Get the fake antivirus program Attentive Antivirus installed on your computer? It scans automatically and says your computer is infected by various viruses, Trojans, malwares and so on? You are recommended to activate the full edition of Attentive Antivirus when trying to remove the threats it detected? Want to remove this program? Read on this post to get step-by-step instruction on how to remove Attentive Antivirus.
What Is Attentive Antivirus?
Attentive Antivirus, also referred to as Attentive Antivirus-Malware Security Suite virus, is a fake antivirus program that aims to scare innocent computer users into paying for its full edition. It looks like a legitimate antivirus program. However, it does nothing a legitimate antivirus program would do but disrupt the normal activities of infected computer users. It is classified as rogueware and belongs to the Rogue.WinWebSec family.
Once it finds its way into your computer, it will start a fake system scan automatically and then present you numerous non-existent virus, Trojans and malwares in the scan result. If you click on the Repair All button, Attentive Antivirus will not remove these threats supposedly but prompt you to activate its full version.
Along with the installation of Attentive Antivirus, a shortcut to website attentive-antivirus.com will be added to your desktop.
As its protection mechanism, it can prevent you from running certain programs that with extension name .exe, for instance, you will fail to launch Task Manager and get a fake security alert. The same happens when you try to visit a website that may provide computer virus removal solution.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of Attentive Antivirus for repairing threats.
How Does Attentive Antivirus Infect a Computer?
In most cases, Attentive Antivirus gets on your computer when you visit malicious websites or compromised legitimate websites. The exploit kits explore the vulnerabilities on your computer to install Attentive Antivirus without your knowledge and consent.
Spam email is also used to distribute Attentive Antivirus. The attachment or links containing in such email will lead you to the above mentioned websites. In order to be authentic and irresistible, these spam email are disguised to be from shipping company.
It may also be packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software and then be spread through peer-to-peer file sharing websites.
How to Remove Attentive Antivirus?
Step 1 Activate Attentive Antivirus with following registry code
Registering Attentive Antivirus can stop the fake alerts popping up. This will make the removal process easier.
You can use the registry key offered by IT enthusiast: AA39754E-715219CE
Please note that registration will not remove Attentive Antivirus, you need to follow the following steps to remove it.
Step 2 Remove Attentive Antivirus with Anvi Smart Defender
Anvi Smart Defender is an anti-malware program and is efficient in removing rogueware like Attentive Antivirus.
1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender from links below.
Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php
2. Launch Anvi Smart Defender and run a Quick Scan.
3. When scan finished you can click on view details to check the threats have been detected.
4. Click on Remove button to delete all the threats have been detected.
You may notice that the shortcut for Attentive Antivirus is still on the desktop but it won’t work if you try to open it.
Click Yes to delete this Attentive Antivirus shortcut.
Step 3 Remove residual files and invalid registry entries
Run a system optimization tool to clean up residual files and invalid registry entries. If you don’t have a system optimization program on your computer, you can try Cloud System Booster.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
Cloud System Booster free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
2. Run Cloud System Booster and click on the Boost button. It will scan junk files and invalid registries on your computer.
3. Click on Clean button after scan finished.
4. You can click on underlined numbers to view detail information.
Now, Attentive Antivirus should have been remove completely from your computer. If you have any question concerning the removal of this virus, please feel free to contact us.