Earth Antivirus is a fake anti-virus program that gives exaggerated reports of infections on your computer. It pretends to be a legitimate security application and states that your computer is infected with spyware, adware, Trojan Horses, worms and other malware. The rogue program displays fake security warnings too. Finally, Earth AV prompts to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which actually don't even exist. It your computer is infected with this rogue program, please don't purchase it. It goes without saying that you shouldn't keep it on your computer. The removal instructions below gives you full details on how to remove Earth Antivirus and any related malware for free.
If you are reading this article, then your computer is probably infected with this malware. Hopefully, you can remove it quite easily with a help of free anti-malware programs. If you don't know where did Earth Antivirus come from and you didn't installed it yourself then your computer was already infected with Trojans that download such rogue program onto the compromised computers without users permission of knowledge. However, most of the time earth antivirus has to be manually installed. Once running, it displays numerous fake infections and constantly displays fake security warnings about serious security problems. The fake alerts may have the following messages:
"Spyware activity alert!
Trojan.IEMonster activity detected. It is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs, including logins and passwords from online banking sessions, eBay, PayPal."
"System files modification alert!
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unathorised modifications by removing threats (Recommended)."
Furthermore, the rogue program hijacks web browsers and displays fake alerts when you browse the web. It blocks security related websites, anti-virus programs and any useful tools that could be used to remove Earth Antivirus.
The homepage of this rogue program is earth-av.com.
As you can see, Earth AV is nothing more but a scam. As we have already said, don't purchase it. If you have already bought it, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then get rid of Earth Antivirus as soon as possible. Please follow the removal instructions below. If you have any questions or additional information about this virus please don't hesitate and leave a comment. Good luck and be safe!
Earth Antivirus removal instructions:
1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key. Read more detailed instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm
NOTE: Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.
2. Download one of the following legitimate anti-malware applications and run a full system scan. Don’t forget to update it first. All programs a free.
NOTE: before saving the selected program onto your computer, please rename the installer to winlogon.exe or iexplore.exe. With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.
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