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  Antivirus GT - Security You Don't Need!

The digital revolution has long since become part of the lives of everyone around the globe, and whether it's the hours you spend catching up with people on Facebook or the few minutes you spend each day logging into your email account, corporate portal, or even your bank, you rely on your computer for so much. Perhaps it's why you strive to protect it at every turn with the best security software available. What looks like the best at the outset, however, may not be the right choice, and if you've noticed a solution called Antivirus GT on your machine, you're nowhere near as safe as you should be.

Antivirus GT - A Quick Description

Like many programs of its kind, Antivirus GT is rogue security software. That means this program poses as a security software solution that will help you keep viruses and malware at bay, but the simple reality is that it doesn't have the resources necessary to handle the task. In fact, it has the ability to do very little. There is some potential danger involved, however, and that's the concern of most security experts. It has the ability to open some holes in your computer system, and that may mean that other malicious software could slip through at any point in time until you remove Antivirus GT.

The program itself looks rather authentic. With a prominent shield that vaguely resembles the Windows Defender shield in the top left corner as soon as the logo loads as well as a menu bar down the side that offers you options like Scan, Update, and Help, it's hard not to believe this kind of software didn't come preinstalled on your machine. The main part of the scanning window is equally convincing. It displays the file name, the type of threat, the alert level, and even the status, just like most legitimate programs do. The real problem, however, is that none of the files it will find in any given scan can actually harm your machine. In some cases, they're just fake scan results. In other cases, Antivirus GT has actually installed these files on your machine so it can find them. Still, other times, the program is finding legitimate Windows processes and files, and removing those could create a serious headache for you.

If the program's scanner were to load, and you were to try to allow it to proceed, and remove any of the scan results, one of the first things you might notice is that it suggests you have to purchase the full version of the software to get premium protection. Clicking on that advertisement, or any of the buttons within the program window itself take you to a website where you can buy the program. Keep in mind, however, that purchasing the program or giving your credit card number to the manufacturer will not solve any of your problems.

A Few Things You Might Notice

If you do have Antivirus GT installed on your machine, you are likely to notice a number of different problems. As is common with any software of this type, you'll notice an overall sluggishness in the performance of your computer. One of the primary reasons for this is that the program comes up as soon as you hit the button to turn your computer on each day, and it's constantly running in the background. A program that runs incessantly will use the resources that are supposed to be dedicated to other computer programs on your machine, and that can make it tough to open your favorite game, check your email, or even type a memo for work.

In addition to that rather common symptom, you may also see a variety of warning alerts come across your screen. As with the program itself, these look incredibly authentic. Essentially, they look like they might be coming from your computer, and that is what frightens many into believing they must go ahead and purchase the software to help save their machines. One warning alert says:

Antivirus GT Resident Shield: Virus Detected!

Warning! Active virus detected!

Threat Detected: Trojan.Injector.BZ

Infected File: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe

It looks and feels scary to have a message like this appear while you're working, and this isn't the only one you may come across while you have your computer on. The name of the threat that has been detected may vary, as may the name of the infected file itself. You may also see some simple messages like "Threats Found!" or "Identity Theft Attempt Detected." Almost everything you see, however, will give you the same overwhelming message: purchasing the full version of Antivirus GT is the only way to solve the problem.

The scanner will continually pop up as you try to use your machine too, and in almost every case, it will find the exact same results on your machine, which can only further serve as frustration.

Installation Methods

There are a three main ways this program may have entered your machine. It always uses Trojans to propagate, but that can mean several different things to you.

  • If you use file sharing networks or you've recently downloaded freeware or shareware, Antivirus GT could be bundled with a file that you have received recently, and that means it simply snuck in as you downloaded a file.
  • Simply visiting a website you weren't familiar with could have initiated the installation process. If you clicked on an ad or a link inside the website, you could have actually clicked on a link that signaled your computer to download this file.
  • This file sometimes comes attached to emails or links within emails. Opening the attachment or clicking on the link signals your computer to open and install the file immediately.

Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how you got the file. The single most important thing in this situation is to remove Antivirus GT.

Antivirus GT Removal

If you do have this program installed on your machine, you have two basic removal options. You can manually remove Antivirus GT or you can have a program handle the task for you. What you cannot do, however, is rely on your current antivirus software to take care of the program. This is not technically a virus, so only a complete security suite would be able to handle the task at hand.

Should you opt to manually remove Antivirus GT, a list of affected files and registry keys appears at the end of this article. It is essential to note, though, that manual removal can be quite dangerous. If you've never deleted program files in the past or you're unfamiliar with the territory that lies within your computer's registry, it's best to leave this removal method for someone else. Eliminating the wrong files or registry keys can ruin your computer.

Perhaps the best method is to remove Antivirus GT with the help of a good security program. There are many of these on the market. Two smart choices are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) and Enigma's SpyHunter. No matter which program you decide to install though, simply download the software, update it, and scan your machine. From there, it should handle the Antivirus GT removal process with ease. As long as you update it regularly and scan your computer weekly, you shouldn’t have any additional problems with this rogue security software or any programs like it.

Affected Files/Registry Keys:

Program Files:
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AVGT
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AVG\Antivirus GT.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\AVG\Uninstall.lnk
c:\Program Files\AVGT
c:\Program Files\AVGT\Antivirus GT.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Antivirus GT.lnk

Registry Entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{E2BFE352-A303-4EA8-88FE-CE35361D7E8B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AVGT"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "WinNT-EVI 12.03.2010″

Removing Antivirus GT Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Antivirus GT and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Antivirus GT Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Antivirus GT please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

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