Has the Antivirus 360 program changed your computer background to black with a red warning sign saying something like: "dangerous spyware was found on your computer". Having problem trying to uninstall Antivirus 360 from your computer using the Add / Remove Programs? Are you in a situation where Antivirus 360 now will not let you now change your background to anything but black?
Welcome to the new way computer hackers and virus programmers are using to trick you to spread spyware and to get you to buy something you do not need. By impersonating a real Windows anti-spyware programs which issue "warning messages" but in fact what they really are doing is connecting people to download more viruses.
Antivirus 360 is a phony anti-virus program with a name that sounds awful like the legitimate antivirus program called Norton 360. Simply by clicking the pop-up or even the red X to close it will install the Antivirus 360 program. It then constantly scans your computer, changes your background or tells you to remove infected files which are often legitimate Windows files such as svchost.exe and others.
All those fake scans and phony error messages require huge amounts of system resources which will seriously burden your computer and cause it to run slower than normal.
- Other Symptoms of Antivirus 360?
- Slow web browsing
- Frequent system crashes
- Lots of annoying alerts, error messages & pop-ups or pop-unders
- Strange desktop changes
So how do you remove Antivirus 360?
There are two options. Manually remove all the files related to the virus / spyware. Or alternatively, use a good automatic spyware removal tool.
If you are not cluey with computers, and you try to delete Antivirus 360 files manually from your registry, you may end up removing the wrong files and render your computer completely inoperable. If you are feeling brave, you must firstly stop all Antivirus 360 processes (.exe and.dll files), block all websites associated with the fake antivirus and then delete all associated registry values in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder.
If you do not want to mess about with your registry (or if you do not even know what it is) download a good automatic spyware remover. These programs scan your computer, show you exactly what viruses are infecting it and while installed – will protect you in the future against similar threats. If you want fast, easy and complete virus removal, without any headaches – this is your best bet.