Antimalware Doctor is a rogue antispyware program that distributed and installed throught trojans. The rogue detects false infections and displays numerous fake security warnings in order to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with a lot of malware. It hopes that you will then purchase a full version of Antimalware Doctor.
When the trojan that installs Antimalware Doctor is started, it will download, then install the rogue on to your computer. During installation, the fake antispyware application will be registered in the Windows registry to run automatically when Windows loads. Immediately after launch, Antimalware Doctor will start to scan your computer and reports a lot of various infections that will not be fixed unless you first purchase the software. Important to know, all of these infections are a fake and do not actually exist on your computer.
What is more, Antimalware Doctor constantly displays various security alerts. However, all of these alerts ara fake and like the false scan results supposed to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. So you can safely ignore all that the parasitic program gives you.
As you can see, Antimalware Doctor is a scam that created with one purpose to trick you into purchasing so-called “full” version of the program. If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, then be quick and take effort to remove it immediately. Use the removal guide below to remove Antimalware Doctor from your computer for free.
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Antimalware Doctor.exe] C:\Windows\System32\Antimalware Doctor.exe
Use the following instructions to remove Antimalware Doctor (Uninstall instructions)
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer.
Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MalwareBytes Anti-malware onto your computer. 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.
MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
As MalwareBytes Anti-malware will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main menu. You will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Make sure the “Perform quick scan” option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Antimalware Doctor infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear that it has completed scanning successfully. Click OK. Now click “Show 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 all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected” button to remove Antimalware Doctor. MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now remove all of associated Antimalware Doctor files and registry keys and add them to the programs’ quarantine. When MalwareBytes Anti-malware has finished removing the infection, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note 1: if you can not download, install, run or update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, then follow the steps: Malwarebytes won`t install, run or update – How to fix it.
Note 2: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Note 3: your current antispyware and antivirus software let the infection through ? Then you may want to consider purchasing the FULL version of MalwareBytes Anti-malware to protect your computer in the future.
Antimalware Doctor creates the following files and folders
Antimalware Doctor creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antimalware Doctor Inc
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antimalware Doctor Inc\Antimalware Doctor
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Antimalware Doctor.exe