How do i remove the demo version of Antivirus

February 3, 2011 at 20:55:44
Specs: Windows XP Pro
in recent days the family computer appears to heve been taken hostage by two antivirus programs - AVG 2011 and (demo).

Where on my computer do i find the files for so that i can remove them?

How do i uninstall AVG 2011 when the uninstall program keeps coming back as being infected???

Both these programs have made the computer unusable because of the constant warnings and requests to purchase the activation keys and the bloking of other appications with warning screens that the relevant .exe files have been infected.

Any help on this would really - really - be apreciated.

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February 4, 2011 at 02:50:21
Try using the AVG removal tool.

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February 4, 2011 at 02:58:07
Try using the removal tool, this is a fake AV program. Read through all the instructions first.

You will also need to download MalWareBytes. update and run a full scan.

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February 4, 2011 at 06:18:31
Thanks mate - AVGremoval tool worked wonderfully in safe mode (Antivirus .NET has stopped all .exe files in normal mode) Currently running SpybotSD in safe mode so hopefully that will work. If all else fails may have to do a clean reinstall of all the software on thecomputer :(

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February 4, 2011 at 11:57:27
You shouldn't have to reinstall.Did you run a full Malwarebytes scan?
You should use Avast AV if you want to use a free program.

I would also like you to download two more programs to help catch anything left on your pc.
ESET online scanner

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February 4, 2011 at 13:15:32
ok, spybotSD (with update) worked fine in windows safe mode except that it could not clean the host file - which for some reason has been locked - and has not removed Antivirus .NET.

ran SpybotSD in normal mode at system startup but again it could not clean the host file and a couple of regitry entries nor did it remove Antivirus .NET :(

(I just noticed that I said the computer was running XP Pro - it is in fact running XP Home - sorry about that)

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February 4, 2011 at 14:23:59
already running avast!, mate (beqst free AV program out - been using it for years).

Running Malwarebytes at the moment so waiting to see how that goes. Unfortunately the family computer is not permanently connected to the internet - my daughter uses her mobile phone to connect and the wife uses a thumb modem when she wants to get on the internet (and under the circumstances i definitely am NOT going to connect that computer to my network)

I'll download HitmanPro 3.5 as you suggested and give that a try also. Thanks for your patience and help :)

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February 4, 2011 at 21:56:56
Final feedback: jobs done after several runs of spybotSD and malwarebytes both in safe mode and normal mode. Thank you MrGoodGuy for your help and patience.

Now to find the family ipod thats been responsible for this BS (i think a smashed ipod could be coming up :) ) - and i got a fair idea who's ipod it was that infected the computer.

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February 4, 2011 at 23:07:39
Your most welcome. Thanks for letting me know. You might wan't to look into a AV program that has real time scanning that can check USB connections.

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February 9, 2011 at 19:56:39
Hi There,

Many People have problem uninstalling ESET from their computer. I do not know why ESET is not user friendly. Anyways i ahve create document how to uninstall ESET from computer.

You can find solution from below link


I hope this will solve your problem. If you have any computer related question you can always send me an email at


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