Av-fox.com is a new fake security web site, that created to promote and distribute a malicious program called Antivir Solution Pro. The program classified as rogue antispyware applications because it reports a lot of fake infections and displays numerous nag screens, fake security warning and popups with one purpose to trick you into buying the software. During installation, this malware will configure your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) by changing its proxy settings in such a way that it can redirect you from sites that you want to visit to the av-fox.com.
On av-fox.com you will see a warning that stats “Internet Explorer Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer!”. Do not believe everything what it says. All of this forgery, as well as the program Antivir Solution Pro that generates it. Both, parts of a deception, which is designed to make you buy the full version of this fake security program.
If you find that your computer is infected with this malware and your browser is redirected to av-fox.com, then most important do not purchase anything here. Ignore all that Antivir Solution Pro gives you and uninstall it asap. Use the step by step removal instructions or the removal guide below which will help you to remove av-fox.com browser hijacker and any associated malware from your computer for free.
Automatic removal instructions for av-fox.com browser hijacker
1. Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking.
Restart your computer.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, Windows Advanced Options menu appears similar to the one below.
Windows Advanced Options menu
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with networking and then press ENTER.
2. Reset Internet Explorer Proxy options.
Run Internet Explorer, Click Tools -> Internet Options as as shown in the screen below.
Internet Explorer – Tools menu
You will see window similar to the one below.
Internet Explorer – Internet options
Select Connections Tab and click to Lan Settings button. You will see an image similar as shown below.
Internet Explorer – Lan settings
Uncheck “Use a proxy server” box. Click OK to close Lan Settings and Click OK to close Internet Explorer settings.
3. Remove av-fox.com hijacker 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. 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 removal process. When disinfection is completed, 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.