AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 is a rogue antivirus program that is designed to look like a regular anti-spyware tool. AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 is a part of the Fake Rean/Braviax family of rogue programs, known to perform a fake system scan on the affected computer and display various security notifications about dangerous threats.
None of the reported infections exists on the compromised machine. AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 only goal is to scare the users off into buying the licensed version of the product. The members of this rogue antivirus family differ only in the targeted operating system. For instance, AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 is meant to affect computers running Windows XP.
How Does AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 Affect Your Computer?
Once in the system AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 will be automatically started every time you turn on your computer. The first thing AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 does is to perform a full scan of your system, which is precisely what a legitimate antivirus scanner would do. The security notifications delivered by AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 warn that malware has been detected on the PC and offer the full version of the program as the best solution to the reported threat. Security experts advise users not to purchase the product because the displayed scan results are of no actual value. The interface of the rogue antivirus program has been specially designed to lead users into believing that they have a real anti-virus program in front of them, but this is simply not true. Beware that AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 has no scan engine or virus database for that matter, so the program cannot detect or remove any threats on the user’s computer.
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AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 Distribution
The rogue programs from the Braviax/FakeRean malware family usually use Trojans to enter the user’s system. It can be quite difficult to protect your computer against rogue antivirus programs, so keep your AV products up-to-date and do not open emails or download email attachments from questionable sources.
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AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 Removal
AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 can be removed from your computer manually or automatically. Follow the steps below to remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 from your PC completely.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201
Step 2: Uninstall AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as AVbytes XP Antivirus 201, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 will be removed.
Eliminate AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by AVbytes XP Antivirus 201 from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".