In today’s scenario, viruses and malware are the biggest threat to the Internet. These malicious programs can be spread over a network via various mediums like email, .exe files, CD/DVD.

Antivirus 2009 is one of the major threats in recent years, as it has proven to be rouge antivirus. The major affect of this virus is unwanted pop-ups, sluggish performance and loss of data.  Antivirus 2009 generally shows a perfect look-alike application of Windows Security center and will send the message as the ask you to buy security software. Some of the user have also been trapped and paid for the fake antivirus program.

Antivirus 2009 has some other effects on computer and it must be removed the moment it is detected. You can simply use Vista Task Manager to remove this virus and must always use this tool to remove Antivirus 1009. Some other tool can create lot of confusion and may also leave the track on Antivirus 2009 on your computer.

Here are some of the basic steps to remove Antivirus 2009 using Vista Task Manager:

Step1:

Press Ctrl+Atl+Delete key simultaneously to access the Vista Task manager system. This will open a window with the list of currently running applications and processes. Now got the Process tab and scroll down to highlight the one which says av2009.exe and click on End Process. This is the process used by Antivirus 2009

Step2:

One the Antivirus 2009 process is ended; you need to go to the Antivirus 2009 folder which is generally found under C:\Program files on C drive. The folder can be named as Antivirus 20009 or AV 2009 or AV09. Locate the relevant folder and delete the folder permanently. You should not even keep this folder in Recycle bin.

Step3:

After the above step, try to find all the shortcuts and program listing of Antivirus 2009 on your desktop, program list and even from the Startup application and remove them permanently. These methods are very useful to remove Antivirus 2009 completely, there are some free tools and application available like AVG, Spybot Search & Destroy which can detect the Antivirus 20009 but cannot remove the virus completely.

Step4:

If you have any Antivirus program, then first download and install the latest update for your security software and perform a complete scan on your computer. You must also remove or quarantine the detected threat. This step can remove the final trace of Antivirus 2009 and also any other related virus found on your system.

Antivirus 2009 virus looks very genuine and resembles  Windows Security center. User must be very careful while removing this rouge virus. These simple steps can be very useful to protect your computer from any unwanted result.