How to get rid of BitDefender 2011 fake anti-spyware application. Automatic and manual removal guidelines
BitDefender 2011 stands for the rogue anti-virus tool from the same malicious clan as E-Set Antivirus 2011. This computer parasite is called after, but should never be confused with, the decent antivirus applications developed by BitDefender company. This fake is spread via web pages that claim to be online anti-virus scanners, but are instead certain ads that upon completion claim your PC is infected. This bogus scanner will then offer you to download and install BitDefender 2011 on to your system for the purpose of protecting it. It should be mentioned noted that such fictitious online scanners are simply the advertisement that is far-far away from the true knowledge about what exactly is happening on your system. In fact they will show the same virus reports to anyone who surfs the page. Hence, do not treat seriously what all these online scanners tell you.
As soon as BitDefender 2011 successfully penetrates inside of your system it will be tuned up in such a manner that it will be launched automatically with every Windows startup. As soon as it is started it will arrange the fake scanning of your workstation and upon completion will claim that it is infected with the wide range of malwares. If you try to apply the program to get rid of any of the malwares it supposedly detects it will tell you that you first must buy the application before it will delete anything. This is the entire scam technique since all its scan reports are all fabricated and many of the reported files are in fact decent files which in the case of their removal may create numerous problems for your system. Hence, do not manually delete any of the items it shows in its fake scan reports.
During the process of running of BitDefender 2011 it will also show plenty of alerts and warnings that try to scare you into believing that your workstation has a serious PC security issue. These alerts will claim that you private data is being stolen, active malware has been identified, or that you are using unlicensed programs. Bear in mind that BitDefender 2011 also forms a new column in the Windows Task Manager that will show the word Infected close to various processes that are running. This is all done in order to further scare you into believing that you have some malicious processes running on your PC. BitDefender 2011 will also try to protect itself by not allowing you to run various tools that may help you in its removal. When you try to run these types of decent applications BitDefender 2011 will terminate them and then claim that the file is infected. This, is by the way, typical for many viruses and rogue applications. Similar to the bogus scan reports, all of the above security alerts are fictitious and only being shown in order to frighten you into buying the rogue.
viruses that can remove this type of pest. Needless to mention, BitDefender 2011 was developed for the only purpose, that is to scare you into believing that your PC has a security issue so that you will then buy the rogue. Hence, you must not pay money for this rogue tool and to get rid of BitDefender 2011 and any other similar viruses. Please find the detailed removal guidelines stipulated below.
BitDefender 2011 automatic remover:
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
BitDefender 2011 manual removal guide:
Delete BitDefender 2011 files:
%CommonStartMenu%\BitDefender 2011\BitDefender 2011.lnk
Delete BitDefender 2011 registry entries:
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyEnable” = ’0′
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “BitDefender 2011″ = ‘C:Program FilesBitDefender 2011bitdefender.exe’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\chrome.exe “Debugger” = ‘msiexecs.exe -sb’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\firefox.exe “Debugger” = ‘msiexecs.exe -sb’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iexplore.exe “Debugger” = ‘msiexecs.exe -sb’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\opera.exe “Debugger” = ‘msiexecs.exe -sb’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\safari.exe “Debugger” = ‘msiexecs.exe -sb’
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform “WinNT-EVI 21.04.2011″