Posted by Dan Steiner on Feb 7, 2013
Disk Antivirus is rogue fake anti-spyware virus that pretends to be a legitimate anti-virus program. Once infected with Disk Antivirus Professional, fake scan results and security warnings will appear. The Disk Antivirus Professional Virus will also block access to your programs and applications, and may even block access to the internet. Disk Antivirus Professional attempts to extort money from innocent users by tricking them into believing they have a number of problems with their computer, and that they should purchase a license key to activate Disk Antivirus Professional. If you’re infected with Disk Antivirus Professional, do not attempt to activate the program or send any money.
Operating systems affected by Disk Antivirus Professional are: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with Disk Antivirus.
Disk Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…
Disk Antivirus Professional Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Disk Antivirus Professional.
Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
Our American Based Experts can remove the virus for you. call (866) 240-9755 or chat.
This removal guide is for ADVANCED COMPUTER USERS ONLY.
We take no responsibility for any damage incurred to your computer by use of this guide!
Is your data backed up? Virus removal is a potentially dangerous task for the untrained computer user. If your information isn’t backed up, you may lose it. Once you’ve ensured you have a decent backup of your data, continue on. Sometimes viruses can block access to your desktop, programs, and files. Please balance the risk before continuing!
With the computer turned all the way off (completely shut down), you should then power the computer back on and begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Once you reach the Advanced Startup Menu, you can use your up and down arrows to navigate and the enter key to continue. (Screenshot below)
You may notice a bunch of files scrolling as your computer boots up, this is normal. You may need to click your username to log on, or if you do not have a password/multiple users it will boot right into to the Desktop.
Open your preferred internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, or Google Chrome) to download removal software below on the infected computer.
Download MalwareBytes here. This is hands down, the BEST virus/spyware removal tool available. If you can afford the one time fee of $25, it’s worth every penny to buy the pro version, which will protect you from future infections like this and keep hackers from stealing your identity. If not, the Free MalwareBytes will work, but will not protect you from any future attacks.
Once you’ve finished downloading Malwarebytes, you should run it and install it like a normal program. You should see this screen when it’s ready:
The scan will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, maybe even longer if you have a lot of data on your computer.
Once the scan finishes, go ahead and click OK to view the found files. If nothing was found, you’re all finished.
You should see a list of files MalwareBytes detected. Next hit “Remove Selected”. You may need to reboot your computer as this point. That’s normal! Go ahead and let MalwareBytes reboot your computer.
Your computer should boot back into Windows normally now. Check to make sure you can get online using a web browser, then proceed.
Your computer was just infected. This could be because of poor performing anti-virus software, outdated definitions, or no anti-virus software running at all.
Anti-virus software is available FREE. There is no reason why your computer shouldn’t be protected. Clearly, the paid versions are better than the free (more features), but both are effective. We recommend pairing any of the anti-virus below with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO Available Here.
Here are the top performing anti-virus programs we’ve tested:
You’ve managed to avoid disaster this time, but what if this happened again, or you had a fire, hard drive failure, or robbery? If you have important information on your computer, it needs to be backed up! You can do this by copying your data to an External Hard Drive, USB Flash Drive, or by subscribing to an online backup service.
One of the best ways to keep your data backed up, without the hassle, is to use an online service like Carbonite. Instead of having to manually backup your information, Carbonite runs in the background of your computer, and will upload all your data via a secure connection to their offsite server. It’s hands down the easiest and best way to prevent data loss. We even use it here at Online Virus Repair headquarters! They offer a free month trial, and it does not require any credit card info to try it out. Check out Carbonite
That’s it! It would be a good idea to run a full scan with your anti-virus software to ensure there aren’t any remaining malicious files.
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