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What is ContraVirus

Posted on 11 June 2007 under Rogue Programs

1. What is ContraVirus?

ContraVirus is one of the Fake Antispyware programs. ContraVirus is recognized by an extra icon in the taskbar area constantly reporting that the system is infected. ContraVirus is annoying and useless PC application and should be eliminated immediately. It can penetrate Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista. The annoying this is that user is being persuaded to buy licensed program version to secure the system from future intruders.
ContraVirus can also be named as: Contra Virus.

2. ContraVirus screen shot:


3. How to remove ContraVirus:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by ContraVirus, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for ContraVirus removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove ContraVirus download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove ContraVirus.

  5. Restart the computer to complete ContraVirus removal procedure.

4. ContraVirus files:

cvantispam.dll, dbghelp.dll, extension.dll, msvcp71.dll, msvcr71.dll, plugin.dll, toolbarnotifierps.dll, wincom27.dll, ext32inc.dll
ContraVirus.exe, ContraVirusPro.exe, toolbarnotifier.exe, uninst.exe

5. Hijackthis entries:

O2 Entries:
O2 - BHO: IEExtension Class - {DBE5BEE8-F032-11DB-826A-C4BB56D89593} - C:\Program Files\ContraVirus\secieaddin.dll
O3 Entries:
O3 - Toolbar: Ad-Protect Toolbar - {EA038DDD-0FE0-41f5-BA60-FC3660529E71} - C:\Program Files\ContraVirus\ToolBand.dll
O4 Entries:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ContraVirus] C:\Program Files\ContraVirus\ContraVirus.exe /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ContraVirus] C:\Program Files\ContraVirus\ContraVirusPro.exe /s