How to remove the antvrs virus

Most antivirus programs identify antvrs.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Adware.Gen, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.FakeAlert.TE.

The antvrs.exe file is a software component of Antivirus.
Antvrs.exe is an executable file that deceptively installs a fake antivirus program that scares users into thinking there is spyware or malware present on the computer. The rogue software offers to remove the "dangerous" files but in exchange for payment. Antvrs.exe may be bundled with other programs that may be more or less entirely malicious in nature. It is recommended to remove this file through a good antivirus program.

Antvrs stands for Antivirus

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Antvrs.exe file information

The process known as Antivirus (version 2008) or 8QoO belongs to software Antivirus (version 2008) or 64m8aiK by ùVlX1l or Antivirus (version 2008).

Description: Antvrs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Antvrs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 878,592 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 606,208 bytes, 799,232 bytes, 805,888 bytes or 884,736 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program has a visible window. Antvrs.exe is able to monitor applications, record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify antvrs.exe related errors

Important: You should check the antvrs.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 antvrs issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active antvrs process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the antvrs.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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