Wednesday, 2 February 2011

How to Remove McAVG 2011 (Uninstall Guide)

McAVG 2011 is a misleading anti-virus program that may give false or exaggerated system security threats on your PC. McAVG 2011 displays fake security warnings and prompts to pay for a full license of the program in order to remove the threats. Here are some of the security threats it detected on our clean test machine: PcClient LP, Alureon YT, Donloz YF, Kbot F. You can get a full license of this rogue program for 5 euros (6.9 dollars). Of course, you shouldn't purchase it. It gives a false sense of security anyway. The graphical user interface of McAVG 2011 is pretty much the same as Kaspersky Anti-virus. I don't know how they came up with this name, but it seems to me that it's a combination of McAfee and AVG. Both names are well known in computer security industry. If you have this piece of malware on your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below to remove McAVG 2011 and any related malware for free.

McAVG 2011 related domains (
All these website, except, use the same web template which is an almost exact copy of process library.

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As you can see, McAVG 2011 uses misleading methods to trick users into purchase a full version of the program. It impersonates legitimate and well known software to gain more authority. It's a scam. Do not fall victim to this misleading program. If you have already purchased it, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges as this program is an infection. To remove McAVG 2011, please follow the step in the removal guide below. You can always leave a comment if you need some help or if you have additional information about this rogue that may help other users. Don't forget to tell your friends about this threat. Good luck and be safe online!

McAVG 2011 removal instructions:

1. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.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.

You may need to end McAVG 2011 process in order to run malware removal tool. Download Process Explorer and end rogue's process: mcavg.exe

2. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.

Associated McAVG 2011 files and registry values:

  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata1.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata2.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata3.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata4.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata5.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata6.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata7.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\fasdata8.dat
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\lang.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\lastscan.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\licencia.txt
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\mcavg.exe
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\
  • C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\versiondb.txt
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\McAVG\McAVG
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache "C:\Program Files\McAVG\McAVG\mcavg.exe"
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