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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Antivir, Antivirus 8 , AVGAntivirus2011

Fake AVG Antivirus 2011

In order to stay relevant and ahead of the fold, developers of rogue antispyware tools such as the Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 have had to circumvent efforts by the online security industry by choosing how they name their rogue products very carefully. This is why the Fake AVG Antivirus 2011, which hails from the same family as Antivir and Antivirus 8, so strongly resembles the popular genuine security application’s name, in an effort to fool users into paying for their fake software. Despite the efforts by Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 to gain credibility by hijacking another brand, it does not change the fact that Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is a harmful and seditious software application.

The developers behind Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 did not intend it to be a real security tool and designed it with an exclusive goal in mind; to rip its victims off. Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will stop at nothing to accomplish this feat, even if it means causing irreparable damage to its victims’ systems. It is difficult to detect Fake AVG Antivirus 2011’s infiltration as it enters the system on the sly through seditious Trojans. These Trojans are spread via the expected route of bundled downloads and sneaky browser hijackers. The problem with identifying and removing Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 is that the infection will remain dormant on the system until it’s too late. Once the infection roots itself in the system the user will find it difficult to get rid of Fake AVG Antivirus 2011.

Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 will start its attack on the system by using making use of fake security notifications. These notifications were designed to create panic in the users, and also to place Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 in a position of authority. Do not believe any of the fake security alerts generated by Fake AVG Antivirus 2011, and accept all correspondence received from this rogue as incredibly suspect.

This rogue will be responsible for the very irregularities it will report on, and will cripple the system and leave it utterly worthless. Users will have no control over their systems until they pay for Fake AVG Antivirus 2011. Many PC owners have complained about being unable to establish a successful Internet connection, while being unable to launch most executables on the PC. This is because Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 wants to prevent the user from running or downloading a security application which will detect and remove Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 from the system. Other victims of Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 complained about increased erratic behavior and poor system performance.

Users infected with Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 has also complained about being unable to launch any type of Internet browser. Although this is an extremely irritating and inconvenient symptom of Fake AVG Antivirus 2011, users are able to easily fix this.

Follow these instructions in order to be able to launch Internet browsers again:

For XP users, click on Start, select Run and type regedit. Click on the OK button and RegEdit should launch.

For Vista / Windows 7 users Click on the Windows Start button, and then click on Run. In the Run dialog box type regedit, then either press the Enter button or click the OK button on the Run dialog box.

Once Regedit launches, search for the following entries and delete them:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionschrome.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsfirefox.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsiexplore.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsopera.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionssafari.exe

This action should restore your ability to launch Internet browsers and will allow you to download a security tool which will permanently eliminate the Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 from your PC.

Take back what is rightfully yours and erase Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 from the system. In order to completely obliterate Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 benefit from the removal power of a genuine security tool which will not only erase Fake AVG Antivirus 2011 but also protect your PC against future similar threats and attacks.

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  1. Sara Tucker Feb 3, 2011

    Thank you so much for giving instructions on how to enable web browsing again. After doing so, I was able to go online and download my upgrade to my antivirus software and get rid of the virus that was infecting my computer.

  2. Pcthreat Feb 4, 2011

    We are glad to help you

  3. Yve Feb 25, 2011

    Thanks so much for the help on this. I was able to go right in and take care of the problem right away! Keep doing what you do!

  4. Pcthreat Jan 31, 2012


    You're welcome

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