Antivirii 2011 is a malicious program from the same family of malware as Antivirus Clean 2011 which pretends to be an antivirus software. In reality, the program blocks legitimate antispyware and antivirus tools, hijacks browsers, redirects you to malicious websites, displays numerous fake security alerts and nag screens in order to trick you into thinking your computer is heavy infected. Antivirii 2011 will state that all you have to do in order to cure your computer is purchase the full version of the software. Important to note, the program is unable to detect and remove any infections, so do not pay for the bogus software, simply ignore all that it will display you.
Like other rogues from same family, Antivirii 2011 is distributed with the help of trojans or through the use of advertisements which pretends to be an online malware scanner. This advertisement will state that you computer is infected and all you have to do in order to cure your computer is install the software. Important to know, this online scanner is a fake and cannot detect any viruses or infections on your PC. The results that are displayed are totally fabricated!
During installation, Antivirii will configure itself to start automatically every time when Windows loads. Once started, it will perform a system scan and “detect” a lot of infected files, trojans, worms, and so on, that will not be fixed unless you first purchase the full version of the program. Of course, this is not necessary. The scan results, as well as the “system scan”, is nothing but a scam. Antivirii 2011 cannot detect and remove any infections, as well as not be able to protect you from possible infections in the future. Thus, you can safely ignore all that the rogue antispyware will show you.
While Antivirii 2011 is running, it will display a wide variety of alerts, reminders, security messages from Windows task. Some of the alerts:
Your computer is in danger!
Antivirii 2011 has detected some serious threats to your computer!
These viruses need to be eliminated immedeately ! Please click this icon to remove threats.
Your system is infected!
Your computer is compromised by hackers, adware, malware and worms!
Antivirii 2011 can remove this infection. Please click this icon to remove threats.
However, like the scan results, all of these alerts, screens and pop-ups are a fake. Feel free to ignore all of them.
As you can see Antivirii 2011 is a fraudulent program that you should to try to remove immediately after the discovery on the your computer. Do not be fooled into buying the program! Instead of doing so, follow the removal guidelines below in order to remove Antivirii 2011 and any associated malware from your computer for free.
Use the following instructions to remove Antivirii 2011 (Uninstall instructions)
It is possible that the rogue will not allow you to run a malware removal tools, then you will need to 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.
Now you should download Malwarebytes Anti-malware and remove all Antivirii 2011 associated malware.
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. Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Now click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Antivirii 2011 associated malware. 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”. Make sure all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected”.
Your system should now be free of the Antivirii 2011 virus. If you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Antivirii 2011 removal notes
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: 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.
Antivirii 2011 creates the following files and folders
Antivirii 2011 creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Security