8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 2, 2011 5:36 AM by Peter M

    Removce AntiVirus .NET

      Hello,

       

      After some help. How do I remove AntiVirus .NET from my infected PC? I am unable to run IE, shut down tasks ...

       

      Further why is this not recognised by McAfee - I can still run a complete scan that reports back a clean bill of health..

       

      Thanks in advance

       

      Steve

        • 1. Re: Removce AntiVirus .NET
          ConorD62

          Hi Palmers3,


          It seems like it's new out, as I haven't heard of it before.


          Can you get into safe mode, by pressing F8 when restarting your computer, then proceed into Safe Mode with Networking.


          Then go to malwarebytes.org, Download the free version.


          It should remove it.


          Good Luck.


           

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          • 2. Re: Remove AntiVirus .NET
            Peter M

            There's an excellent removal guide here that will elaborate on what ConorD62 just recommended.

             

            http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-.net

             

            Scroll down that page as those first links you see are all advertising to help pay for their forums.

             

             


             

             

            Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 28/01/11 7:41:01 EST AM
            • 3. Re: Remove AntiVirus .NET

              Ex Brit,

               

              On with clean up malware scanning away on the infected pc - so many thanks to yourself and ConorD62.

               

              I been happily lucky in having no virus encounters for years, or maybe I am not being fair to Mcafee, not luck at all? Seems strange though that after forking out subscriptions for years when I do get a virus on a Mcafee protected pc all I am offered is paid help in removing...

               

              That and an admittedly excellent community!

               

              Here hoping malware works

              Steve

              • 4. Re: Remove AntiVirus .NET
                Peter M

                Unfortunately there's no such thing as 100%-perfect protection , especially these days as malware gets more and more clever and some malware never gets detected by regular antivirus engines anyway.   It's a constant case of catch-up and always have one or two extra antispyware applications handy.

                 

                All the best.

                • 5. Re: Removce AntiVirus .NET

                  This just happened to me as well. Extremely annoying with pop-ups and many other things. Thankfully I was able to do some research on my BlackBerry. If I didn't have that I would have been screwed. This article helped. I have Windows 7 and McAfee Security. I guess this program has developed a way to get around the security. I'm no techy so this was a pain for me.

                   

                  I had read that doing a System Restore would do the trick. Yet this Antivirus .NET program would always deny the program the capability to run. So that was a bust

                   

                  I also could not access the internet through either Firefox OR Internet Explorer so I wasn't able to install any sort of software to get rid of it.

                   

                  Finally I tried the Safe Mode with Networking. Only problem was I still did not have networking. I was no longer getting pop-ups in safe mode yet still had no internet. I resulted in trying the System Restore. This worked for me. When my computer restarted, the virus was gone. I had also lost my iTunes but my music was still saved (System Restore does not touch personal things like music and documents). So all I had to do was re-install iTunes and I was set. I also downloaded the free version that link 3 posts above. It was just a precautionary. Hope this can helps!

                  • 6. Re: Removce AntiVirus .NET
                    Peter M

                    Yes, Safe Mode with Networking can be a saviour but it's a pity you didn't have internet access in it though as that is very useful sometimes.

                     

                    You should temporarily disable System Restore to destroy the infected restor point.

                    • 7. Re: Remove AntiVirus .NET

                      I too had this problem, and found the solution through no help of McAfee.  ex_Brit, do you work for McAfee?  How else can you explain this suck-up excuse for why they don't catch this trojan horse.  THe simple truth is that it is handled by some rindy-dink freeware company, and yet McAfee can't be expected to keep up.  And it's been out for at least 2 weeks now, still no fix??

                       

                      This is why I end up dropping McAfee from every PC I get after the free period expires.  Their product is crap.

                      • 8. Re: Remove AntiVirus .NET
                        Peter M

                        srshaw wrote:

                         

                        I too had this problem, and found the solution through no help of McAfee.  ex_Brit, do you work for McAfee?  How else can you explain this suck-up excuse for why they don't catch this trojan horse.  THe simple truth is that it is handled by some rindy-dink freeware company, and yet McAfee can't be expected to keep up.  And it's been out for at least 2 weeks now, still no fix??

                         

                        This is why I end up dropping McAfee from every PC I get after the free period expires.  Their product is crap.

                         

                         

                        I'm an unpaid volunteer trying to help, but some people don't appreciate the effort obviously.

                         

                        If you had been around as long as I have you wouldn't be calling those entities I mentioned rinky-dink.  The sources and remedies used are very well known and reputable.

                         

                        I think you will find that none of the major antivirus applications will do anything about this sort of thing, hence the need for specialist tools and methods.

                         

                        Good luck.