Automatic / Manual removal of Rogue Anti Virus/Anti Spyware programs


Automatic Removal of Generic Rogue Anti Virus/Anti Spyware programs

I would first suggest you try using an automatic method of removing these programs. This way you make sure you get all the guts of the programs out of your computers system. You can do this by the following process:

Note : Do not reboot the computer between running Rkill and malwarebytes as the process's will start again if you restart the computer.

If your computer still has any of these types of programs after the automatic removal process we can try a manual removal.

Manual removal of Generic Rogue Anti Virus/Anti Spyware programs

These fake programs normally have executable files located on your comptuer that run everytime the computer is loaded up. The hard part is identifying them from legitimate processes. Once you have found the rogue process you can follow some steps to remove them. Most of these programs store the executables in the following locations, so these are the best places to look :

Windows XP

Windows Vista and 7

Ok so i have a had a fake program in the past that created the file c:\ProgramData\gLgGdDk08400\gLgGdDk08400.exe These fake spyware programs are generic and do the same sorts of things so i will use this filename above in my example below.

So bearing in this in mind we can do the following to remove it. First start the computer in safe mode by pressing f8 when the computer starts.

Note : Before you do this please make sure you have a valid restore point for your computer and have personal documents backed up. You will be editing the registry. Any mistakes can cause irreversible damage, we take no responisibilty for any issue that may arise by following this.

To Finish off and just to be on the save side run a full spyware using malwarebytes and a virus scan.


Disclaimer: By using any of the software mentioned in this document you are adhering to their terms and conditions of use. I do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage or disruption to your data or computer system that may occur while using the software mentioned in this document.
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