Antivirus Pro 2010 is a fake antivirus program (rogue antispyware software). Antivirus Pro 2010 uses system warnings and alerts, pop-ups, false scan results in order to trick you into buying the software. The scareware does not offer any protection to computer!
Once Antivirus Pro 2010 installed, it will automatically start every time Windows is started. Once running, Antivirus Pro 2010 will scan your computer and display false scan results that state the PC is infected with a lot of trojans and viruses. All these scan results are fake! These infections not exist on your computer, so you can safely ignore them.
Antivirus Pro 2010
When Antivirus Pro 2010 is running your PC will show fake security alerts from Windows taskbar and nag screens. Some of the alerts:
A piece of malicious code was found in your system which can
replicate itself if no action taken. Click here to have your system
cleaned by Antivirus Pro 2010.
Your system was found to be infected with intercepting
programs. These can log your activity and damage your
privacy. Click here for Antivirus Pro 2010 spyware removal.
Also the program will display fake Windows Security Center that will recommend you use Antivirus Pro 2010. Instead of doing so, use these Antivirus Pro 2010 removal instructions below in order to remove this infection and any associated malware from your computer for free.
More Antivirus Pro 2010 Screen Shoots
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Antivirus Pro 2010] “C:\Program Files\AntivirusPro_2010\AntivirusPro_2010.exe” /hide
Use the following instructions to remove Antivirus Pro 2010 (Uninstall instructions)
1. Remove Antivirus Pro 2010 main components.
Please download OTM by OldTimer from hereand save it to desktop.
Run OTM. Copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] "Antivirus Pro 2010"=-
You will see window similar to the one below.
Click the red Moveit! button. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.
2. Remove Antivirus Pro 2010 associated malware.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for Antivirus Pro 2010 infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start Antivirus Pro 2010 removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Antivirus Pro 2010 creates the following files and folders
Antivirus Pro 2010 creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\antivirus pro 2010