This virus is a fake piece of software which installs itself onto your computer, and then works to cause all sorts of problems and issues. Despite looking like a legitimate program, it’s actually a rogue program which will do nothing but show you fake popups and steal your passwords. This infection works by installing itself from the likes of a fake email attachment, infected downloadSoftware - Print Artist. Read more ... » or commonly from a website that promises to perform an antivirus scan of your system. This is actually the same as many other fake programs which have been unleashed onto the Internet, and has similar infections online including the likes of:
- Vista Security 2011
- Win 7 Internet Security 2011
- XP Antimalware 2011
- Vista Antimalware 2011
- Win7 Antimalware 2011
- Win7 Virus Protection
The way to get rid of this virus is to basically perform an “uninstall” on the program. This can be done by basically getting rid of all the parts of the virus which are causing problems on your PC – which can be achieved by first stopping the program from running and then deleting all the parts of the virus by either manually removing them or using a reliable “anti-malware” tool to get rid of them for good. Which ever method you use, it’s vital you get rid of all the parts of the virus completely because it will have placed a large number of “backup” files onto your system which will work to load up the infection again if it’s not properly removed.
The best & most effective way to remove the fake antivirus application from your computer is to use an “anti-malware” tool. These are programs which have been created to scan through your system and remove all the parts of the virus from it, allowing your computer to run much smoother as a result. The best tool we’ve used to get rid of this infection is one called “Frontline Rogue Remover” because it’s the software that’s able to scan through your system and first show you how to stop the program from running, and then remove all the parts of it from your PC. You can use this program by downloading it to your computer and then letting it remove all the infected parts of your system.