How to Remove Antivirus Soft from Windows

29 May

Antivirus Soft is a fake spyware removing form of malware, that stops you from running any programs or antispyware to remove it.  My computer was hijacked by this malware the other day and I thought I would make an easy how-to guide on how to remove it.

1. Restart computer

2. During startup, press and hold “F8.”

3. Choose to run computer in “safe mode with networking.”  This will stop your computer from loading programs that normally load during start-up, including Antivirus Soft, while still allowing you to access the internet.

4. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.  This program is free for scanning and removing malware.  If you want real-time protection, you can purchase a subscription, but this is not necessary.

Choose “Download Free Version”:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

5. Install the Malwarebytes program, and run any needed updates.

6. Perform a “Full-scan” with the Malwarebytes program.  This took me around 30 mins.  Go get some coffee or something to eat during this time.

7. Delete any forms of malware that were found.

8. Restart computer and load normally.

9. You are now Antivirus Soft-free!

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