Antivirus 360 / Antivirus360 Removal Guide

Antivirus 360 is a rogue antivirus application which attempts to convince buyers to purchase their fake software by showing fake results to scare the user. Most of the viruses reported by the software are non-existent in your computer. The software is completely fake and will not remove any viruses. It is recommended that you remove it quickly. The software is downloaded onto your computer by a trojan and will install itself without asking you to.

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application: Click Here To Learn More
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Antivirus 360. 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.

Manual Antivirus 360 Removal -

Stop Antivirus 360 Processes (Learn How To Do This)

Remove Antivirus 360 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Program Files\A360\
C:\Program Files\A360\av360.exe

Remove Antivirus 360 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)

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55 Responses to “Antivirus 360 / Antivirus360 Removal Guide”

Heather December 15th, 2022 at 5:57 am

apparently antivirus 360 got into my computer–i said no to everything and eventually turned off my computer. Now,my hp laptop goes to the main blue screen and appears to be done for. It sounds like everyone else had a chance to remove the virus-but i didn’t. this all happened in like 3 minutes and my computer had no symptoms prior. Am i totally screwed?

obutuz December 15th, 2022 at 9:39 am

great work..

Guru December 15th, 2022 at 12:14 pm


Try to put your computer into safe mode. For HPs, directly when you start up, push F8. In safe mode, the computer will not run many of the processes which are causing your computer to slow down. In safe mode, you may be able to remove it.

The goal of Antivirus 360 is not to completely destroy your computer, but to really mess it up so that you purchase their fake software… However, my friend has a computer that won’t even turn on due to Antivirus 2022, which is similar to Antivirus 360.

Carmel December 15th, 2022 at 3:23 pm

my laptop got this antivirus 360 virus yesterday. It now will not open Windows, it starts up with the Startup repair screen but cannot repair automatically, then offers finish to exit and shuts down the computer. I have tried advanced options and diagnostic and repair but no use. What can I do????

Guru December 15th, 2022 at 3:26 pm


Can you get into safe mode? If you can, then you can run software there to clean up Antivirus 360 or remove the files associated with the virus.

I believe for Dells you need to push F2 and HP push F8 directly when the computer turns on and select Safe Mode. In safe mode, the computer should not run Antivirus 360.

DAN December 16th, 2022 at 4:18 pm

i had a question about your manual approach;
long story short i ran into antivirus2009. i went into task manager and deleted the av2009.exe, along with the file found in my C: drive. afterwards i completed the deleted to my best knowledge by getting rid of any of the shortcut buttons it automatically put on my computer.
that stopped the pop ups until im at least guessing when it came out with antivirus360. this 360 i cannot find in either of those places i deleted the 2009, probably because i didnt find and delete everything possible from them.
my computer is working fine, its just a little slow. its not finding any of the registry keys that youve applied in this page though.
i would really rather not spend anything at all to get a virus scanner that i might already have; this is your manual approach but would you recommend anything else?

Dniel December 28th, 2022 at 5:16 am

I need help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This virus came into my computer and now I blocked.

Not that I can do. I am despair.

HELP MEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Dniel December 28th, 2022 at 5:18 am

I can not even enter safe mode.
Because it comes in blue screen saying something about an error

Justus Attanasio January 1st, 2023 at 7:13 am

hi i did everything that it said and im not totally sure yet but i think all the problems are gone, its just that when i looked for the regisrty keys, there were none by any of those names, is that ok?

Tech January 9th, 2023 at 11:24 pm

I have a customer with Antivirus 360 on a PC
I cannot do the following to even start to remove this piece of garbage…

CTRL ALT DEL (to get to the Task Manager)
Regedit (to start to manually remove it)
Safe Mode (cannot get into safe mode)
MalwareBytes (won’t allow me to install it)

Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated…

Help me. January 21st, 2023 at 11:58 pm

I got Antivirus360 today but I sucsesfully got rid of it before it infested my computer, or so I thought. Its still attatched to my Internet Explorer. How do I get rid of it?

Patricia Pereira January 24th, 2023 at 4:21 pm

I got the Antivirus 360/2009 and almost bought the “Licence” for US$94.00!!!


Thank you very much I could Stop Antivirus 2022 Processes , Remove Antivirus 2022 Files, but couldn’t remove Antivirus 2022 Registry Keys .

I couldnt find them in the registry editor .

What do I do?

The security System still tells me I have a Spyware infection!

Thank you.

Patty Pereira

pankaj January 26th, 2023 at 7:08 am

DAN December 16th, 2022 at 4:18 pm

i had a question about your manual approach;
long story short i ran into antivirus2009. i went into task manager and deleted the av2009.exe, along with the file found in my C: drive. afterwards i completed the deleted to my best knowledge by getting rid of any of the shortcut buttons it automatically put on my computer.
that stopped the pop ups until im at least guessing when it came out with antivirus360. this 360 i cannot find in either of those places i deleted the 2009, probably because i didnt find and delete everything possible from them.
my computer is working slow. its not finding any of the registry keys that youve applied in this page though.
i would really rather not spend anything at all to get a virus scanner that i might already have; this is your manual approach but would you recommend anything else?

Vishwas Setty January 27th, 2023 at 8:32 pm

Hey there,

Thanks for your help. I work in a university and I got this help at the right time. I really appreciate and I am happy to see this kind of help online. Continue your good work. Thanks once again.


Heather January 29th, 2023 at 2:54 am

I just got antivirus 360 today and have downloaded varius anti-spyware to delete it. However, they all require purchase to remove said files, so I could not remove this freaking thing.
I am attempting the manual removal but when I look in the ‘Processes’ tab in the task manager I cannot find the one listed here! Help!!!

Matteo Ioriatti February 1st, 2023 at 10:18 am

sono stato infettato anch’io da questo virus… é gratis il programma per disinfettarsi?

שלמה February 2nd, 2023 at 10:14 pm

לא הבנתי איך מוחקים את מפתחות הרישום, איפה זה נמצא?

Karyn Wolfer February 4th, 2023 at 7:43 pm

I got the 360 virus yesterday. I had shut the computer down and then opened it up in safe mode. I have a compaq presario Vista. I can not get onto the internet on that computer so I am not sure how to download the software from your site in order to remove the virus. I am using my laptop to communicate with you and look up any cures to this virus. Right now my computer is unplugged and I am scared to even plug it back in! How can I safely turn it back on and do anything manually since I can’t get on the internet from that computer? Thanks for your help!

Karyn Wolfer February 4th, 2023 at 8:32 pm

I decided to try to use the Task Manager out of safe mode and stop the process and it worked! So, I was safely able to download your Removal Tool from above and my computer is working fine. Thank you for your tips and I was happy that I decided to go ahead and try to resolve this using your information instead of Norton’s which was to take my computer to the Geek Squad which would have cost me $200. Norton doesn’t even offer the kind of help you offer and I paid for their stupid service. You guys are brilliant. Thanks again. Oh, no need to answer my question I left earlier since I am ok. Karyn

Scott February 4th, 2023 at 8:34 pm

I got it all gone accept!!!
There is a gif with a web bug to link to
that shows up at the top of a webpage that says BLOCKED

that gif webbug has the above included address to download another version of antivirus 360.
Nothing seems to work, does anyone know where that start page fluke is hiding? my winsock maybe? It is NOT in the usual registry main/start page key.

[email protected] February 4th, 2023 at 8:38 pm

My ex got this and this is what I did.

Splash to a poweroff.

Re-power the system and hit F8 to go into safe mode and NOT networking!

Use Explorer to delete the AV360 or 360 folder from c:\Program Files

Then go into Start > Settings > Control Panel and click the “System Restore” tab in the upper left.

Now deduce when was the last time your system was running with issues from this beast.

Pick a restore point in BOLD from the calendar from before the time you aquired the virus.

Let System Restore do its thing.


System should come up clean as the infected System Registry should be gone and replaced with the good one put back by System Restore.

jarrett February 4th, 2023 at 10:03 pm

my computer completly crashed and ruened my hard drive i had to get it fixed now its here again i hope this will help

Josh February 10th, 2023 at 4:22 pm

One of the people at my company accidentally installed this application/bug. I found that when you go into the registry, you should search for AV360.exe. You may find that the given location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\”AV360″ doesn’t exist. You may see a very strange name such as what I found: “7E3B1576E0C9678C3C736438F4433E2D” if you look at the subkeys under this key, you will likely find the AV360 name. Also, there will be another registry key with AV360′s start at launch command hidden away under the same name. Thus far we have not had any negative effects and if the person does not download the application again we will be fine.

erfan February 10th, 2023 at 4:39 pm

i cant find that thing in task manager!

John February 11th, 2023 at 1:50 pm

AV360 popped up on my computer yesterday,tried
spydoc to remove,but prograam not working.
what can i do to resolve this problem..

אנה February 11th, 2023 at 2:45 pm

הצלתם לי את המחשב מהוירוס הגועלי הזה!!! תודה רבה ותזכו למצוות!!!

sammie from hawaii February 12th, 2023 at 2:48 am

i followed instructions correctly and ANTIVIRUS360 is finally GONE.
sooooo happy.

novoselec krunoslav February 14th, 2023 at 1:31 pm

imam virus A360 i neznam kak da se toga riješim, i imam još neki genuine mikrosoft software..kaj s tim?

R3c0n February 15th, 2023 at 2:17 am

ok jsut to try to help you guys out a little if you get it and go to the net and it says blocked just hit refresh and it should come up on the site you want if not jsut keep trying to get to the site and it will work…what i did and it worked

R3c0n February 15th, 2023 at 2:19 am

oooooooo and another thing if you go to google and the link want open right click then hit open

Kelleigh February 16th, 2023 at 12:54 am

I was wondering, I downloaded the 360 thing but i didn’t purchase anything or give my email away…when i went to add/remove programs on my windows it didn’t show up. Should i worry/is it installed? Thanks.

Dave February 17th, 2023 at 5:51 am

Hurray! it’s gone! (as far as i know) i found it lurking in the processes tab of task manager
thanks for the advice/instructions- i can finally go to bed and not worry about my laptop :-D

Amanda February 19th, 2023 at 1:04 am

Can Antivirus 360 remove or delete your device manager and drivers?

Ken Myers February 19th, 2023 at 8:45 pm

2/13/09 I got the a360 virius. spyware got rid of it. I believe my drivers and internet files work really, really bad. 15 minutes to access the e-mail. but in control manager- the security part has the emblem on my security. The badge with four different colors. Do I have to use the recovery disc?

Matt February 20th, 2023 at 8:03 pm

Just got this piece of crap virus. I think I got it from a free screensaver the night before(only thing I had done to computer before virus showed) I know other people who had to reinstall windows because of it. But I stopped the process. Still wouldn’t let me delete the file av360.exe inside the program file/avg folder but instead it did let me cut and paste it out of there to my desktop. I deleted the registry entries. And did a system restore from 3 days prior. When computer restarted after system restore, I could delete the program file/av360 (av360.exe was no longer in it since I had cut it out of there, it was just gone after restore). I had re-run live update from Norton as it somehow it was showing an error and not working until I did live update. But no trace of the virus anywhere!! Just about thru entire virus/spyware scan with Norton but Internet Explorer, all my programs, etc are working fine. No popups, links, icons on taskbar, etc from av360. Think I am OK. Whew!

jimmy February 20th, 2023 at 11:25 pm

dad’s comp got this sometime last month.. didnt discover it until recently.. i’m gonna try the tips/etc above and report back.

jennifer February 22nd, 2023 at 11:24 am

when i follow instructions to delete it just deletes thefile does not unintall it.when i go to add and remove programs its not in there.this virus is taking over my whole computer and i cant get rid of me please!!!!!

Ththebear146theethe Bear February 23rd, 2023 at 4:46 am

delete it from– Task Manager

delete it from– C: Program files have folder that says AV360–delete the folder and all

then immediately delete everything in trash

Virus is gone

Mozakar February 23rd, 2023 at 9:42 pm

Ej ti, koj Hrvatski razumje. Antivirus360 je jedan hud virus. Nije deo tvojoga genuinega microsofta produkta. Treba je da sljedis removal process. Dobra sretca ti zelim.

Denis February 24th, 2023 at 1:24 am

Hi, i do egzactly as you say but i can’t open the search engine or any explorer…Can you help? Thanks

tdg126 March 2nd, 2023 at 10:42 am

In response to, Tech January 9th, 2023 at 11:24 pm:
I had this situation and was able to beat it by using an antivirus software on a cd and keep the virus busy while I downloaded a more effective av software from the internet. It took me 12 hours straight to clean it out but I finally did succeed. I have used this technique on 5 or 6 other occassions with success and a reduction in overall time to complete. I have removed it without the dual AV technique but if it has its teeth sunk in deep then it is worth trying. Keeping the virus busy while going online can be difficult but it can work. Good luck. I hope this helps.

christian March 5th, 2023 at 5:36 am

I have a question about the av360 i hve already removed it on my laptop using spyware but, my problem now is that everytime i surf in the internet it always state that the wed was blocked..please help on how can i unblocked those wed..thank you

David March 5th, 2023 at 8:53 pm

Hi can you help me?

The Antivirus 360 is also my problem, but i haven’t intalled it yet, but in every 10 minutes the wxplorer opens and it makes an (fake) Online virus scan and it offers to install the Antivirus 360. obviously i don’t intall it but how can i kill this thing always offering this spyware??

Please help. thx

danijel mrvčić March 7th, 2023 at 1:32 am

hvala na pomoči bez vas je ovo teško riješit

Nanette March 16th, 2023 at 9:31 pm

The manual removal did not work for me, I have Vista. BUT, I purchased and successfully eradicated Antivirus 360 from my laptop with Spyware Doctor. So far, it seems to have done the trick.

dan March 18th, 2023 at 1:46 am

This is a nasty one. I removed the av360 from ‘process’s’. Opened regedit and did a search for all av360 files..and deleted them. Rebooted the computer…still had some issues with av360 trying to block internet sites. Did a system restore and all seems to be well again.

David March 18th, 2023 at 8:16 pm

Mine is now fine. I do not understand your problem. Just stop it from processing in the task manager and enter program files and delete the file(Av360). Then empty your recycle bin. You don’t need to reboot your computer.

Cody L March 20th, 2023 at 8:00 pm

I got this stupid virus a few days ago and it totally messed up my computer. I tried a few things like c cleaner and freeing disc space and disc defragmentation. I also deleted the files from my program files. It has gotten better but i still can’t go on the internet or anything. I would really like some advice on how to stop this virus for good. Thanks

arnesha lanette adams March 23rd, 2023 at 7:25 pm

I need help. I tried everything on here and I still can’t remove it. What do I do?
I am in the same boat with Cody. How do we delete this fake trojan off our computer.

M Stevens April 20th, 2023 at 10:00 pm

I also had the 360 virus and downloaded Spyware doctor and this seemed to remove the pop ups, but the blue screen (which says it’s deleting files at the end of the message) comes on immediately when starting the computer now. Before I ran Syware Doctor the blue screen would not come on until after my desktop opened and the pop ups ran. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ross May 14th, 2023 at 2:33 am

how do you backup your windows registry before you delete A 360 and Antispyware Soft registry keys?

ross May 14th, 2023 at 3:49 am

none of the manual or spy removers worked! the antispyware soft wouldn’t allow me to do anything! i need serious help!
P.S.(on one user it is on but on another it’s not. can i delete the user that’s infected and get rid of the virus @ the same time?)

josh December 11th, 2022 at 10:03 pm

try using task manager when it starts up then zap it. if you can you can use this guide and by the way a free antivirus program is malware bytes anti malware

Jermaine April 7th, 2023 at 5:13 am

go to safemode and system restore and it should solve all your problems

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