You definitely know that your computers can get infected with a virus. You will think of protecting it from malware, viruses, Trojan horses and worms by installing an antivirus program on your computer. Right! But be aware! There aremany fake antivirus applications like Advanced Virus Remover and Internet Security 2010, which are rogue viruses in reality that can create havoc on your computer. They will fool you by telling that your computer has got infected by viruses, and you will be asked to pay them to get rid of the fake viruses that aren’t really there. It’s a big problem because they are not easy to remove since whatever you try and run, including any real anti-malware tools they will block everything you are trying to remove that fake virus.
But no need to worry, every problem has a solution and you can try these simple guidelines I am going to give in order to get rid of rogue antivirus infections as well as malware or spyware infections of any type.
Step 1: While surfing the Internet, never click Yes if whenever an application pops up on your screen and asks if you want certain type of virus to be removed from your computer. There are more chances of it being one of those rouge antivirus programs that are tricking you into a trap. Always click No to or the X button to close the window no matter how many times it pops up.
Step 2: Now you need to shut down your computer and re-start in safe-mode. You can get rid of the fake anti-virus is by doing a System Restore. But you will not be able to do a system restore since you will be usually blocked by the malware from doing so until you are in safe-mode. For starting your computer in safe-mode, press the F8 key at the beginning of the start-up process before the Windows screen appears. A black screen will appear with only some writing asking you for further instructions. You will not be able to use your mouse here so use arrow keys to select safe-mode and hit enter. Another prompt will appear asking you what installation you want to access. I guess you have only one choice and that is Windows XP since it is the most widely used OS. Press enter to start the computer in safe mode.
Step 3: Now you need to use the System Restore function to return your computer to a previous state prior to when it was infected. To do this, click the start button on the lower left of your screen and choose Help and Support option from the menu. On that window, pick Undo changes to your computer with System Restore from the Pick a Task list. You can also access System Restore by going to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Once there, you need to choose a date before your system got infected, then click next. You will be asked for the confirmation. Click next. It will re-boot the system after restoring computer to the previous state.