Computer viruses are out there on the internet and since many of us are using the internet more and more, it is highly likely that we may come in contact with a virus infection or other malware one day on our computers. Lately, let’s say for over six months. I have come across quite a number of people saying that they could not access the internet and they receive a message to upgrade their security or activate anti-spyware protection to remove viruses and other malware on Windows based operating systems. In most cases, I immediately think that maybe the internet connection they are trying to access isn’t defined on their system especially if they use wireless connections. After trying several rounds of troubleshooting the wireless adapter and other network issues, the result was still the same, “no internet connection” and the computer runs much slower than normal. This virus or trojan is known as Win 7 Anti-Spyware on a Windows 7 operating system, but has similar names depending on the operating system you are using like, XP, Vista and so on. I have encountered variants of this virus on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Vista Home Premium and they all behave similar in the way it tries to get you to activate the “Fake Anti-Spyware” by telling you that your system is infected. Funny thing is, that IT IS THE INFECTION, a trojan that unleashes problems throughout your computer!
When you first start up your computer you may a screen that looks similar to the one below.
This type of virus or malware is designed to get you to install an anti-spyware program when you continue to “register” from the “fake registration” screen. Another sign that your computer may be infected with Win 7 Anti-Spyware, the program will generate a lot of pop ups which are displayed when you log in to Windows and even when you try to run a program such as Mozilla Firefox, as shown in the images below.
These messages will become very irritating as you will not be able to control them and they will disturb all your computer sessions. The purpose of such pop ups is to convince you into believing that your system is so badly infected that make you want to purchase a commercial version of Win 7 Virus Protection program immediately!
DON’T PANIC! If you want to keep the Win7 Anti-Spyware program from infecting your system more when trying to use Mozilla Firefox or other browser to access the internet, click “No, Continue Unprotected”. Do not activate because your system could be saved in most cases as long as the Win7 Anti-Spyware have not spread it’s infection to widely throughout your system. So take a deep breath and let’s get this thing out of here!
First thing is to make sure your “real” Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware security software is up-to-date. If your internet security software is out-of-date or you do not have any, one of the most reliable and dependable available is AVG Anti-Virus 2011 – 20% off. I have used this software for years and spend a lot of time surfing the internet without problems.
One the simplest method of removal is as follows.
1. Disable the Win 7 Anti-Spyware or various Fake Anti-Spyware alerts by entering the key below in the registration section 1147-175591-6550 for the Fake-Anti-Spyware. Important: this only stops the popups and fake alerts, you have to continue the removal process with other steps.
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2. Reboot into safe mode with networking, and launch your updated “real” Anti-Spyware software and let it remove this pest automatically! I have used other methods and software, but suggest AVG Anti-Virus 2011 – 20% off, which offers a FREE Trial!
3. Reboot, check for updates to your Internet Security software and scan again to be sure that you have removed all of the trojans.
Although this method of removal have worked for many, we do not assume that it will work for every person and every infection of this type! If you need more info, please leave a comment below or contact us. Stay tuned for updates!
NOTE that not All Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus and Internet Security programs do the complete job of protecting you from these types of pests! So if you spend a great deal of time surfing and downloading on the internet, you may want to use a complete Internet Security Protection software like