So many antivirus firewall software programs are out in the market to help you with the protection and detection of different computer threats lurking around the Net. But, there is actually a fraudulent antivirus that is affecting many unknowing computer users.
The AnVi Antivirus is malicious software posing as a security tool claiming to detect/remove viruses and makes users believe that it actually protects them from computer threats. In reality, AnVi Antivirus does no such thing. Neither is it a true antivirus firewall software program as it claims itself to be.
There are websites offering free downloads of AnVi, but usually it automatically installs itself through a Trojan virus. It will hijack your browser and corrupt your security software. Then, it will report that the other security programs that you have are infected with viruses.
AnVi will offer itself to provide you a solution in removing the purported infections. And, if you agree, AnVi will ask you to remove any installed antivirus programs in your system. Yet, since AnVi does not do wonders when it comes to system security, you are then vulnerable for cyber crimes and other computer threats.
The main goal of AnVi is to trick the users by showing reports that you are at risk of infections. It will offer a licensed version of this antivirus without any knowledge that you are just spending your money on a hoax.
Simply removing AnVi from your computer through Add/Remove Programs is not enough. There are actually hidden files left in your system and it will reappear once you have rebooted your system. It is best to manually remove the files that are part of AnVi. Remove any AnVi registry files and block websites that are AnVi related also. Delete the processes and DLL files that are not registered. Hidden AnVi files that must be removed include the following: Antivirus.exe, Avt.exe, wscsvs32.exe, Unistall.exe, winupd64.exe, and mswinsck.exe.
It is best to just stick to the well-known antivirus firewall software and security programs. Don’t be easily fooled by any warnings presented on the Web. Trust only the programs that are popular and are reputable. Don’t be fooled by the kinds of scams such as those of AnVi and other similar tricks trying to lure you into compromising your system security. It is best to further research about something that is unknown to you and that requires purchasing of a certain item on the Net.