Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Virus Removal Guide
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 is a fake antivirus application. The application can make using the computer very frustrating because the application will go at length to make sure the user doesn’t remove it. For example, Win 7 Antivirus 2016 will block the user from using Internet Explorer. The main workaround is to right click on the Internet Explorer icon and click “Run as Administrator.” The other workaround is to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which Win 7 Antivirus 2016 shouldn’t block. The last workaround would be to stop Win 7 Antivirus 2016 with task manager (look for a process with three letters) and then launch Internet Explorer. However, if Win 7 Antivirus 2016 has modifies Windows to run Win 7 Antivirus 2016 before Internet Explorer, then this workaround won’t work. The application will mislead the user and tell them that the computer is heavily infected even if the computer is clean. However, the computer could have computer viruses. Therefore, it is important to remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016 and then check for computer viruses on the computer. The application is one of many fake computer security applications released around early June 2017. The other applications include Win 7 Security 2016 and XP Security 2016. This type of application is classified as a Rogue Security Application. While Win 7 Antivirus 2016 may look like a real antivirus program, the program is fake. The last version of Win 7 Antivirus 2016 was called Win 7 Antivirus 2017.
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 will make the files for the program hidden system protected files. The user will need to turn on hidden files to see the main executable for Win 7 Antivirus 2016. This executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. Win 7 Antivirus 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 Antivirus 2016. These two pages have roughly a combined 160 comments.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Win 7 Antivirus 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.
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 will block the user from browsing the web. To download the removal tool, please type in the address below in Internet Explorer.
It is still possible to use Internet Explorer. In the video below, we have detailed how to access the web in Internet Explorer.
We recommend reading through our removal tips if you plan to manually remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016. Some of these warnings which are created by Win 7 Antivirus 2016 can be found below.
“Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Firewall Alert!
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 has blocked a program from accessing the internet.
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.”
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 will also modify Internet Explorer to show the following alert listed below when the browser is opened. It will continue to show the following when visiting websites. It will essentially redirect the webpage to the following.
“Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installs unwanted software into your system.
Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
Spyware infection in your system.
Complaints from other users about this site.
Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
Get a copy of Win 7 Antivirus 2016 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED).
Run a spyware, virus and malware scan.
Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS).”
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Win 7 Antivirus 2016 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.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Win 7 Antivirus 2016 can be removed by using the
Manual Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Removal – In order to manually remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016, the processes associated with Win 7 Antivirus 2016 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Win 7 Antivirus 2016 entered the computer.
Stop Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
The executable for Win 7 Antivirus 2016 will generally be a series of three characters or PW.exe.
Remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
Win 7 Antivirus 2016 main executable file is a hidden protected system file. Turn on “show hidden files” and turn off “hide protected operating system files” in order to see these files. This feature can be found in the folder options in the view tab.
Remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Win 7 Antivirus 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Win 7 Antivirus 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win 7 Antivirus 2016
Remove Win 7 Antivirus 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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