Removal of Windows Antivirus 2010
Want to remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from your system? Read on
There are many different types of malwares known to be in existence and they are all designed to cause serious issues with the working of the system. Fake antivirus programs are those software that are designed to look like real antivirus programs but are malwares instead. Windows Antivirus 2010 is a fake security program that has become very common around the world. Windows Antivirus 2010 usually gets installed on the system without users consent and after it gets installed, it modifies the operating system in such a way that Windows Antivirus 2010 is started up along with the operating system and it runs in the background. Windows Antivirus 2010 eats up all of the system resources and cause excessive slowdown.
Following details give users more information regarding ways to remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from computers:
- Malware removal tools
- Command Prompt
- Manual removal
Malware removal tools
The most effective way to remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from computers is with the help of malware removal tools. Malware removal tools come with definitions of malwares such as Windows Antivirus 2010 and these definitions can be used to find infections hiding within the system. Malware removal tools such as Malwarebytes' Antimalware or Spybot Search and Destroy can be used to remove Windows Antivirus 2010.
Command prompt utility on your system can be also used to remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from computers. After starting the system in the safe mode with command prompt, users can enter '- s - h *. * /s /d' command to view suspicious files on the system and then these can be removed with DEL command. In case the folder containing the infection cannot be removed using the DEL command, then '–H –A and –S' command can be used to change attributes of the folder so as to make it removable. Then, the registry entries created by Windows Antivirus 2010 should be removed from the system.
Another way to remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from computers is to do so manually. To manually remove Windows Antivirus 2010 from computers, users have to terminate the process associated with Windows Antivirus 2010 and then remove all '.dll' files associated with the infection. After the files are removed, users need to check the registry of the system for entries created by Windows Antivirus 2010 and then remove them too. If malware is associated with some freeware application, then even such software should be uninstalled or removed.
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