MS Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program and it is a spyware in itself. Just like all of the other fake anti-spyware programs, it also brings up pop-up windows with scan results of your computer when they find spyware and viruses. After this the program asks you to buy the MS Antivirus to get rid of the Web parasites. However, even after paying for the program will not remove a thing from your PC. So it’s time to get rid of MS Antivirus and the pop-ups will stop as well. The following steps will help you to get rid of the MS Antivirus Security Center Pop Up.
The steps are divided in three parts:
End System Processes
First go to the “Start” menu and click on “Run,” type “taskmgr”. After this you need to hit “Enter” to bring up the Task Manager utility.
When you are done with step 1 then Click on the “Processes” tab, press “Ctrl” and click on “msa.exe” and “msantivirus.exe.”
In this step you need to click on “End Process” and close the Task Manager.
Delete Registry Keys
First go to the “Start” menu, click on “Run,” type “regedit” and then hit
“Enter” to start the Registry Editor utility.
You need to browse to and delete the following keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiVirus – this is for antivirus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MSA – this is for MSA
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.key – this is for key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Antivirus” – this is for the current version.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Antivirus” –this is for the local machine software.
After performing the entire previous task close the Registry Editor utility.
Delete Files and Directories
You need to Go to the “Start” menu, click on “Search,” select the hard drive from the drop-down menu and check “All Files and Folders.”
You have to Type “msantivirus.exe” and press “Enter.”
After performing the above steps Delete all of the found files and repeat for “msa.exe,” “MSAntivirus.lnk,” “UninstallMSAntivirus.lnk,” “MSA” and “MSA.cpl.”
The last and the final step are to restart your PC.
The pop ups will interrupt the moment you open your computer and will instigating you to buy the product.
After performing all these steps you will finally get rid of the MS Antivirus Security Center Pop Up. The steps mentioned above are simple to be followed easily. And just for your convenience it has been divided in the three different parts so that you can follow it easily without any confusion.