Rapid Antivirus

Rapid Antivirus is a misleading computer application and was added in the lists of harmful rogue program. This threat will spread over the Internet by means of a Trojan and malicious web sites. This may come undetectable and penetrate a computer unknown to users. It instantly disables anti-virus program on the target computer. Then, Rapid Antivirus drops several files including executable ones that is needed to load the program on every Windows start-up. Registry entries were also made to make Rapid Antivirus part of the system.

Once installed, a continuous pop-up alerts and fake warning messages will flood the computer screen attempting to persuade users into buying the registration key. With rogue program, the only hope it gives to remove detected threats is by means of registered version. No need to worry about the threats flashed by Rapid Antivirus, they are all false information and was displayed only to deceive users. Moreover, it wanted to force computer users into paying for the full version of the software. You should not fall into this trick. Immediately cease your Internet connection to avoid further download of additional threat and work on the removal of Rapid Antivirus.

Eliminating Rapid Antivirus virus may not be easy. There are modifications already performed on the PC that will make some tools and applications to malfunction. Task manager, registry editor and folder options are disabled. It is a long way to remove Rapid Antivirus manually. So we suggest an automatic removal as indicated in the procedure below. Follow carefully and remove Rapid Antivirus without obtaining its own licensed version.

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

Rapid Antivirus also performs the following:
1. Internet browser will be redirected to the following URL:

  • security-check-center.com
  • rapid-antivir2009.com
  • rapidantiviruslivescan.com
  • radipantivirus.com
  • rapidantivir.com

2. Computers may display Rapid Antivirus scanner and false results to convince users to acquire the registered version of the program.

3. It may popup an alert like:
Rapid Antivirus Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet

Screenshot Image:

Rapid Antivirus

Signs and Symptoms of Rapid Antivirus Infection:

Browser is redirected to Rapid Antivirus 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, Rapid Antivirus 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.

Rapid Antivirus will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that Rapid Antivirus 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 Rapid Antivirus:

  • Rapid Antivirus 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
  • Rapid Antivirus 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 Rapid Antivirus

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.


  1. Chris

    Yes that did it in – thanks

  2. predator

    thnk you man!!!..saludos

  3. Rob

    Help. Rapid Antivirus is preventing me from downloading the removal tool, or ANY type of spyware removal. I’ve tried to edit the system registry as suggested on other sites, as well as deleted any instances of it I could find. But its still there!

  4. I removed it!

    Copy the removal software to a cd and then save that file onto your desktop.

    then reboot your computer and select the ‘f8’ when the ‘safe mode’ come up select ‘safe mode with networking’. Then select the Icon that you copied from the cd onto the desktop and run it. That should do it.

    I did it today and it worked. I did not know that part of the scheme was to block the networking port that allows you to open the internet.

  5. Gratefull

    Thanks Webmaster,

    I downloaded Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and it removed all the Rapid-Antivirus viruses, for which my anti-virus could not.

  6. hitting the wall

    hi- comforted to know am not the only one with the issue(s). issue(s) on pc include all searches for anti spyware or anti virus etcc are hijacked or even on google but bogus sites. those sites will also not load- even with a new browser instead of IE (Firefox)

    avg cant update to catch it, cannot visit sites that would help, ie mcaffee, norton, trend, pcpitstop even now malwarebytes. did squeak the download (malwarebytes)somehow, but it will not run (xp home) even with the ‘run as option, the same in safe mode will not run.

    have killed processes via task man- have deleted registry entries listed, any folder or anything with reference to it, deleted all offline temp files, cleaned out pre-fetch as there were some questionable items there as well.

    cheched for browser addons, toolbars, add remove programs and even checked the hosts file!!!!! wow they didn’t miss much with this one…. am thinking at this point to remove the drive and slave it on another pc and scan it that way so that windows will not have to be booted WHEW what a PITA. any thoughts on slaving off the drive for cleaning appreciated.

    thanks for letting me rave!

  7. Kasturi

    Thanks… the virus finally went off at last… My computer is back after trying your method… You rock!!!!

  8. ed

    my laptop had it and after i removed the virus and re-boot i still get the icon in my system tray to start the virus again. my desktop just has the starting icon for the virus.

    I’ve run spyhunter, e-trust armor, microtrend to remove it and search for the bug and i can’t find anything.

    any help is happy

  9. maribeth

    I’m using a different computer to find how to get it off our desktop. It wouldn’t let me on the internet to download the program suggested in the first post here, but I got on like this. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > run IE with no add-ons.
    That worked for me, and the other computer is currently running the Malwarebytes program system scan. If it works – thank youuuu so much. If it doesn’t – thanks anyways. (:

  10. Damien

    I followed the instructions exactly and, so far so good!!`Thanks this seems to have worked.

  11. Problem solved :)

    Rapid Antivirus prevented downloads of any antivirus or anti-malware programs on my computer. I had to download the suggested program above to another computer, save it to a disk and transfer this to my infected system. I followed the instructions to the letter and it worked! My system is clean! Thank you so much for your help!

  12. Leslie

    I paid for the program and yet to receive anything. It has been almost a month since paid right at $70.00.

    Thank u

  13. dupfin

    hi i cant even bring up my internet blocked me out i cant even reset the comp till befor got the virus what should i do? thx

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