Alpha Antivirus / AlphaAntivirus Virus Removal Guide
Alpha Antivirus is a rogue security application, which is a fake antivirus program which is generally installed without user permission. Alpha Antivirus is a clone of Personal Antivirus, which is also a fake antivirus program and has very similar characteristics to Alpha Anti-Virus. Alpha Antivirus hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program. Alpha Antivirus hopes to also scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Alpha Antivirus is fake and doesn’t work.
Alpha Antivirus will tell the user that their computer is infected and will use tactics to convince the user to purchase it. It will also use other tactics, such as the use of pop ups to warn the user. However, the program itself doesn’t work to remove viruses. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program. It may also use pop ups to convince the user to purchase the program.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Alpha Antivirus and other rogue security programs include:
1. Alpha Antivirus is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Alpha Antivirus uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Alpha Antivirus website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for Alpha Antivirus looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Alpha Antivirus is a rogue security application and it should be removed.
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Below is our recommended removal tool for Alpha Antivirus. 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.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Alpha Antivirus with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Alpha Antivirus, try using Process Explorer. The process, AlphaAV.exe, should be stopped. You can also try renaming the removal tool to make it run.
Manual Alpha Antivirus Removal - In order to manually remove Alpha Antivirus, the processes associated with Alpha Antivirus must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Alpha Antivirus infected the computer.
Stop Alpha Antivirus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Alpha Antivirus Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Program Files\Alpha Antivirus\
C:\Program Files\Alpha Antivirus\AlphaAV.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Antivirus\db\
C:\Program Files\Alpha Antivirus\Languages\
Remove Alpha Antivirus Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Alpha Antivirus Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
Block Alpha Antivirus Related Websites (Learn How To Do This)
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