Anti Virus Studio 2010 Malware was on a Windows Vista computer today. Fairly simple to remove.
Download RKill Malware Process Terminator.
“RKill” is a malware process terminator, it stops & closes the malware process which will allow you to scan and remove the infection. Comes in 4-5 different file formats to sort fake the malware out.
And save to a USB Flash Drive.
Boot the computer up in, insert & open your usb flash drive. Double click on one the “RKill” files, “yes” to the user control prompt, small cmd window should appear for a few seconds, and should terminate the malware process. You might have to try this a few times, or try one of the other “RKill” files. And if Vista’s User Control Prompt is prompting you,, you have to be quick to allow it. Not being quick about it the malware will shut “RKill down” or take over.
When “RKill” kills the Anti Virus Studio 2010 malware process you can then install (or update if you have already) Malwarebytes Anti Malware. And get yourself connected to the internet, and very important to UPDATE Malwarebytes Anti Malware then start the scan. When Malware bytes Anti Malware is done, follow the prompts, remove everything it finds, and reboot to complete the removal process.
Ccleaner – disk cleanup tool
To Manually remove Anti Virus Studio 2010 Malware:
The folder & files associated with this malware on Windows Vista machine were located in:
Local Disk C:/ Users/”user name”/AppData/Roaming/ AntiVirus 2010 folder
(You might have to go to your “Control Panel, Folder Options, View tab” on change so protected or hidden folders are files are shown/visible)
Removing this entire AntiVirus 2010 folder will enable you to then scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti Malware
UPDATE & run follow up scans with your Anti Virus software, along with Spybot – Search & Destroy and SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition. For there were approx 20 or stray files within the registry picked up by Malwarebytes.
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