Antivirus Action (AntivirusAction) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Antivirus Action, which is also known as AntivirusAction, is a fake antivirus program. This virus is a copy of Antispyware Soft and AV Security Suite; however, Antivirus Action has a slightly different look with a similar interface. Antivirus Action is a clone of Antivirus IS. Antivirus Action is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded while browsing the internet. Antivirus Action will block all applications unless the file name of the executable of the application is iexplore.exe or firefox.exe since Antivirus Action doesn’t block Internet Explorer or Firefox.

antivirus action

Below is our recommended removal tool for Antivirus Action. 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 Antivirus Action with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Antivirus Action, try using Process Explorer. If Antivirus Action blocks Process Explorer, rename Process Explorer to iexplore.exe or firefox.exe. Antivirus Action will generally not block the com version of Process Explorer, which can be downloaded here.

Another method to open task manager is to restart the computer and attempt to open task manager before Antivirus Action loads so that Antivirus Action can’t block task manager.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Antivirus Action will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Antivirus Action will generally modify Internet Explorer connection settings to make Internet Explorer connect through a proxy server. This user comment may provide insight into fixing the connection settings of Internet Explorer. After fixing the connection settings of Internet Explorer, Antivirus Action can be removed by using the removal tool or by manually removing the virus.

The user comments for Antivirus Suite, the user comments for AV Security Suite, the user comments for Antivir Solution Pro, and the user comments for Antispyware Soft may provide insight into removing Antivirus Action since the five viruses are similar. There are roughly 180 user comments.

View Antivirus Action Files
View Antivirus Action Keys

Common symptoms and characteristics of Antivirus Action and other rogue security programs include:
1. Antivirus Action is generally installed without user permission.
2. Antivirus Action uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Manual Antivirus Action Removal – In order to manually remove Antivirus Action, the processes associated with Antivirus Action must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Antivirus Action entered the computer.

Stop Antivirus Action Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters]agnz.exe

Remove Antivirus Action Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\[random letters]agnz.exe

Remove Antivirus Action Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus Action
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus Action

Remove Antivirus Action Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters]agnz.exe

Common Questions -
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3. What common symptoms show that my computer may be infected? (Click Here To View)
4. What is a rogue security application? (Click Here To View)
5. What are some antivirus and antispyware programs which I can use to remove viruses and spyware? (Click Here To View)

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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2 Responses to “Antivirus Action (AntivirusAction) Virus Removal Guide”

john December 6th, 2022 at 6:34 pm

ok this av security suite is a pain. i hate it with a passion. they tried taking over my computer and wow lets just say i went through pain.

shan diego December 7th, 2022 at 9:26 am

The instructions are perfect! Just do it, it is gonna be fine!

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