AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 Virus – Removal Instructions
AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 is a malicious type of rogueware with one primary purpose, and that’s to make money for cyber criminals that initially wrote the software. AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 is a virus that appears as legitimate antivirus software. AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 tricks Windows XP users into believing that it is trustworthy by mimicking the Windows interface and real antivirus suites. Because AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 looks real, it’s often difficult for users to know whether or not they’re dealing with a legitimate program. The goal of this particular malicious program is to encourage users to purchase virus protection with use of intimidation.
AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 continually reminds users that their computers are infected with viruses and spyware. In addition, the software then urges users to purchase a bogus full version of AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 in order to clean the computer and make the error messages essentially go away. Because AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 is not a real antivirus program, it is not capable of either scanning or removing possible infections on the machine.
AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 is like many other types of rogueware. This means that it is not only designed to display fake infection warnings and scan results, but it also prevents other programs on the computer from running. This makes it easy for the program to prevent you from removing the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 infection. It will disable all internet browsers on the computer, any legitimate antivirus programs, the task manager, and many other pertinent software and processes. To instill intimidation in users, the computer will display a warning message after a program is launched that claims that the file is infected.
Of course, AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 touts that the only way to clean the infection is by purchasing the full version of the rogue software. Like with other types of malicious software, it is recommended that you do not purchase AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015. The program is useless, and its only purpose is to persuade novice computer users to purchase software and licenses they don’t actually need. However, you should begin the removal process as quickly as possible to prevent the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 rogueware from doing damage to your computer.
Step-by-Step AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore http://virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the AVbytes Win XP Antivirus 2015 virus and protect you from future threats.