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VirusRescue - Please DON'T Rescue Me!

If you've been experiencing the kind of system slowdowns that would slow anyone down, or you've noticed some odd popup advertisements suggesting that you have dangerous spyware installed on your computer, VirusRescue may just be the culprit you're looking for.

What is VirusRescue?

Virusrescue is adware that poses as an anti-spyware product trying to keep your computer safe. In reality, though, this anti-spyware hassle will do little than introduce other adware or spyware to your machine, leaving you in a bit of a bind. VirusRescue will tell you that it has scanned your machine for you, and that you have serious spyware problems, even if you don't. It then demands your money to fix these problems, and if you pay them, you're simply throwing your money away, because the chances are quite good that you never had the spyware problems it suggested you did in the first place, and if you do have those problems, it's because VirusRescue introduced them to your machine. VirusRescue uses tough advertising tactics to attempt to frighten you into purchasing their product.

How Did I Get VirusRescue?

In many cases, VirusRescue has been installed by a zlob trojan on your machine. For most people, this occurs as they are browsing an internet site. Sometimes those sites are related to internet pornography, and in other instances, they are just harmless sites. Either way, there was a popup on that site telling you that you needed something particular to run the site itself. When you or another user clicked on the popup, VirusRescue installed itself without your knowledge or consent.

Who Created VirusRescue?

VirusRescue was created by VirusRescue Inc. The company site, www.virusrescue.com, claims their software uses friendly tactics. The site also states, "VirusRescue is a powerful and easy-to-use Trojan horses, Viruses and all types of Malware removal software, which detects and eliminates more than 100'000 Trojan Horses and Spywares." For most users, though, this is simply not the case.

Are There Programs Related To VirusRescue?

Most industry experts suggest that VirusRescue is related to SpywareQuake, another supposed anti-spyware program that uses many of the same tactics to root itself deep within your system. Both are installed by the zlob trojan, or a similar clone, and both have the same general properties. Other generally related programs include SpyHeal, PestTrap, BraveSentry, PestWiper, RazeSpyware, Adware Punisher, SpyFalcon, ErrorSafe, SpywareStormer, SpySpotter, PSGuard, UnSpyPC, AntivirusGold, Security iGuard, SpyContra, WinHound, and AlfaCleaner.

What Might I Notice with VirusRescue?

Once VirusRescue has appeared on your machine, you may notice a number of things. The first thing you are likely to notice is that you get a lot of "System Alerts" or "System Error" messages on your screen. All of these will suggest that you are infected with dangerous spyware, and that clicking the alert will help you to eliminate the spyware on your machine. In fact, though, clicking the alert will only leave your pocketbook a bit lighter, as you will most certainly be asked to purchase the full version of the product, and it could leave your computer with more adware than when you started. These alerts are often thought to install additional unwanted programs on your computer. The alerts can appear as popups or little Windows balloons in your system tray. Some users even see a fake scan of the machine taking place. The scan always comes back with the same problems, and nothing can be done to fix them, according to VirusRescue, until you pay them additional money. In addition to the obvious signs, you might also notice a general slowdown of most of your normal system processes. Spyware and adware has a tendency to force your computer to run too many programs at once, which makes everything run a little slower in the end. You may also notice that the home page is quite different when you go to browse the internet. Your internet security settings may also be different, thus comprising your security and safety while browsing.

How Do I Remove VirusRescue?

VirusRescue, like any adware, must be removed for effective computing. There are three possible ways to do this. First, you can manually remove it from your machine. This means, though, that you have to delete program files and edit your system's registry. If you haven't done this in the past, it is important that you either have a professional walk you through it or do it for you. Working within your system registry is dangerous, and if you make a mistake, you'll be in a a far worse situation than you were when you just had VirusRescue installed on your machine. Should you choose this option, a list of program files and registry keys associated with the program follows this article. Please remember, though, that missing a single file of this program will simply cause it to reinstall itself another time. This just leaves you in the same situation you started with before you tried to remove it. Your next option is to run your current reputable anti-spyware software. If you don't currently have anti-spyware software installed on your machine, it's vital that you find some and install it right away. Keep in mind, though, that many programs out there are just like VirusRescue. They will do nothing but clog up your machine, so be sure you get a good one. ParetoLogic is a great choice on the market today. Your final option is to attempt to do a system restore or boot to the last known good settings. This, though, isn't an option for all Windows users.

VirusRescue will most certainly not rescue you from any viruses, and given that it can put your machine at risk, it's best that you get rid of it today.

Remove the following program files:

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hp[X].tmp msvol.tlb

Remove each of these registry keys:



Removing VirusRescue 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 VirusRescue 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 VirusRescue 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 VirusRescue 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.

Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on VirusRescue and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse VirusRescue.

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