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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Earth Antivirus

It has become increasingly more difficult for users to distinguish between genuine and rogue security tools thanks to rubbish applications like Earth Antivirus. This harmful rogue antispyware application emanates from the same vindictive family of rogues as Green AV and Eco Antivirus. It follows the expected pattern of infection most typical rogue applications use, which includes bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers.

Shortly after rooting itself securely in the system, Earth Antivirus will initiate a fake system scan which will inevitably yield fake security warnings about supposed dire infections crippling the system. This should be ignored, as there is no evidence to substantiate this. These false system scans will start each time the user logs on to Windows.

As a further attack on the system Earth Antivirus will spam the user with incessant pop ups acting as security messages. These falsely generated security messages will attempt to panic the user into paying for its utterly worthless software, by informing the user that his system is under attack. Some of the fake threats Earth Antivirus will report on include Spyware.KnownBadSites, Infostealer.Banker.E and Win32.Rbot.fm.

Other symptoms reported by victims of Earth Antivirus include blocked Internet connections, and the inability to launch any type of executable on the system. This is done in an effort by the rogue to prevent the user from running or downloading any type of program which may be able to detect and destroy Earth Antivirus off the system.

In order to limit the destruction this rogue will definitely cause to the system, rather get rid of Earth Antivirus immediately. This can best be achieved by using a properly functioning security tool which will not only obliterate Earth Antivirus but also protect against similar attacks in future.

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How to manually remove Earth Antivirus

Files associated with Earth Antivirus infection:

ErV_paid.exe
ergui.exe
Earth Antivirus .lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\ Earth Antivirus
Earth Antivirus .lnk
ErV_paid.exe
ergui.exe

Earth Antivirus processes to kill:

ergui.exe
ErV_paid.exe
ergui.exe
ErV_paid.exe

Remove Earth Antivirus registry entries:

Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\err
Earth
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Comments

  1. dc Jul 20, 2010

    miserable nuisance....would rather not have a computer than subscribe to Earth

  2. user 1 Jul 22, 2010

    got rid of earthav and banner by deleting the following files :
    m7h3pvbt.defaulpref.js ( or "is" , blurry screen! ) script file
    m7h3pvbt.default
    I found the above files in: appdata\mozilla\firefox\profiles. some sites suggested deleting : gsl.dll but when i did that Firefox would not work, so I restored it from recycle bin. I *****ume if U use IE, the string would be the same except U go to IE folder?
    Also deleted Earth folder in HKey current user

  3. pk Aug 10, 2010

    earth antivirus is a pain in the *****. get rid of it as soon as you see it

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