System Care Antivirus has installed on your computer without your consent? It keeps popping up you message that your PC is unguarded against known viruses and can be infected? This article is going to explain System Care Antivirus, please read more.
What is System Care?
System Care Antivirus is a scam which may infect your computer that is not well protected and pretends to be a legitimate security program and alert you fake message that viruses, spywares and Trojans detected on your PC. However, if you want to remove the so called viruses, or Trojans, you are required to upgrade to full version of System Care Antivirus.
Below is a screenshot of System Care Antivirus, a symptom of virus infection:
Please keep in mind that, System Care Antivirus is a virus infection and the entire message about viruses detected is bogus and not true. Even if you buy its full version, the pop up message will not stop.
How does System Care Antivirus spread?
System Care Antivirus is distributed through hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer or as Trojans disguised as a normal program that is necessary for you to view an online video, or as online scanner that deceives you to download. Once settled on the targeted computer, System Care Antivirus will display fake security alerts that are designed to scam you into believing that your computer is severely infected.
Some of the messages you may see include:
System Care Antivirus Firewall Alert
System Care Antivirus Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.
System Care Antivirus Warning
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
Click here to block unauthorised modification by removing threats (Recommended)
System Care Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
System Care Antivirus Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with System Care Antivirus.
By infected with System Care Antivirus, in order to protect itself from being removed, you may unable to access certain website especially websites that offer standard antivirus, anti-malware programs, and, you may also not be allowed to run your normal applications. When you try to use an antivirus program, the rogue will terminate it and then display a bogus alert that states the program is infected. The bogus message you will see:
Application cannot be executed. The file GoogleUpdate.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
When you try to access a certain website, you will see bogus message as following:
Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
Activate System Care Antivirus, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended)
System Care Antivirus is a scam, and you should by no means trust the bogus alerts and take action to remove the rogueware as soon as possible with free removal guide below.
Remove System Care Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)
Step 1 > Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Eventually you will be brought to a menu similar to the one below:
Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter on your keyboard. If you are having trouble entering safe mode, then please use the following tutorial: How to start Windows in Safe Mode
Windows will now boot into safe mode with networking and prompt you to login as a user. Please login as the same user you logged in within the normal Windows mode. Then proceed with the rest of the steps.
Step 2> Download System Care Antivirus rogueware killer to remove the infection quicky and easily.
Anvisoft team has developed a special removal tool to kill System Care Antivirus. Click here to download for free to help remove this malware.
System Care Antivirus rogueware killer Download: http://www.anvisoft.com/freetools/system-care-antivirus-rogue-killer.html
Note: The malware you infected might prevent you from downloading files. We recommend you to download files that needed to kill the malware from another computer and transfer them via a CD/DVD, USB flash drive or external drive to the infected computer.
Ignore fake alert ‘Warning! The site you are trying to visit may harm your computer!’ popped up by System Care Antivirus during the download. After downloading, please rename the file: System-Care-Antivirus-killer.exe as explorer.exe, in case the malware would block it from running. Then double click on the file and the fake program will be killed and removed.
Step 3 > Download, install the automatic remover-Anvi Smart Defender to scan out and remove the residing files of the infection.
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful anti-malware program which is designed to detect and remove virus, malware, Trojan, worms and PUP. You are highly recommended to download and install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender to remove any possible potential unwanted program related to System Care Antivirus.
1. Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti- malware software.
2. After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate possible virus infection file. Anvi Smart Defender will scan registry objects automatically to make sure your registry entries are clean and neat.
3. Once the scan is over, you can click view button to check the detail information of the detection. Please make sure to click “Remove” button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
4. If you are using Anvi Smart Defender Pro version, please switch to PC Tuneup tab, run Registry Fix to remove unused and old registry entries.
Step3 > Restart the computer to normal mode and the computer would turn back to normal now.
Network Connection Troubleshooting Tips
If you fail to download the antimalware tool Anvi Smart Defender, please check the LAN settings that may be changed by following below instructions:
Open your Internet Explorer, click Settings icon or Tools (as per the IE version), click the Internet Options in the dropped-down menu and then there comes up the window of Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click LAN settings to open the LAN settings menu, ensure to uncheck the use a proxy server as your LAN..as shown in below picture. And then click OK to save the changes and close the winodw. Then retry the Anvi Smart Defender. IF any question, please feel free to contact us.