How to remove Anti-Virus-1

Anti-Virus-1 is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

Anti-Virus-1 Screenshot

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with Anti-Virus-1, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process av1.exe is running in your system
  • The process AV1i.exe is running in your system
  • The process AV1i2.exe is running in your system
  • The process AV1Two.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

Malicious web sites and urls:

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av1-site.info
av1-download.info

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\AV1.cab
%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\AV1i.exe
%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\AV1i2.exe
%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\QWProtect.dll
%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\av1.exe
%AllUsers%\Application Data\AV1\svchost.exe

How to remove Anti-Virus-1 (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process av1.exe
  • Kill the running process AV1i.exe
  • Kill the running process AV1i2.exe
  • Kill the running process AV1Two.exe
  • Unregister all the Anti-Virus-1 DLLs
  • Delete all the Anti-Virus-1 files
  • Delete all the Anti-Virus-1 registry entries

How to remove Anti-Virus-1 (automatic removal) ?

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