Belonging to the well-known Wini family of viruses, SystemArmor is a rogue security program that tricks users into purchasing its license. This malicious application reaches the user’s computer via Trojans that get downloaded from malicious websites and along with fake video codec packs which claim to be essential for watching particular videos. Once installed, SystemArmor proceeds to perform endless fake scans on the computer, returning false results which claim that the system is severely infected with dangerous malware. SystemArmor also generates a large number of fake pop-ups from the Windows Taskbar. While all this is going on, SystemArmor repeatedly requests the user to purchase the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the ‘trial’ version which is already installed is not sufficient to remove the detected ‘threats’. However, as this is a fake application, there is no way that any of its versions could clean any computer. This site Remove System Armor has all the infos you need to remove this threat from your system.

SystemArmor

If you find a copy of this rogue software on your computer, you should immediately take steps to remove SystemArmor. In order to remove SystemArmor, you need to stop its processes, delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step towards SystemArmor removal is to stop the following processes:

  • SystemArmor.exe
  • uninstall.exe

The next step you need to take in order to delete SystemArmor is to remove the following files and folders from your system:

Windows XP:

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\SystemArmor.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\1 SystemArmor.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\SystemArmor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\
  • %Temp%\

Windows Vista/7:

  • c:\%USER%\Desktop\SystemArmor.lnk
  • c:\%USER%\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor
  • c:\%USER%\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\1 SystemArmor.lnk
  • c:\%USER%\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\2 Homepage.lnk
  • c:\%USER%\\Start Menu\Programs\SystemArmor\3 Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\SystemArmor.exe
  • c:\Program Files\SystemArmor Software\SystemArmor\uninstall.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\
  • %Temp%\

Now it is safe to say that SystemArmor no longer resides within your file system. However, even if the manual procedures have been followed, it is best recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in order to make sure that there are no components left behind or additional infections.

Registry Removal Procedures

File removal alone is not sufficient to properly remove SystemArmor. It is required to delete the following keys and settings for complete SystemArmor removal:

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

Now your computer is completely safe from SystemArmor.

Conclusion

Manual SystemArmor removal is not recommended for inexperienced users as any wrong move on the part of the user during removal could cause damage to the operating system. Therefore inexperienced users are requested to make use of a web-based cleaning service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or a legitimate antivirus application such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus for proper and complete SystemArmor removal.

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