Monday, October 3, 2011

Remove OpenCloud AVRemove OpenCloud AV

Remove OpenCloud AV
OpenCloud AV is a fake antivirus which is not from the (OpenCloudAV in is a multi-engine based malware analysis service from the network cloud. The GPL code is free hosted on SourceForge. It can only be executed in Linux). OpenCloud AV infected your computer through a malicious website or Trojan. OpenCloud AV scan the whole infected computer without any notice. After finish scanning, OpenCloud AV shows false result that there are a lot of malware infections found on the computer. Moreover, the users of the infected computer will receive several warning alerts trying to force the users to purchase the fake full version of OpenCloud AV. OpenCloud AV cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware or trojan. OpenCloud AV is a SCAM. Do not believe any warning or alert given by OpenCloud AV. Most important, do not purchase the full version of OpenCloud AV as it really cannot remove any kind of malware! OpenCloud AV is delivered through many ways that involve installing via a bogus scanner page created to look like a Windows application screen. Another way of how OpenCloud AV spreads is via a Trojan infection generated to look like a flash update or video codec.

OpenCloud AV can be removed first by stopping its processes (wskinn.exe, OpenCloud AV.exe, c:\Program Files\csrss.exe, c:\Program Files\conhost.exe) and then kill its files by using Emsisoft HiJackFree. Then the user has to remove all the related files and folder. Finally, restore the registry entries added and modified by OpenCloud AV (Read the removal guide below to remove OpenCloud AV successfully).

When OpenCloud AV is installed, OpenCloud AV will be configured to start automatically installing a file called OpenCloud AV.exe in the Window Startup folder. Once Windows is started, OpenCloud AV.exe will automatically be launched, which will then start the main executable for this infection called %AppData%\OpenCloud AV\OpenCloud AV.exe.

OpenCloud AV should be removed immediately!

Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)
OpenCloud AV.exe

Delete Registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “OpenCloud AV.exe”

Remove Folders and Files
%Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\OpenCloud AV.exe

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