Alpha Antivirus

Alpha Antivirus Description

ScreenshotAlpha Antivirus is a fake anti-spyware program that uses vague and unoriginal methods to get computer users to spend their money on the full version of Alpha Antivirus. Through Alpha Antivirus's malicious tactics, a computer user will find their system bombarded with annoying popups and system scans that return fake results. Alpha Antivirus does not have the ability to detect or remove computer parasites therefore it is not a suggested application to use for security needs on a Windows PC

Alpha Antivirus, another member of the FakeXPA family, is very similar to its siblings that include XP Antivirus 2012, Antivirus GT, XP Antivirus 2013, Cyber Security, Personal Security, Antivirus 8, Antivirus 2010, Nortel Antivirus, MaCatte Antivirus 2009, Ghost Antivirus, AntivirusBEST, Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 7, AVG Antivirus 2011, Anti-Virus Professional, Antivir, E-Set Antivirus 2011, Personal Security Pro, Antivirus 360, Earth Antivirus, Eco Antivirus.

Aliases: Mal/EncPk-FX [Sophos], Gen:Trojan.Heur.Renos.oLW@bqKUaGl [BitDefender], Application.Maybe_RogueAV [PCTools], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.BEI [NOD32], Packed.Win32.Katusha.e [Kaspersky], PersonalAV [McAfee], Trojan.Generic.2670528 [BitDefender], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AGN [NOD32], Trojan.Win32.FakeXPA (v) [Sunbelt], [CAT-QuickHeal], Troj/FakeVir-PJ [Sophos], Medium Risk Malware [Prevx], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AWY [NOD32], Artemis!F8511704519F [McAfee+Artemis] and Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.xjg [Kaspersky].

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  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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How to Find and Remove Alpha Antivirus

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Infection Statistics

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File System Details

Alpha Antivirus creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 alpha.exe 1,208,832 f52fbb7247b0041a914621653a70511f 94
2 %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\AlphaAV 93
3 %CommonProgramFiles%\Uninstall\AlphaAV 86
4 %ProgramFiles%\AlphaAV 83
5 Alpha-Scan-b90e89_2038-3[1].exe 2,623 48fbd9276dbd80d2891aff70059725d7 82
6 %ProgramFiles%\AAntivirus 81
7 Driver[1].exe 185,204 a29322d3e1b5c19ac22019459b5358c7 81
8 msnaoladdon.dll 397,824 44e910e7137c411925c7cba6ca5bc6ad 80
9 Alpha-Scan-ff679a2_2038-3[1].exe 163,840 18c10a2c0f29b76f615e5d800a84f16d 73
10 IEaddonscontrol.dll 347,136 255f634ce5b9d8bf9d9c8091d1439cf4 73
11 NetFilter.exe 114,688 ab7197e41fada08a12aee5294091b819 72
12 Alpha Antivirus.exe 1,601,536 51
13 Alpha Antivirus.exe 1,626,112 2694f1dfa860f50b9df2c130d0bfa22a 44
14 AlphaAV.exe 1,581,056 c32d1903ce8bedc7965702e1c4d0300c 44
15 %ProgramFiles%\alphaant 2
More files

Registry Details

Alpha Antivirus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Environment, value: AVUNINST
Environment, value: AVAPP

More Details on Alpha Antivirus

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  • Teresa:

    I have had this Alpha antivirus for several days on mu computer. I cannot do anything because it interrupts me constantly. Please help me get rid of it. Is there a company behind this?

    I too would like to report it to the Attorney General.

  • Tanya:

    Pleas help me get rid of alpha antivirus thank you

  • cattech :

    I recently had the alpha antivirus get installed with out my consent,how can I get rid of this program?

  • Chris:

    OK so how do you delete then? Do I have to buy deletion software now? I have 2 months left on my Webroot antivirus. I’ve swept it several times and it has never picked it up…..but it’s there.

  • patricia burns:

    this alpha what ever keeps popping up on my computer how do i get rid of it

  • Valarie Walling :

    Because of crcumstances beyond my control I cannot afford to get my computer fixed, I try to install reccomended programs, but… idiocy sometimes attaches to the programs, and they inflict pop up continusly… Pleae help us (family). Thank you.

  • telitha:

    i can not get it to remove from my computer,what do i do to get rid of it completely?

  • Duane Lighthall :

    While on Facebook, a pop-up appeared which looked like a regular Mcrosoft update. I clicked on the X to eliminate it. Wrong! it immediately downloaded onto my computer. Now it blocks every attempt to remove it including my Norton and other Microsoft programs. My next step is to report this to the Attorney General’s Office.

  • ludivina ballan:

    Thank you for this wonderful advices especially those who do not know yet ALPHA ANTIVIRUS like me. I thought it is really an antivirus. Thank you. More power to you. God bless.

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