TR/FakeAV Removal Guide

Do you know what TR/FakeAV is?

If you run a system scan and an infection called TR/FakeAV is detected, you need to remove it as soon as possible. This is a generic detection for fake anti-malware software which is designed by dangerous cyber criminals. These criminals are only interested in getting your money and disclosing your private information. Unfortunately, as it has been proven over and over again, the attacks of fake AVs are usually very successful and very profitable. If you do not want to become a victim of devious virtual schemers, you have to delete TR/FakeAV from your operating system, regardless of which form this threat appears in. Note that while in some cases users can remove malware by uninstalling it, most rogue antivirus programs are much more complex, and computer users usually need to delete them using the automatic malware removal software.

AVLab Internet Security, AVC Plus, SystemBytes Win 8 2015, Zorton Win 8 Antivirus 2014, and Sirius Win 7 Antivirus 2014 are few of the most recent rogue security tools that our malware researchers have detected and analyzed. These rogues belong to the FakeRean (also known as Braviax) family, and there are plenty of families that you need to be aware of, including FakeVimes and WinWebSec. These families have been established after discovering that certain rogues have identical interfaces, work the same, and can be removed in the same manner. Unfortunately, most rogues are unpredictable, which is why computer users often fail to realize that they require removal. Overall, regardless of the family, most rogues that we recommend removing display misleading scanner reports, bogus security alerts, and unreliable recommendations. The information presented by TR/FakeAV rogues is designed to convince users that they need to install the provided malware removal software to delete all active infections, when in reality these infections do not exist, and the promoted security software is useless.

Most users face the misleading information fed to them by TR/FakeAV together with such symptoms as the blocked running of .EXE files, blocked Internet connection, background changes, and system crashes. These symptoms are used to convince users that they need to delete malware as well as to stop them from removing TR/FakeAV malware. If a user cannot connect to the Internet, that user cannot make an informed decision about the infection and its removal. Unfortunately, this often results in users following the demands presented by TR/FakeAV. If you choose to follow the fake malware removal recommendations, you will be routed to a purchase page asking to disclose your name, home address, credit card number, and similar information. You do not want cyber crooks to get this data, because it could be used in other scams. Needless to say, the only thing that we recommend is the removal of TR/FakeAV.

Do you know how to delete TR/FakeAV? We cannot present a universal removal guide, because there are lots of different rogue antivirus programs that act in different ways. For example, all that computer users who want to delete Windows Internet Guard need to do is apply a special activation key (0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021) and then install an automatic malware removal software. Unfortunately, if your PC is corrupted by AVLab Internet Security, you will need to restart your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, and only then you will be allowed to install a legitimate malware remover. Overall, it is most important to remove TR/FakeAV, and if you post a comment identifying the fake AV you are dealing with, we will be able to link you to a removal guide showing how to remove it. You can also use our search dialog box.

In non-techie terms:

TR/FakeAV requires immediate removal, and so you need to do whatever it takes to delete it from your operating system. As mentioned before, some versions of TR/FakeAV are less stubborn, and you may be able to delete them yourself. Of course, most rogues are complicated and clandestine, which is why it is most likely that you will have to use the removal guides displayed below.