What is Antivirus Monitor, How to remove Antivirus Monitor

Antivirus Monitor is a harmful program.

remove It is a fake security program, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Antivirus Monitor associated files and folders:

%Temp%\{RANDOM}\
%Temp%\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe

AAntivirus Monitor associated registry keys and values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter | “Enabled” = “0″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings | “ProxyOverride” = “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings | “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1:11215″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings | “ProxyEnable” = “1″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}

Core filename: {RANDOM}.exe
Command: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe
HijackThis shows Antivirus Monitor:

O4 – HKCU\..\RunOnce: [{RANDOM}] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe

Description: Antivirus Monitor is a fake antivirus program that installed through the use of trojans without user knowledge and permission. When is started, it will perform a fake scan and state that your computer is infected with viruses, spyware and malware. Moreover, Antivirus Monitor will display numerous fake security alerts and block all the legitimate and trustful applications used on your computer. In order to cure your PC, the program will suggest you to purchase its full version. Most important, do not pay for the fake software! Instead, follow the removal guide below to remove Antivirus Monitor from your computer for free using legitimate free antimalware software.

How to remove: use the Antivirus Monitor removal instructions or the steps below.

1. Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking.
2. Reset proxy settings of your browser (this malware hijacked them) by doing: run Internet Explorer, Click Tools -> Internet Options. Select Connections Tab and click to Lan Settings button. Uncheck “Use a proxy server” box. Click OK and click OK again.
3. Download HijackThis from here and save it to your desktop.
4. Run HijackThis. Click to Scan button. After HijackThis completes the system scan, check the box to the left of the following items:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [{RANDOM}] %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe

Please be very careful, do NOT check any other boxes! Next, click on Fix checked on the bottom left side of the HijackThis screen. Close HijackThis.
5. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

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