Sysinternals Antivirus is a “malware” infection that installs itself on your computer with the intention of trying to get you to purchase an upgrade of the software. Known for causing all sorts of problems on the typical Windows system, Sysinternals Antivirus is often called a “rogue antivirus” tool, as it does nothing to help protect your PC from viruses. Instead, it just loads up on your system and tries all it can to get you to spend money on it. Fortunately, removal of Sysinternals Antivirus is actually quite simple if you know what to remove from your PC – here’s how…
The Sysinternals Antivirus virus can install itself on your computer from a variety of sources, including the likes of Trojan Horse viruses, malicious emails and malicious websites. This infection is especially known for the “fake virus scan” website – whereby a fake website will pretend to find some viruses on your PC, and then show you that Sysinternals Antivirus can fix them. This trick fools many people and has lead to the rapid spreading of this infection.
The infection itself is known as “malware”, which stands for “Malicious-ware”. This basically means that it will install itself on your computer and will cause all sorts of malicious problems to it. This is different than typical viruses, as general viruses will just work to ruin your PC. The Sysinternals Antivirus also has spyware elements, as it will continually monitor your computer activity and then attempt to steal your personal banking details. It’s important that you’re able to avoid using your system for banking / purchasing whenever you have this infection, as it could lead to the theft of your money, or Identity.
The way to remove this virus is actually a little more in-depth than what most people think. Not many people know that the Anti Malware Doctor virus has 2 separate elements, which both need to be removed. The 2 parts of this virus include the “front end” application – which is what you are likely seeing on screen; and a “back end” series of codes & files which cause the virus to try and steal your data. Some people try and remove this infection by simply deleting the application that it needs to run. This is wrong, as if you remove the application without removing the other malicious codes it has, then it will just continue to try and steal from you.
To remove it, you should look to use an anti-malware program such as “MalwareBytes”. Anti-malware tools are not as mainstream as antivirus programs, and are a lot different. Because of the varying nature of malware infections, it’s important that you’re able to use a tool / program that’s going to be able to remove all parts of the infection. Using the likes of Malwarebytes, or another one called Spyware Doctor, to perform a “deep” scan of your PC will remove all the infected parts of your system. After that, you should then use a “registry cleaner” program to fix any potential problems left on your system.
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