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The rogue anti-spyware application called System Security 2009 and Scan-av-express.com domain are currently the randomly interrelated cyber-entities because the latter is promoting the former. In other words, Scan-av-express.com is a browser hijacker that makes your browser act funny by redirecting it to unwanted and potentially insecure online resources like Scan-av-express.com, Scantrustsecurity.com, Stabilitytools.com, Netsecurityworks.com etc. All of them look like online security scanners that report infections which are allegedly on the user’s computer. In fact, though, the malware reported by Scan-av-express.com is imaginary and is in no way related to what’s actually installed on your computer. All the detections issued by Scan-av-express.com scanner are spoof and must not be trusted. The smartest thing you can do if Scan-av-express.com is playing havoc with your web-surfing is to detect the corresponding trojans and remove the hijacker as soon as possible. And one more advice – please, avoid System Security 2009 and all of its auxiliary applications or websites like Scan-av-express.com. Neither Scan-av-express.com nor System Security 2009 belongs on your PC, so exterminate them immediately if exposed.
Malware Type: Browser Hijackers
Malware Author: Innovagest2000
Threat Level: Critical
Advice: Immediately remove and scan for additional malware
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How to remove Scan-av-express.com hijacker manually:
Manual removal of Scan-av-express.com hijacker and attendant malware is feasible if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, system processes, .dll files and registry entries.
The associated files to be deleted are listed below:
- %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\pc00308937ins
- %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\00308937.exe
- %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\config.udb
- %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Security 2009.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Security\System Security 2009 Support.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Security\System Security 2009.lnk
The related registry entries to be removed are as follows:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “00308937″
Please, be aware that manual removal of Scan-av-express.com hijacker is a cumbersome procedure and does not ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may automatically reanimate themselves afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of Scan-av-express.com hijacker, which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.
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- June 16, 2009
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