What is Titan Antivirus 2013?
Titan Antivirus 2013 is a rogue antispyware application that looks like a genuine computer security tool. However, this sophisticated design is there to trick you into thinking that the program is a real antivirus application and it is there to protect you from harm. Unfortunately, the only thing that Titan Antivirus 2013 cares about is money, and it tries to get its hands (figuratively speaking) on your credit card information in order to tap into your financial funds. You need to remove Titan Antivirus 2013 if you want to protect your money and your computer from dire consequences.
Where does Titan Antivirus 2013 come from?
Luckily, it is easy to track Titan Antivirus 2013’s associations and so it gives us a clear picture of what we can expect of this infection. The rogue is a direct descendent of such infections as PC Defender 360, PC Defender Plus and other similar fake AVs. Considering that such programs often use various distribution methods, Titan Antivirus 2013 can enter the target system in a variety of ways. It may come with Trojan infection, or be hidden in a spam email attachment. It is also possible for the installation file to be hiding in a fake online video code, or behind an external link received from a spam account on social networking website.
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What does Titan Antivirus 2013 do?
Just like any other rogue, Titan Antivirus 2013 adds new entries into the registry that allows the program to auto-start together with Windows. This way, each time you turn on your computer the rogue initiates a full system scan. This scan is fake and even if Titan Antivirus 2013 says that you are infected with such malware programs as Trojan.JS.Fraud.ba, Hoax.HTML.Agent.i or Trojan-Download.JS.Agent.fl it is not true. Consequently, you must also ignore all the fake notifications that pop-up on your screen, because they are there only to support the fraudulent claims of this malicious infection:
ALERT! System scan for spyware, adware, trojans and viruses has been finished. Titan Antivirus 2013 detected 52 critical system objects. These security breaches may be exploited and lead to the following
* Your system becomes a target for spam and bulky, intruding ADs
* Browser crashes frequently and web access speed decreases
* Your personal files, photos, documents and passwords get stolen
* Your computer is used for criminal activity behind your back
* Bank details and credit card information get disclosed
Probably the only warning that you should take seriously is the one that mention possible credit card information disclosure to third parties. However, the one after your credit card data is not some non-existent Trojan infection, it’s Titan Antivirus 2013 itself. And it will try to lure the information out of you by asking you to purchase the full version of the program for 99.99 USD.
How to remove Titan Antivirus 2013?
It goes without saying that you mustn’t pay a single cent for this program that cannot deliver. What is more, Titan Antivirus 2013 may also block various legitimate programs in order to protect itself from being removed. This way the rogue successfully ties your hands, but you can crash its defense by registering it manually. From here, you can choose whether you remove Titan Antivirus 2013 manually or automatically.
Automatic Titan Antivirus 2013 Removal
Automatic removal is your best option, because it is fast and efficient, and at the same time you invest in a computer security program that later on protects you from similar infections. What is more, it is safer than manual removal, because only experienced computer users should try deleting all the rogue-related files on their own. Follow the steps below to register the rogue and remove it automatically:
- Activate Titan Antivirus 2013 with the following activation key:
- Access http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/spyhunter.
- Download and install SpyHunter.
- Run a full system scan and remove the infection.
Manual Titan Antivirus 2013 Removal
As it has been mentioned above, you should proceed with manual removal ONLY if you are a computer expert, because tampering with registry may result in deleting important system files that may seriously impair your computer. However, if you are sure you can make, carry on at your own risk.
Terminate these processes via Task Manager: %CommonAppData%\ifdstore\TitanAntivirus2013.exe
%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\Titan Antivirus 2013.exe
Open Registry Editor and delete these entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "idefsvc" = "%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\TitanAntivirus2013.exe /min"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = "4g"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\TitanAntivirus2013.exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\[random].exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "idefsvc" = "%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\[random].exe /min"Remove these files:%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Titan Antivirus 2013\
%CommonAppData%\ifdstore\Titan Antivirus 2013.exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Titan Antivirus 2013\Titan Antivirus 2013 Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Titan Antivirus 2013\Remove Titan Antivirus 2013.lnk
%Desktop%\Titan Antivirus 2013.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Titan Antivirus 2013\Titan Antivirus 2013.lnk