This is the article that explains how to use taskkill.exe command to terminate the malicious process of Disk Antivirus Professional virus. This is a serious malware that attacks thousands if not millions of computers today. It strikes PCs with poor security status, often totally unprotected by any security applications. Once it is inside the machine, the hoax tunes up the system for the purpose of being self-launched automatically each time you turn the computer on. This results in appearance of Disk Antivirus Professional scam whenever you want to do something important on your workstation.
Disk Antivirus Professional does the fake scan of your computer. Once the scan is over it gives a long list of fake threats and says that you must purchase its activation code (registration key) to remove them. However, you should realize that such threats simply don’t exist on your computer. This is an imitation of real scan and of real system cleanup. In reality all such threats reported by Disk Antivirus Professional are invented.
Removal of Disk Antivirus Professional is a serious challenge for many security blogs, and for our site as well. Regretfully, many online blogs simply recommend to download some security software and forget to tell users that this rogue blocks launching of any executables. Thus, many of such blogs simply don’t give clear and effective malware removal solutions. They just strive for obtaining as many clicks of the download links of their promoted antivirus as they can. This is not the case with our blog. We’ve provided the excellent solutions to help you stop the malicious process of this scam effectively, using simple commands called taskkill.exe and cmd.exe (in their combination). Please follow the removal steps below, and if you have any questions or troubles please let us know immediately.
Disk Antivirus Professional virus removal guide:
- Enable the display of extensions.
- Run Explorer by clicking Win+E.
- Go to the folder –> C:\Windows\system32
- Copy two files –> cmd.exe and taskkill.exe and transfer them to your desktop.
- Rename those files on the desktop –> cmd.exe into explorer.exe and taskkill.exe into iexplore.exe.
- Run from the desktop renamed file cmd.exe (now explorer.exe).
- In the opened window type iexplore /FI “WINDOWTITLE eq Disk Antivirus Professional” /IM * /F
- Press “Enter“.
Important!!! After these procedures implemented the virus hasn’t yet been removed! Now you need to scan your system with our recommended security software – GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
Disk Antivirus Professional removal video guide:
Disk Antivirus Professional virus manual removal:
Disk Antivirus Professional files to be removed:
%Desktopdir%\Disk Antivirus Professional.lnk
%Programs%\Disk Antivirus Professional\Disk Antivirus Professional.lnk
Disk Antivirus Professional virus registry entries to be removed:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Disk Antivirus Professional
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Disk Antivirus Professional\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[random]\[random].exe,0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Disk Antivirus Professional\DisplayName Disk Antivirus Professional
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Disk Antivirus Professional\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Disk Antivirus Professional\UninstallString “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u