How to remove the AV virus

Most antivirus programs identify AV.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.Katusha.j or Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.antc, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/FakeRean or Rogue:Win32/FakeRean.

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AV.exe file information

The process known as Schedule service command line interface or ADVPACK or ADs Router Layer DLL belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Internet Explorer by Microsoft (

Description: AV.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AV.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 157,184 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 182,784 bytes and 20 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The AV.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the AV.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it is a irc bot connects on irc server undernet
was scareware ... kept saying it was finding viruses, it was causing xp internet security 2010

Summary: Average user rating of AV.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think AV.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving AV issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active AV process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the AV.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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