Uninstalling the rogue program ‘Alpha Antivirus' requires an effective anti-malware tool. You can find a quick removal guide on this page and a useful tool to instantly delete this malware.
Alpha Antivirus is a fake security program that purposely displays false security alerts and scan reports to mislead computer users into buying the full version of this bogus program. Alpha Antivirus aggressively pop-ups fake alert messages to gain trust and promote itself as the only software capable of removing earlier detected threats.
Infection of Alpha Antivirus is mainly acquired from malicious website that automatically downloads and executes a copy of this rogue program on visitor’s computer. Usually it is packed with Trojan with solitary role of keeping the unwanted program intact and avoiding it ejection. Trojan has a tendency to end security-related process belonging to antivirus and firewall programs installed causing Alpha Antivirus to setup on computers secretly.
In case of infection, remove Alpha Antivirus at once along with associated Trojan, malicious files and registry entries. It may not be designed to multiply and spread across other computers but its harmful intention is disclosed when it begins to download other malware coming from an attached server. Included on this page is Alpha Antivirus removal tool that you can user to get rid of this unwanted program.
Screenshot Image of Alpha Antivirus:
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Alpha Antivirus is a rogue program. Unlike Trojans and viruses, rogues do not reproduce once it enters the system. They usually propagate by means of another Trojan infection, fake security web sites, bogus software updates and cracked programs. When executed, Alpha Antivirus instantly alters Windows registry to gain a spot on start-up process. Then, the rogue program will disable system tools like task manager, registry editor and folder options to avert own removal.
Alpha Antivirus Removal Procedures
Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.
NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.
Step 1 : Uninstall Alpha Antivirus from Windows
1 On Windows Start menu, type Uninstall on Search field. Select Apps & Features on the list. For lower version of Windows, please choose Program and Features. You can uninstall or modify any installed application using this feature.
2 On next window, look for the item "Alpha Antivirus" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.
3 When it prompts for confirmation, please click Uninstall to start deleting Alpha Antivirus from Windows operating system.
Step 2 : Remove Alpha Antivirus remaining items with this tool
This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including Alpha Antivirus. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.
4 In order to completely remove Alpha Antivirus, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin the download process.
5 After downloading, right-click on the file mb3-setup-consumer-[version].exe and select Run as Administrator to install the application.
6 Follow the prompts and install with dafault settings. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
7 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will launch for the first time. If it prompts for database update, it is necessary proceed with this step.
8 Click on Scan Now button on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of Alpha Antivirus and other forms of threats.
9 Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and remove them from the computer.
10 If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.
Step 3 : Double-check if Alpha Antivirus still exists
11 Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. File will be save on your Windows Downloads folder.
12 After downloading, navigate its location and double-click on the NPE.exe file to launch the program.
13 Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept to proceed.
14 On NPE main window, click on Unwanted Application Scan to quickly check the computer for malicious programs including Alpha Antivirus.
Step 4 : Run Additional Scanner to Ensure that Alpha Antivirus is Totally Deleted
Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus software is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner. Browse this page to see a list of free services from specific anti-virus and security company.
Alternative Removal Procedures for Alpha Antivirus
Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
During an infection, Alpha Antivirus drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.
To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below.
1 On Windows Start menu, type RSTRUI on search field. Then, click the item or press Enter on keyboard.
2 "Restore system files and settings" window will appear. Click Next button to see the list of active restore points.
3 Select the most recent one prior to having Alpha Antivirus infection. Click Next to restore Windows to previous working and clean state.
4 It may take a while to fully restore back-up files. Restart Windows when done.
Optional : Alpha Antivirus manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Alpha Antivirus requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Alpha Antivirus.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Alpha Antivirus files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be saved automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
- Thoroughly scan the computer with your updated antivirus software.
4. Delete all files dropped by Alpha Antivirus.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.