There are several Antivirus programs available online which can be downloaded for keeping the computer clean and free from viruses and malware. Most of these programs can be easily downloaded for free and are legitimate. However, some of them may be illegal and may be dangerous for the computer.
Windows Anti Virus or Windows Antivirus Pro 2009/2010 is one of the programs which is a fake program but claims to be an application to remove malware. Its purpose is to trick the user into purchasing the entire software by running fake scans on the system and showing virus alert pop ups on the screen. If anything like that happens on your PC, it is recommended to remove it as soon as possible. However, it can be a pain to get rid of it manually. For this purpose, you can use tools like Killbox to make the process much easier.
Killbox is a tool used for deleting in-use files. If the file is already running, it will attempt to close it and then delete it. The following procedure will help you to delete Windows Anti Virus with Kill Box.
Instructions to Remove Windows Anti Virus with KillBox
Step 1: The first step involves downloading the Killbox tool from the Internet. Just Google for it and select any suitable link from the list on the resulting page. Once the file is downloaded, follow the necessary steps to save it on your desktop.
Step 2: Restart the computer by clicking the ‘start’ button and the desktop and selecting ‘Shutdown’ followed by ‘restart’ or by directly clicking on ‘restart’ (depends on the OS). Keep hitting the F8 key repeatedly at the first screen that appears. From the ‘Boot options’ menu which appears, select the ‘Safe mode’. Then you need to log in as yourself.
Step 3: On the desktop of the main screen, double click on ‘Killbox.exe’.
Step 4: In the ‘Delete’ field, type ‘c:\WINDOWS\ppp3.dat’ and then click on ‘Delete’. Go through the same process with ‘c:\WINDOWS\ppp4.dat’.
Step 5: Then type ‘c:\WINDOWS\svchast.exe’ and click on ‘Delete’. The process should be repeated with ‘c:\WINDOWS\system32\bennuar.old’, ‘c:\WINDOWS\system32\dddesot.dll’, ‘c:\WINDOWS\system32\sysnet.dat’, and ‘c:\WINDOWS\system32\desot.exe’, one by one. When every file is deleted, exit Killbox
Step 6: Go to ’start’ and then select ‘Computer’ or ‘My computer’, depending on the Operating System. Go to ‘Program Files’ in ‘C:\’ and then find and select the ‘Windows Antivirus Pro’ folder. After selecting it, press the ‘Delete’ key.
Step 7: Select the ‘Windows antivirus Pro’ icon on the desktop and press ‘Delete’ or remove it by right clicking on it and selecting ‘Delete’. Go to ‘start’, ‘Programs’ and right click on ‘Windows antivirus Pro’. Select the ‘Delete’ option.
Step 8: Open the Recycle Bin on the desktop and select the ‘Empty Recycle Bin’ option.
Step 9: Restart the computer.
Once the system restarts, it would ensure that the Windows Anti Virus fake application is completely removed. Downloading applications to remove virus is not the only thing required to keep your computer safe. Recognition of such tricky applications is also necessary which must lead to using tools like Killbox.