Antivirus 2009 Removal

antivirus-2009Antivirus 2009 is another rogue anti-virus/spyware with a few different names, such as Doctor Antivirus, and the newer version of Antivirus 2008. These programs come from legitimate looking websites and are used to fool you into buying their “premium” services to remove the fake alerts the program outputs. With any rogue program you should uninstall them first from the Add/Remove Programs section of the control panel, and scan with an anti-malware program.

Remove the rogue programs:

Step 1: Click on the Start button, and then Control Panel.
Step 2: Choose “Programs and Features” or “Uninstall a Program”
Step 3: Uninstall any fake programs that cause pop ups or alerts about false detections.
Step 4: Reboot your computer.

Run a scan with Malwarebytes:

Step 1: Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/
Step 2: Run the setup files and install Malwarebytes.
*When installing Malwarebytes you will have the option to enable a free 30 day trial of their premium service, this is not required.
Step 3: Click the ÔÇ£Scan NowÔÇØ button in green, if an update is available then click the ÔÇ£Update NowÔÇØ button in the bottom right. The scan will begin once the update is finished.
Step 4: The scan may take some time, depending on your computer and the number of infections, but once it is finished click the ÔÇ£Apply ActionsÔÇØ button in green.
Step 5: Malwarebytes may or may not request that you reboot your computer after it has removed the infections, if it does you may proceed to reboot.