How to remove Antivirus Plus (Removal Instructions)

Antivirus Plus 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.

Antivirus Plus Screenshot

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

Symptoms of infection

  • The process AntivirusPlus.exe is running in your system
  • The process dop.exe is running in your system
  • The process se.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

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

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%Allusers%\Desktop\Antivirus Plus.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Plus\Antivirus Plus.lnk
%ApplicationData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus Plus.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\system32\InternetExplorer.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus Plus\AntivirusPlus.grn
%ProgramFiles%\Antivirus Plus\AntivirusPlus.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\dop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\se.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\avphl.dll

Hosts file modifications:

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66.249.93.104 security.microsoft.com

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\AntivirusPlus

How to remove Antivirus Plus (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process AntivirusPlus.exe
  • Kill the running process dop.exe
  • Kill the running process se.exe
  • Unregister all the Antivirus Plus DLLs
  • Delete all the Antivirus Plus files
  • Delete all the Antivirus Plus registry entries
  • Repair the Hosts file

How to remove Antivirus Plus (automatic removal) ?

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