Win 7 Anti-virus 2013 Virus Removal Guide (Windows)

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016, also known as Windows 7 Antivirus 2016, is a fake antivirus application. While Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 symbol is the Windows logo, the program is not associated with Windows or with Microsoft. The program will pose as a real antivirus application when in reality it is a fake antivirus application. Once installed, Win 7 Anti-virus 2013 will scan and provide a fake scan on the computer. Once complete, it will provide a fictitious scan result in hopes that the user will purchase the program.

When attempting to run Internet Explorer, Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 will not allow the user to visit websites on the internet even through the internet is working. The main workaround is to right click on the Internet Explorer icon and click “Run as Administrator.” The application is one of many fake computer security applications released in January 2016. The most prominent previous version of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 was called Win 7 Security 2016.

The executable for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing the main executable file. The comments for AV.exe and comments for AVE.exe may provide insight into the successful removal of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. These two pages have roughly a combined 170 comments.

The good news is that the fake antivirus application can be removed. Below is our recommended removal tool for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

We recommend reading through our removal tips if you plan to manually remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. The user comments for Win 7 Security 2016 will also assist in the manual remove of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 will create a warning about Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen and an Internet Explorer alert.

View Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Files
View Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Keys

Manual Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Removal –

Stop Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters].exe

Each computer will have a different process for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. However, the process will always consist of three lower cased random letters.

Remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[random letters].exe

Turn on “show hidden files” and turn off “hide protected operating system files” in order to see the main files for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016. This feature can be found in the folder options in the view tab.

Remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016

Remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters].exe

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016 can be removed with many different methods. Therefore, please feel free to share a solution that may have used to remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016.

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