Virus Doctor is a fake (rogue) antispyware program that uses scare tactics (display fake alerts and false positives) to trick you into buying the fake software. This program is distributed through the use of popups that your PC has a security risk. If you close this popup then will open a webpage looking as online antimalware scanner, but in reality it is just a fake online scanner designed to make you think you are infected.
During installation, Virus Doctor is set to start automatically when your computer starts. Once running, it will scan your computer and list a large amount of infections. Then, Virus Doctor said that you should purchase the program in order to remove them and protect your computer. Computer users are urged to avoid purchasing this bogus program!
Virus Doctor generates false security alerts such as the following:
Malicious applications which can contain trojans found on your PC need to be immediately removed. Click here to remove these potentially harmful items immediately with Virus Doctor.
An unauthorized program has been prevented from accessing your PC.#Port:433 from 22.214.171.124
These fake alerts may drastically slow the performance of your computer. Please ignore these warnings. Use the free instructions below for removing the Virus Doctor and any associated malware from your PC.
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log.
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Virus Doctor] “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\927e\VDoca582.exe” /s /d
Use the following instructions to remove Virus Doctor (Uninstall instructions).
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. The scan may take some time to finish,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. 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.