Trend Micro Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) Removal Tool helps you remove and delete fake antivirus applications. Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) threats have been rampant in the past few years. This download is the executable. If your infection is not allowing you to run executables, please see the description for 2 different versions of the tool to work around that issue.
One reason why FAKEAV infections have become well-known to users is because they have visual payloads. Variants of the malware family often display pop-up messages telling users that their machines have been infected. This may cause panic among users, pressuring them to purchase rogue antivirus applications in the hope of resolving the issue. Users, however, should never purchase antivirus software from unknown sources.
Solution: To help clean the FakeAV infection, download the FakeAV Removal Tool. This tool is still in the beta stage.
Before running the tool, please note the following:
Disable or unload any installed antivirus products that may conflict with the Fake AV Removal Tool.
Make sure to run the Fake AV Removal Tool in normal mode with the Fake AV running on the system (i.e., with the visual payload).
To use the tool, please do the following:
1. Some fake AVs will attempt to block the tool's execution, so you can choose to download one of the following packages:
Package A: svchost.exe - Use this if the Fake AV blocks extraction of ZIP files. Most users will want this. Note: There is no need to extract the package.
Package B: svchost.zip - Use this if the Fake AV block executables only and there are no other user interactions. Download and extract the package.
2. Run the executable file. If you downloaded either Package A or Package B, the executable file will be named "svchost.exe". For package C, the executable file will be named "FakeAVremover.exe".
Note: If you are using Windows Vista/7, right-click on the tool and choose Run as administrator to make sure that the application is not blocked from running.
3. Accept the license agreement.
4. Go to the Settings tab.
5. Click Update Now.
6. Go to the Scan tab.
7. Run a scan by clicking Scan All Processes.
To provide feedback or report issues, do either of the following:
Click the Settings tab, then click Report Site.
Send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The solution above helps you remove and delete fake antivirus applications such as the following:
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