Milestone Antivirus stands for the fake anti-virus tool originating from the same malicious clan as Wireshark Antivirus. This fake device tries to trick people by applying the name that is well known in the PC security world. By applying the name Wireshark this scam is trying to trick users into believing that they are related to the decent network protocol analyzer named Wireshark that is often used to diagnose the traffic that is flowing over certain network. Milestone Antivirus, however, is a device that ransoms the normal running of your PC until you buy it. Milestone Antivirus is promoted by means of application of Trojans which would install the rogue inside of the machine without your consent as well as advertisements claiming to be online anti-virus scanners.
As soon as Milestone Antivirus is successfully installed it will be tuned up to get launched automatically with every Windows startup. As soon as it is launched it will initiate the fake scan and would tell that you have plenty of infections on your PC, but will not let you to get rid of them until you buy the rogue. The truth of the matter is that all of the files it claims are threats are actually the decent Microsoft Windows files. These files include iexplore.exe, calc.exe, msimn.exe, wmplayer.exe, and explorer.exe. None of these files are actually poisoned, so please do not try to delete them manually since it could cause Windows to not function as it should. During the operation Milestone Antivirus will also block programs from running on your PC. This tool will also show fake security alerts that are meant to scare you into believing that you have a major security trouble on your workstation. The infection messages and these bogus security notifications are all totally fake and must be disregarded.
Taking into consideration the aforesaid, this rogue was created for one reason: to scare you into believing that your files are infected so that you will then buy the rogue. You should not buy Milestone Antivirus, and if you have, you should immediately contact your good bank to dispute the charge claiming that the application you bought with their payment card is nothing but a PC virus. To uninstall Milestone Antivirus and any other malwares make sure to follow the guidelines in the removal instructions stipulated below.
Milestone Antivirus automatic remover:
- Download the latest version of Gridinsoft Trojan Killer to clean (uninfected) computer and install it
- Update the virus database
- Copy whole folder “c:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your memory stick
- Rename ““trojankiller.exe”” to “iexplore.exe”
- Move memory stick to infected PC and run iexplore.exe from “Trojan Killer” folder
Milestone Antivirus manual removal guide:
Delete Milestone Antivirus files:
%Program Files%\Milestone Antivirus.ico
%Program Files%\Milestone Antivirus\
%Program Files%\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.exe
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Milestone Antivirus\Milestone Antivirus.lnk
Delete Milestone Antivirus registry entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘C:\Program Files\conhost.exe “%1″ %*’