Avoid the Headaches of Antivirus2010
If you’re ever prompted to install Antivirus2010 make sure you do not install it! This warning is not just limited to Antivirus 2010 but also the other products by the same authors, Antivirus2008 and Antivirus2009. It does a great job of tricking people into purchasing this terrible product so buyer beware. There are multiple ways to get this onto your computer. It’s available through online advertisements and poses itself as an antivirus scanner. If you accidentally or intentionally click on the banner advertisement, you will be given a generated report with a whole list of false viruses that may be on your computer. This tactic is how the product attempts to scare people into buying it. Another way for it to appear on your computer is through a Trojan that installs it onto your computer without your consent.
Once Antivirus2010 has infected your computer it will crash your computer and load a fake blue screen. The fake message on the Blue Screen will look like this:
“***STOP: 0×000000D1 (0×0000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC000000)
A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
If this is the first time you’ve seen this Stop error screen, restart you computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
-Click to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask you software manufacturer for any antivirus updates you might need.
-Windows detected unregistered version of Antivirus 2010 protection on your computer. If problem continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer damage and data loss.”
If in fact you do have this software on your computer it is advisable to remove it as soon as possible. Here are some steps you can take to remove it:
Delete Antivirus2010 files:
• c:\Program Files\AV2010
• c:\Program Files\AV2010\AV2010.exe
• c:\Program Files\AV2010\svchost.exe
• c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\AV2010.lnk
• c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010
• c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\AV2010.lnk
• c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\Uninstall.lnk
Remove Antivirus2010 registry entries:
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Windows Gamma Display”
For most average computer users attempting to uninstall this type of software can be a never ending headache! Chances are you may accidentally delete the wrong file or you may miss some of the important files to remove. Your best option is to find antivirus software that you trust to remove it from your system, something like ZookaWare PC Cleaner.
ZookaWare PC Cleaner is great software that can help remove AntiVirus2010 so that you don’t have to worry about missing any important files, or even deleting necessary files. They have such confidence in their product that they guarantee 100% removal of all unwanted software on your computer. If their spyware doesn’t find the problem then their programmers will personally send you an update that guarantees the removal of whatever is on your computer within 24 hours.