How To Remove Antivirus Pro 2009 VIRUS from your Computer

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How do I get rid of the Antivirus Pro 2009 Virus? 

Those are the exact words I Googled when I found out we had been infected by the virus on our home network last Friday night.  Three days later, I'm here to tell you, BEWARE, WARNING, DANGER, CAUTION!

If you are reading this post, and you have been infected with the Antivirus Pro 2009 Malware Virus, STOP HERE!. This is the ONLY way I have found that will effectively kill and remove this "monster virus" from your PC computer.  I've tried every possible site, scanner, bug-fix, free application, and removal instruction, ALL to no avail.

After two days of (real-time) on-line battles with one of the nastiest, most malicious virus, Rogue AntiSpywares out there, today, I finally found the cure, the complete removal and fix.

This virus has many names, and it will usually appear as a pop-up warning in your system tray that tells you "Spyware has been detected on your computer", then it coaxes you to run their program to remove it.  DON'T DO IT!  Do NOT click on that pop-up bubble or the warning that appears.   Not even Norton was able to detect this one sneaking onto our home network.  Not knowing, my wife made the mistake of clicking on it.

Here is the known Danger level on a scale from 1 to 10. 

It is so bad, that as fast as people are posting instructions and creating solutions to fix it, AVP2009 goes  into your computer, and disables all the tools and applications that are created to kill it.  This is no joke!  Katerina Gasset had the same virus, but with a different name, and now even her instructions won't work.  This is one of the worse virus's I have ever had to tackle.

I spent hours researching this so you won't have to.

Click here to find out more about the Antivirus Pro 2009

Look what others have to say about it

Hundreds of computer users looking for solutions

Yahoo Answers solutions won't even work

How Do You Get Infected with It?

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Antivirus Pro 2009. It can come bundled and hidden with shareware or other down-loadable software.  Maybe watching a video, and a pop-up requires you to download a codec file that has it attached etc.  The worst part is that it looks legit.

What can the Antivirus Pro 2009 Virus do if not removed?

According to WidowsVistaPlace.com - "failure to remove Antivirus Pro 2009 results in instant bothering. Effects after Antivirus Pro 2009 presence are not just annoying, they also include upload of various viruses and programs pretending to be useful like either fake registry cleaners or system optimizer and privacy guards. These fake utilities share the same final aim with Antivirus Pro 2009, i.e. they want users to pay for registration. The last but not least undesirable consequences of Antivirus Pro 2009 activities are system disordering and data erasing."

THIS IS ONE SCREEN TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS!  THIS PROGRAM WILL COMPROMISE YOUR SECURITY.  IT CAN SEE YOUR PASSWORDS, LOGINS, ACCOUNT NUMBERS, ANYTHING YOU TYPE OR ANYWHERE YOU GO!

 

 

Here's The Solution I Found after Numerous Calls, Reading, and Research.

I'm not going to post the exact instructions, as it will only aid the creators in developing yet another way to prevent you from fixing your computer.  Instead, Here is the solution, it's the only company and application I found that could do the job!  They are the real deal.  Malwarebytes.com.  I'd also add AVG antivirus before or after.

They had to remotely access my system, run it in safe mode, run various scans, apps and cleaners, rename and remove files, reboot multiple times etc.  Even as an experienced (protected) PC user, I still couldn't have done it without their help.  This could happen to anybody, don't think it can't happen to you. 

This is a sure fire, guaranteed way to defeat this virus.  It's a nightmare, I hope this post will help you if you're a victim, or heighten your awareness if you're a target.  What's scary is, as fast as people are posting instructions and apps, this virus is finding ways to disable them, and doing it on your computer.  It's that bad.  Contact me if you need more details, I won't post them here because I know how this virus, and its owners work now.  It's really very disturbing.  Watch out for the Anti-Malware apps that say they can remove it as well, they are in fact Rogue Malware applications themselves. If in doubt, just call me, I will walk you thru this process right over the phone.  :-)

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Missy - this is not the popup I was thinking of or seeing. It looks to be legit with your SuperAntiSpyware app.  if your update says you are already cuurent, then you may need to contact them and ask them why the popup then?  Just shoot em an email, they'll hopefully get right back to you. :-)

Dec 16, 2008 10:02 AM #147
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Ok Brad, I was wondering since we have 3 computers networked together if I were to turn on my computer and commence downloading the software to fight this (i clicked the bubble a while back) will it start to immediately infect all the computers hooked up with an ethernet cable in our network? If so does this mean if while I am downloading this if I get the other computers unplugged from the internet would it just halt and start spreading as soon as they are plugged back in? The way I see it if I unplug the PC's then only have mine hooked up it won't spread to the others, correct? Because I live with someone who knows about comps but hasn't done anything to mine yet and I am ready to kill off this virus on my computer.

-Thanks

Dec 18, 2008 01:11 PM #148
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Just got this email from Lenny, it Made this post worth doing just for this:

Brad,

Thanks for the information today about the antivirus 2009 removal. It took about an hour to scan my computer but it did the job. Thanks again for your help.

Lenny Luckett
Century 21 Seniker-Edwards

Dec 19, 2008 05:05 PM #149
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Confused teen - I would immediately remove it from the server computer if infected. I would then run this app on all three computers individually to be sure none of the others on the network were affected.  It hit our home network, but only infected the one computer, I still ran the app on the others just to be sure.  When all done, I would also install AVG for future protection while still running the malwarebytes software.  Let me know if you have any other questions, I'll help you out the best I can.  :-)

Dec 19, 2008 05:08 PM #150
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Brad, thanks..... My neighbor just got infected yesterday, and I forwarded your info to him and he is recovering from a long endeavor.

Dec 20, 2008 11:13 AM #151
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Tom - tell your neighbor I know exactly what he's going through, been there, done that, and no tshirt! LOL~  Tell him if he needs any assistance to give me a call, I'll walk him through the proper process to kick the  !@#$%^&  out of that virus.  Happy Holidays my friend.  :-)

Dec 20, 2008 04:39 PM #152
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Art Blanchet
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Brad -

Where were you last week?!?  I, too, tried to eradicate that virus (it would disappear, then return).  It was insidious.  Every time I tried to download anti-spyware or upgrade my solutions, the link went dead.  AV updates and upgrades would not download, or be completely inert when they did.  Couldn't defrag (tried lots on approaches on that) or system restore either.  Nothing. 

My system kept running, but it dragged and was dying.  Boot-up wnt from seconds to minutes.  IE was all over the place and Forefox did not offer any refuge (or alternative vehicle for downloads - my system was cooked).

Finally I was going to approach the problem through safe mode - that finished me off.  Could not get back into Windows.  Didn't back up my docs before the attempt, so 100's of hours of work lost.  Had to reformat back to original start-up (which was touch and go for a while).  More dozens of hours setting it all back up.

Now I browse only in Firefox and have all kinds of system protection.

Thanks for sharing - I should have been monitoring your posts all along.  I will repent.

Happy New Year!

Art

Dec 31, 2008 12:47 AM #153
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Art - man, I am sorry to hear you went through that.  This is one nasty virus for sure.  Every time someone finds a solution to fix it, the virus finds it too then counter attacks whatever fix you try to implement.  Sounds like you have it stabilized and protected now, but if you need any help, you just let me know.  Happy New Year my friend, hope 2009 brings you great successes!  :-)

Dec 31, 2008 02:01 AM #154
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Help me!!! I got this virus a few hours ago. I think I may have clicked on the fix it program. My Norton isn't removing it. I am in the process of down loading the malwarebytes and scanning. Is it too late?? Did they get all my info??

Jan 10, 2009 04:15 PM #155
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Scared - feel free to use the links in this post, they work.  We were able to rescue and save our computer from this nasty malware virus.  If you need help, just let me know...    :-)

Jan 12, 2009 08:56 AM #156
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I had this problem too, very annoying! I have AVG and was very disappointed that it took several days to get rid of it but AVG finally healed the virus.

Jan 12, 2009 03:54 PM #157
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You will need an anti-malware application to completely remove the malware.  Anti-virus may hide it or place a bandaide on it, but you will still need to eradicate it and run anti-malware to be sure it's gone. :-)

Jan 12, 2009 04:06 PM #158
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Hello Brad, thanks for the heads up and I will keep my eyes open for any of those symptoms.  Always appreciate reading your posts, chalked full of terrific information.  Take care and happy blogging!

Jan 12, 2009 06:13 PM #159
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Brad,

I found another use for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Today I picked up a bug that let in pop-up ads every couple of minutes. When I updated Spybot Search & Destroy and AVG Free, the pop-up problem miraculously went away. Just to make sure all was well, I had Spybot do a full scan and it turned up the Vondu Trojan aka Virtumonde. I quickly found out Spybot wouldn't be able to get rid of this, but Malwarebytes could.

Sure enough, their free version picked up about 20 more infected files than Spybot did, and zapped them into nonexistence. Sounds like a great company. I think I will now buy the active version.

Only been at this since before lunch. These people oughta go to jail for a very long time.

 

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Judy - it's a great application for finding these types of nasty critters that slip into systems like ours.  Too bad we can't find the folks creating these and have them reversed to attack their creators!!  :-)

Apr 13, 2009 04:58 AM #161
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Keep my PC running fast and efficiently. I have searched for and tired many different types of scanners to keep my PC running fast and efficiently. Many of them are similar when it comes to picking up the same types of viruses but there is a big difference when it comes to price. Search-and-destroy Antispyware is one of the best that I’ve used so far and it’s even cheaper than some of the better known scans like Norton and similar scanners. I found the antispyware solution from Search-and-destroy to be the answer to keeping my PC like new and you can check it out for yourself at http://www.Search-and-destroy.com.
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Thanks Sammy, I'll check it out.  :-)

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Just got this really nice email from Shari.  Wanted to share it and thank her publically.

"Brad - It worked like a charm. Spent this morning resetting all my passwords to be safe. Thanks again.  Your post saved me. This could have taken me forever to fix. I tried to post this on the site where you left it, but for some reason it didn't take.  That's why I emailed you direct.  Never encountered such a nasty monster."  Shari

Jul 13, 2009 03:32 AM #164
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This one is very nasty i know i have destroyed in at least twice a week on others computers

Oct 11, 2009 03:23 PM #165
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Justin - I'm sorry to hear that. Yes, this one is a nasty bugger and I was hoping it would be dead and gone by now, but I still receive calls and emails about this one ... Unfortunately. Try to help others avoid it at all costs. :-)
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