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What is HomeAntivirus 2009

Posted on 20 April 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is HomeAntivirus 2009?

HomeAntivirus 2009 (or Home Antivirus 2009) is classified as rogue program because of its tendency to display fictitious warnings about computer security.

The initiation of the infection. Computer is infected by a Zlob.Trojan in first place and that is the main causer of fake security warnings. After user reacts to Trojan alerts by clicking on them, HomeAntivirus 2009 is downloaded and installed.

HomeAntivirus 2009 behaviour. Many useless files are created on a hard disc along with HomeAntivirus 2009 installation, which later will appear in PC scan results as malware, which in fact are not real threats.
Another reason we consider HomeAntivirus 2009 to be rogue program - ability to generate sales by trick. Once computer system has been scanned, user is provided with a report containing assumed spyware and viruses. Now the user has to click on a button to remove found threats, what will cause a notification to purchase licensed HomeAntivirus 2009 version.

HomeAntivirus 2009 should not be purchased - it's a scam and will not solve any computer problems!

2. HomeAntivirus 2009 screen shot:

HomeAntivirus 2009

3. How to remove HomeAntivirus 2009:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by HomeAntivirus 2009, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for HomeAntivirus 2009 removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove HomeAntivirus 2009 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 HomeAntivirus 2009.

  5. Restart the computer to complete HomeAntivirus 2009 removal procedure.

4. HomeAntivirus 2009 files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HomeAntivirus 2009] "C:\Program Files\HomeAntivirus2009\HomeAntivirus2009.exe" /hide