Microsoft® Windows® Antivirus Removal Tool
What is Windows antivirus removal tool and how this can be removed from the system?
Windows antivirus is fake software to degrade the system performance. This is not only affecting the system performance but also will steal data from the system. This will create various issues once entered in to the system. If you install any video codec comes with the Trojan, then this fake software will enter in to the system. Zlob Trojans are mainly responsible for the entry of this fake software. After entering in to the system this will start some fake scanning and will display various fake alerts that the system filled with various malwares. So the user will be pushed to purchase the full version of this software. This fake software present in various versions such Windows Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2010 etc. all these are fake and will affect the system badly. You have to remove all the components of the system to remove this software completely from the system.
Following are the various methods to remove Windows antivirus from the system:
- Using registry
- Process termination
- Tips to resolve issues
All the applications installed in to a system are kept in the Windows registry. Because of this itself, the chance of infections in this registry is more. So, you need to remove them from the registry also. Regedit is the command used to edit the registry in the system. It will bring the registry edit window. You need to be very careful while editing the system registry because improper registry entries may affect the working of your system. This method is recommended only to experts. You can also remove this from your system by deleting the files of fake antivirus.
Termination of a process is the process of stopping the running process of that software. Windows Task Manager is used to terminate the processes in the system. Pressing 'Alt+ Ctrl+Del simultaneously will bring the task manager. Then you need to select the process tab and you need to terminate the process. Before going to terminate the process, you need to know all the processes utilized by Windows antivirus pro.
Since the improper removal of Windows antivirus software can make various issues, you have to remember detain important things. The most common type of issues is error message which prevent the removal of associated files. The reason behind this issue is the background running of those files. In this case you need to either use safe mode removal methods or any of the online removers. If you do not remove the files using Task Manger or Registry with proper care, there is a chance of loss of necessary processes and files. So, if you are not familiar with the removal process, it is better to use the third party softwares to remove it.
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