How to remove the Avr virus

Most antivirus programs identify Avr.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Rogue:Win32/Fakeinit, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.abzv or Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.abel.

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Avr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Avr
Avr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Cookie Converter belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) by Microsoft (

Description: Avr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Avr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 980,992 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 941,840 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows core file. Avr.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.

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If Avr.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 183,296 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the Avr.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.


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Best practices for resolving Avr issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active Avr process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the Avr.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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