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Remove Power AntiVirus 2009, Uninstall Instructions

Aug 28, 2008
Power Antivirus 2009 is one of the most common rogue anti-spyware programs infecting thousands of computers each day worldwide. If you look at the keyword search data provided by reliable sources, you will find that as many as ten thousand searches are being done for the keyword Remove Power Antivirus 2009 each day.

But let us first know what is a rogue anti-spyware ?

Spyware are the programs, which are designed to reside into your system, and spy upon the private and confidential data to send it to the actual creators and planters of that spyware onto your system. Anti-spyware are the programs, which try to remove these spyware programs from your system. But there are some rogue programs, which disguise themselves as anti-spyware program with rogue intentions. These are called rogue anti-spyware program.

Power Anti Virus 2009 is also a rogue Anti Virus program. It generally gets installed onto your system when you download a codec file or a rogue media player file. Once your system comes in contact with this dreaded malware, it starts to pop up fake scanner windows, which pretends as if it is scanning your system. After that fake scanning is over, Power Anti Virus 2009 generates a fake result report, which tells you that your system is infected with loads of Spyware and you need to urgently purchase a full licensed version of it. Many people get panicked after seeing such reports, and some of them proceed to purchase the full version.

This is a dangerous situation. You are now proceeding to provide your credit card details to a rogue company, who can grossly misuse this information. Furthermore, this piece of code, which you get for your money, is also a harmful piece of code for your system. Instead of removing spyware from your system, it installs more malware and spyware onto your system, which further degrade your system performance and spy upon your privacy. At the same time it creates a false sense of comfort in you that your system is now protected from malware and spyware. Keeping these things in mind, you need to urgently get rid of Power Anti Virus 2009.

How to remove Power Anti Virus 2009

First of all you need to scan your system for its presence. There are many good quality free Spyware Scanning tools available on the Internet for download.

If you find that your system is clean of it, then there is no need to worry. But if your system has got any trace of Power Anti Virus 2009, then either you can go for manual removal of it or you can buy a full and paid version of a reputed Anti Spyware program, which will effectively clean your system. We recommend you to follow the automatic route, because manual removal of spyware programs is often tedious and requires you to have comprehensive knowledge of what actually you are doing.

If you are interested in the manual removal of Power Anti Virus 2009, then there are basically four steps involved.

1. Delete the Windows Processes associated with it. For this you have to open the Windows Task Manager and open the Processes Tab and find the Processes associated with it.
2. Delete the files associated with Power Anti Virus 2009. Before proceeding for this step, you should search for which files are associated with it.
3. Delete the DLL files associated with it.
4. Delete the registry keys. This is the most important step, which you need to execute with utmost care. Windows Registry is an important area of your system, and you should handle it extreme care. You should search for the exact Registry Keys associate with Power Anti Virus 2009 and then delete them.
About the Author
Silki Garg is the author of many high rated articles on Online Security, Spyware Removal, Phishing, Malware Protection etc. She advices on how to clean your PCs by removing Power Anrivirus 2009 and other malware on her blog http://webtoolsandtips.com.
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