What is Antivirus 10?
Be careful if you suddenly find Antivirus 10 on your computer because it is quite likely that you do not remember installing this software. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is a rogue anti-spyware program that could pose a threat to your system security, not to mention that its alleged virus scans are totally fake and annoying as well. If you happened to engage with any content coming from rogue software, you may find yourself on malicious websites or download malicious infections. Unfortunately, if this infection is present on your system, it is quite possible that you will also find other malware threats. This obviously means multiple system security threats that can make your computer really vulnerable. If you want to save the day and your privacy as well, we advise you to remove Antivirus 10 as soon as possible.
Where does Antivirus 10 come from?
The most likely way for this rogue anti-spyware software to slither onto your system without your noticing it is to be spread in freeware bundles. Our researchers have not found an official or promotional website that would offer this software as an anti-virus program to download. This means that schemers include this application in different bundled installers that could contain a bunch of other malware infections as well. This is how you may infect your computer with adware applications, keyloggers, rogue programs as well as potentially unwanted programs at the same time. Infecting your system with such a lot could cripple your computer after some time. We suggest that you be more cautious with your clicks and the choice of websites you use for downloading free programs and files, not to mention updates. You should always stick to official and reputable websites because otherwise there is a chance that you land on suspicious file-sharing pages and with one single click on corrupt third-party content you could infect your system with a whole bundle of threats. This is the kind of situation when you will not get away with deleting Antivirus 10 alone.
But you can also easily infect your computer with such malicious software packages if there are adware infections on your system. These infections can display all kinds of unreliable third-party advertisements while you are surfing the web. One click and your computer could be soon in danger; that is all it takes. Of course, usually, you also need to install the downloaded bundle so you would still have a chance to stop the infection, i.e., nip it in the bud. Be careful every time you are dealing with a bundle because some may not even share their real content. Usually these packages disclose their components in the license agreement, which is mostly ignored by users, or on the first panel of the installation wizard. Skipping this step could mean that you allow several useless but potentially harmful applications to come on board. Therefore, we recommend that you find a trustworthy online malware scanner to identify all possible threats on your system right after you remove Antivirus 10.
How does Antivirus 10 work?
This rogue program is a real scam. Our malware specialists say that even the system scan it does is a complete sham. It is very annoying and distracting as it keeps displaying its error messages when it claims to detect a “network attack” or other infections. This tool however will not fix your supposed problems at all. Instead, it opens your Internet Explorer and loads different potentially unsafe websites, including pornographic pages. These may contain a number of third-party ads that could pose a threat if clicked on. You could easily be taken to questionable websites run by cyber crooks and get scammed out of your hard-earned money or simply drop another malware bundle onto your machine. As you can see now, you have a totally useless and unreliable program on board that can easily present to you dangerous content. So why would you even hesitate to want to delete Antivirus 10 from your computer?
How can I delete Antivirus 10?
The easiest way to eliminate this threat is evidently to install a decent anti-malware program that is reputable and does its job perfectly. With such a tool you could automatically safeguard your system and your files, and you would not have to spend time and have headaches about manually trying to detect and remove malware infections. However, if you are up to the challenge, you can use our manual instructions below. It may require some skills from you to be able to identify the rogue program but our guide should give you enough clues to be able to do so. If you want to make sure that cyber criminals cannot easily take advantage of you and your computer, we also recommend that you keep all your programs and drivers always updated using only official sources.
Remove Antivirus 10 from Windows
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
- Find the malicious process. It could have a name, such as “AV10PRT.exe”
- Before you click End task, we suggest that you open the properties of the process to find out about the Location field’s content. This will make easier for you to find the malicious program.
- Close the Task Manager.
- Tap Win+E.
- Find and bin the malicious program and its related files.
- Tap Win+Q and type in regedit. Hit the Enter key.
- Delete “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SecuritySoft” registry value name.
- Close the editor.
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your system.
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