Antivirus Lab 2009

Antivirus Lab 2009 is a fake antivirus software for Windows system. It will attempt to persuade users into obtaining the registered version by providing fake scan results on victim’s computer. This fake anti-virus software comes from a large group of malicious applications that has created various variants of it.

Antivirus Lab 2009 is just a mimic of the other versions and only obvious change is its name. Graphical user interface and method of propagation remains the same. Usually, users can acquire Antivirus Lab 2009 from web sites that disguise either online virus scanner or one that offers free videos. As for fake online scanner sites, it will automatically run a scan on visitor’s machine. Several threats will be identified on the said scan and prompt user to download Antivirus Lab 2009 as a cleaner. While on bogus video sites, visitors will receive prompt stating that multimedia player is required to view online movies.

Innocent users may think that the endorsed program will help remove a threat that is why so many have fallen into the trick of Antivirus Lab 2009. Right after it is installed; it will carry another local scan on the computer and detects dozens of threats. An advice to remove these infections follows but can only be performed if the licensed version of Antivirus Lab 2009 is purchased. Users will be brought to an online payment web site where credit card account is needed to complete the transaction.

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

Antivirus Lab 2009 also performs the following:
1. Computers infected with Antivirus Lab 2009 may experience browser redirection to antiviruslabs2009.com, securesurface.com, onlyiesettings.com and 404mispage.com

Signs and Symptoms of Antivirus Lab 2009 Infection:

Browser is redirected to Antivirus Lab 2009 web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, Antivirus Lab 2009 will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

Antivirus Lab 2009 will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that Antivirus Lab 2009 will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of Antivirus Lab 2009:

  • Antivirus Lab 2009 may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • Antivirus Lab 2009 can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove Antivirus Lab 2009

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.

2 Comments

  1. Elina

    This “AntivirusLab 2009? got itself downloaded and installed, without the permission of the user. when uninstalled using its own unistalling exe, there is nothing left in the C:programs files folder, but its icon still hangs there on the task bar. I could by no means find what thread it belongs to. The icon flashes and would often prompt out some “you are at risk” kind of message, which is very annoying. when click or right-click on the icon, it will direct to the website of “Antivirus lab 2009?, using IE specificly.

    btw, IE is also added some nautious plugins after this lab, while I do not use IE.

  2. ROD ROD

    Pleas tell me hou to get this softwere out of my computer, thank you,

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