View Full Version : Manual Removal Guide for Fraud.SystemAntivirus

2008-11-28, 18:39
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Fraud.SystemAntivirus" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:


Fraud.SystemAntivirus is a rogue antivirus program. It detects false or nonexistent threats and tries to lure the user into buying the full version of the application. It gets installed via trojans like Virtumonde, Smitfraud-C. etc.
Removal Instructions:


Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd) to remove them.


You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

Delete the registry key "SAV" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\".
Delete the registry key "SAV" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
If Fraud.SystemAntivirus uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=regalyzer), RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.