning pop-ups from the Windows taskbar. Meanwhile, Windows Security System 2010 repeatedly requests the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to remove all the detected ‘threats’. It enforces this request through its GUI, through pop-ups and through the results of fake scans. This site Remove Windows Security 2010 has good infos about removing this threat from your PC.

As soon as you find a copy of this malicious program on your system, you should take steps to immediately remove Windows Security System 2010. For Windows Security System 2010 removal, it is necessary to stop processes, delete files and folders and remove registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in Windows Security System 2010 removal is to kill the following process:

  • ave.exe

The next step in Windows Security System 2010 removal is to delete the following file:

  • ave.exe

After the above steps have been completed, Windows Security System 2010 no longer resides on your hard disk. As in most cases Windows Security System 2010 is installed on victim PCs with the help of additional malicious software, manual removal of its components may not be sufficient to completely immunize the file system. As a result, it is recommended to scan the entire computer using legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders is not enough to ensure complete Windows Security System 2010 removal.

To completely remove Windows Security System 2010, you need to delete the following keys and settings from the Windows Registry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(D
  • efault)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1”

Now you have successfully removed Windows Security System 2010 from your computer.

Conclusion

Manual Windows Security System 2010 removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any mistake made during removal could cause damage to the operating system. Inexperienced users are advised to make use of a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure safe and complete Windows Security System 2010 removal.

Windows Defender 2010 Removal

Windows Defender 2010 is a rogue antimalware application that imitates the well-known and widely used Windows Defender and thereby tries to trick users in to purchasing a software license. This rogue application reaches the user’s system via Trojans that get installed from fake online PC scanners, and get downloaded along with fake video codec packs. Once installed, Windows Defender 2010 loads as a startup program and performs a large amount of fake scans on the system, returning false results that state that the computer is severely infected with dangerous malware. As its user interface is also extremely similar to the Windows Defender application developed by Microsoft for Windows, users are duped into believing that the claims made by Windows Defender 2010 are correct. The aim of all this activity is to try and get users to pay for the ‘full’ version of the software by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to remove the detected ‘threats’. However, the so-called ‘full’ version of Windows Defender 2010 is completely incapable of scanning or cleaning any computer system just as the ‘trial’ version is. Here Remove Windows Defender 2010 you will get pertinent info about this malware removal.

Windows Defender 2010

As soon as you find a copy of this rogue program on your computer, you should take measures to delete Windows Defender 2010. The process of Windows Defender 2010 removal involves deleting files and folders and removing registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in Windows Defender 2010 removal is to delete the following files:

Windows XP:

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Windows Defender 2010.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Defender 2010

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  • Users\%User%\Desktop\Windows Defender 2010.lnk
  • Users\%User%\\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Defender 2010

Once the above files and folders have been removed, Windows Defender 2010 no longer resides on your hard disk. At this point it is crucial to scan the entire PC using legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor With Antivirus in order to make sure that there are no additional threats installed.

Registry Removal Procedures

File removal alone is not sufficient to properly remove Windows Defender 2010. It is required to delete the following keys and settings from the registry to complete Windows Defender 2010 removal:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Defender 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Defender 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Windows Defender 2010?

Once these steps have been completed, you have successfully completed Windows Defender 2010 removal.

Conclusion

It is not recommended for inexperienced users to attempt to remove Windows Defender 2010 manually, as any mistake made during removal could cause damage to your system. In order to ensure safe and efficient Windows Defender 2010 removal, inexperienced users should use a web-based scanning/cleaning system such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Trust Doctor Removal

Trust Doctor is a rogue anti-spyware application that belongs to the dangerous WiniSoft family of malware and uses the same tactics as its relatives to try and convince users to purchase a software license. Trust Doctor reaches a user’s computer via Trojan viruses that get downloaded from dangerous websites along with fake video codec packs. Once installed, Trust Doctor loads itself at startup and creates a number of harmless files on the hard disk. It then performs a large number of fake system scans, returning results showing that the computer is badly infected with malware by flagging the previously created harmless files as dangerous malware applications. It also generates fake warning pop-ups from the Windows taskbar which claim that the computer is at risk. The GUI of Trust Doctor closely resembles that of Windows Security Center, which further adds to the illusion that this is a legitimate program. Trust Doctor repeatedly requests the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is incapable of cleaning out the detected ‘threats’. It is important to remember that Trust Doctor is a fake application and therefore none of its versions can properly scan or clean your system. Check here Remove Trust Doctor to learn how to remove this malware.

Trust Doctor

As soon as you find a copy of this malicious software on your computer, you should take steps to remove Trust Doctor. Trust Doctor removal is a process which involves the stopping of processes, deregistering of DLL files, deletion of files and folders and the removal of registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in Trust Doctor removal is to kill the following processes:

  • TrustDoctor.exe
  • .exe

The next step in Trust Doctor removal is to unregister the following DLL files:

  • 10566wormz5e.dll
  • 2325viruz9.dll

Next, it is necessary to delete the following files and folders from your computer:

Windows XP:

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\1 TrustDoctor.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\TrustDoctor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\101213zo9m49d5.cpl
  • c:\WINDOWS\10566wormz5e.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\2325viruz9.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\15274hzcktool3d59.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\77481tzoj56fc.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\.exe
  • %Temp%\.exe

Windows Vista/7:

  • c:\Users\Public\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\1 TrustDoctor.lnk
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\ Users\Public \Start Menu\Programs\TrustDoctor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\TrustDoctor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\TrustDoctor Software\TrustDoctor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\101213zo9m49d5.cpl
  • c:\WINDOWS\10566wormz5e.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\2325viruz9.dll
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\15274hzcktool3d59.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\77481tzoj56fc.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\.exe
  • %Temp%\.exe

Once the above files have been removed, any instances of Trust Doctor no longer exist on your hard disk. In order to make sure that no additional malware reside on your PC it is recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files alone is not sufficient to completely delete Trust Doctor. The following registry keys and settings should be deleted as well:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TrustDoctor
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “TrustDoctor”

After you have completed the above steps, you have successfully removed Trust Doctor.

Conclusion

Manual Trust Doctor removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any wrong move made on your part could cause damage to your system. Inexperienced users are advised to make use of a legitimate antivirus application such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org to safely and efficiently remove Trust Doctor.