Remove Fake Antivirus 1.99

Remove Fake Antivirus 1.99

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood

"Remove popular fake antivirus from computer."

Overview

I hope that you have never got yourself infected with a FakeVime, because they’re a really big pain in the ***, especially in the past when there weren’t so many removal tools available and people were not so aware. FakeVimes is a family of fake security applications that pretend to scan your computer for malware, when in fact the malware is that software itself, causing various damages. Remove Fake Antivirus is a tool for removing this kind of malware, and it is both easy to use and efficient.

Installation

Remove Fake Antivirus is not an application with a setup package. You just have to download and run it.

It would be a big irony if this program contained a virus (just think of it, a program with the purpose of removing programs with viruses that supposedly remove viruses, containing a virus itself), but that’s not the case; it’s completely free from any kind of malware and 3rd-party advertised programs.

You can run it under any Windows Operating System.

Interface

When you launch the program you will be greeted with a splash window which informs you of the program’s functionality and a link to the developer’s website. Click “Start” to begin the operation, or “Cancel” to abort it. The window is clearly very simple, no graphics or anything, just plain text.

If you choose to begin the removal operation, then in the screen that will follow you will be asked if you want to “Start to remove virus”. Click Yes to continue or No to cancel the process.

When the scan is taking place you can click the “Show details” button which will open a textbox which reports the ongoing operations. At the top is a bar that starts to fill in while the operation is getting closer to complete, and above the bar is the path that the program is currently searching in.

Pros

The biggest advantage of the program is that it’s really easy to use it. You just open it, click “Start” and “Yes” to begin the scan, and that’s it. No complex modules, buttons and functionalities- it’s absolutely impossible to mess this up.

Remove Fake Antivirus scans the whole system for said software. This means that there’s no chance the malicious program will find any place to hide in the system.

It can detect 90 fake antivirus programs, and not just the popular ones. These include Windows Prime Shield, AntiVirus Plus 2014, Security Cleaner Pro, Sinergia Cleaner, Titan Antivirus 2013, Antivirus Security Pro, iON Internet Security, PC Defender Plus, Wolfram Antivirus and many more…

If the program detects any of the supported FakeVimes, then it will automatically remove them from the computer safely and ask you to scan with your own antivirus program and reboot your computer.

Cons

Well, all this plainness and rawness makes it a bit unattractive, but it gets the job done.

Alternatives

The best tool for removing all sorts of malware, even the most persistent ones, is MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (freemium). There’s really nothing that can escape its wrath. Two other really good alternatives are Spybot – Search & Destroy (free) and SUPERAntiSpyware (freemium).

Conclusion

Even though the program's nature is very simple, it does a very good job in removing fake antivirus software. Very handy application that can prove to be very helpful in certain situations.

What's new in this version: Add ability to remove Windows Prime Shield.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Remove Fake Antivirus on 10 Jun 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
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