Removing Alpha Antivirus scam

March 2017




Issue



Be careful of Alpha Antivirus, this is a fake antivirus (scam), which main purpose is to steal money and isn’t reliable at all! Alpha Antivirus, at start will be displaying fake warning alerts that your system is infected with lots of threats such as viruses and spywares! Then will ask you to use your credit card to purchase the antivirus to remove these fake infections!!

Alpha Antivirus details:
Name: Alpha Antivirus
Type: Rogue Security Program
URL: http://AlphaAntivirus.com


Uninstall/Remove Alpha Antivirus


You will learn how to manually remove this fake application from your system:
  • Step1 – Killing the Process
    • Press CTRL+SHIFT+Del to open Task Manager
    • Click on the Processes Tab
    • Locate: AlphaAntivirus.exe,
    • click on End Task
  • Step 2 – Removing Alpha Antivirus files, folders and associated DLL files

Erase everything related to:
AlphaAntivirus.exe
Alpha Antivirus.lnk
Uninstall Alpha Antivirus.lnk


Access these location and delete:
C:\Program Files\Alpha Antivirus
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Alpha Antivirus
C:\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Alpha Antivirus



Step 3 – Remove Alpha Antivirus registry entries:


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    • Open Registry Editor, click on Start > Run > type: regedit then press Enter
    • Locate and delete:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Alpha Antivirus”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alpha Antivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AlphaAntivirus
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Alpha Antivirus

Note


You can also remove this fake antivirus using Anti-malware applications:

Malwarebytes
SuperAntiSpyware

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Published by jak58.
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