Kill System Care Antivirus Right Now

Apr 17

If you are wondering what System Care Antivirus is, you should not be surprised to find out that it is a fake antivirus program. This application may look like the real deal, but the sad reality is that System Care Antivirus is a so-called rogue antispyware that infects computer systems around the world with intension to steal money from unsuspecting computer users. Thus, it is a must to remove System Care Antivirus from the compromised computer as soon as possible, otherwise the fake AV will paralyze the system, claiming that the only way out is to purchase its license.

Where does System Care Antivirus come from? Judging from its washed-out pink interface and the entire series of infection symptoms, it is obvious that System Care Antivirus is a part of WinWebSec group. Thus, it is a direct clone of Live Security Platinum, Disk Antivirus Professional, AVAsoft Antivirus Professional and other similar infections that have stolen thousands of dollars worldwide. Keeping in mind its terrible background, you should know that System Care Antivirus is not a program you can trust from the very beginning.

How does System Care Antivirus steal my money? – you may ask. That is also very simple: you give it away yourself. Once the infection takes place, System Care Antivirus runs a full system scan, and “detects” a number of computer infections, such as Dialer.Trafficjam.a, Win32.Delbot.Al, Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent.bot and others. To make it seem as though these malicious applications are REALLY in your system, System Care Antivirus generates a number of malware infection symptoms – it slows down your computer, denies access to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, blocks your executable programs and so. To back up these symptoms, System Care Antivirus also displays an array of fake system security notifications:

System Care Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

System Care Antivirus Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with System Care Antivirus

When you are convinced that you can remove these infections only with System Care Antivirus and you click to activate “protection”, you are redirected to the rogue’s purchase page, where you need to pay 89.95 USD for a 12 month subscription. During the purchase, you reveal your credit card number and your other personal information to a third party. Having acquired that information, the criminals behind System Care Antivirus can perform a number of illegal financial operations, and little by little steal your money. Considering that this fake AV comes with an interface that can be displayed not only in English, but also in German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, one can presume that cyber criminals target a very wide audience with this threat.

The bottom line is that, you cannot allow System Care Antivirus to rob you! You need to remove System Care Antivirus from your system right now. If you are going for manual removal, the rogue has only three files, one randomly named process and one registry entry. The files and the registry entry also have random titles (long strings of letters and numbers). The files are located at a randomly named folder at %CommonAppData% directory and they have to be deleted right away. The random registry that belongs to System Care Antivirus can be found at this path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.

Unfortunately, it may not be as easy to delete these files and registry entries as it would seem, because System Care Antivirus would not allow you to access them – this way the fake AV protects itself from being removed. In order to bypass the safeguard, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press “Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended)” option.
  2. Access http://www.411-spyware.com/spyhunter and download SpyHunter.
  3. Install the program and run a full system scan.
  4. SpyHunter will kill all the malicious files running in memory.
  5. Wait for the scan to finish and then you will see the exact names and locations of the System Care Antivirus files.

Afterwards it is up to you whether you want to remove System Care Antivirus manually or automatically. Be aware that manual removal may require extensive computer knowledge, while with automatic malware removal tool you would also be able to safeguard your PC against similar infections. Do what is best for you and your system.

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