Anti-Virus-1 is a rogue anti-spyware program similar to Antivirus 2010. Anti-Virus-1 may have been installed by a Trojan known as Zlob or Vundo. Zlob and Vundo Trojans infect users without their knowledge and permission and will attempt to scare or trick the user into buying the full Anti-Virus-1 version of the program. Anti-Virus-1's common unscrupulous tactics to persuade the user may be bogus system notifications or fake security alerts stating that the computer is infected with an exaggerated amount of spyware. In order to to remove the supposed threats, the user should purchase Anti-Virus-1's commercial version.
Anti-Virus-1 may also imitate a computer system scan and list supposed spyware infections as a result. However, these resulting entries are created by Anti-Virus-1 itself to make the user believe Anti-Virus-1's scanner has detected actual threats. Anti-Virus-1 is a threat and should be removed without hesitation.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- 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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This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.