Remove Alpha Antivirus

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:

Alpha Antivirus Malware

Technical Details and Additional Information:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Characteristics (Analysis)
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.

Program and Features

2 On next window, look for the item "Alpha Antivirus" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.

Remove Malicious Apps

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.

Download Tool

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.

Scan Now

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.

NPE Download

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.

Norton Power Eraser

15 NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like Alpha Antivirus. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.

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.

RSTRUI Command

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.

End Task

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.

Run Regedit

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.

Associated Files and Folders:Added Registry Entries:
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About Marco Mathew

Marco Mathew works as Windows Network administrator before establishing precisesecurity.com. Now, Marco is dedicating full-time to help computer users' fight viruses, malware, trojan, worms, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.

40 Comments

  1. AvatarRodney Nace

    please remove your antivirus from my computer it keeps popping up!!!!

  2. Avatarrobert

    hello i need help to take away alpha antivirus from my computer

  3. AvatarPanorama

    Please help me to remove Alpha antivirus

  4. Avatarkarmaa09

    can yu help take it off pleasee

  5. Avatarkrystle mcgovern

    please remove your antivirus from my computer it keeps popping up!!!!

  6. AvatarStefy

    I was going nuts with Alpha Antivirus blocking all my sites, I had overdued assignments and was losing my sleep over this as it never allowed me any furthere into the Internet.

    Thanks to this post I made it ALIVE! :-))) To the genius thanks & God bless you!

    Use MBAM as Alpha Antivirus Removal Tool
    1. Download, install and update MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove Alpha Antivirus (KILL THE EVIL)

  7. AvatarCasey Pugh

    Please remove this BS off my computer, this program is jacked up an it has messed my computer up. Why does it keep popping up an I can’t remove it off??????? I have tryed to remove it but it is not listed on my programs list. I would not pay money for this at all.

  8. Avatardana whitlock

    HELP ME TOO! This sh*t just popped up, i never downloaded it, and now it keeps popping up and mesing up my computer as well. If anyone has ANY suggestions…please email and let me know.

  9. AvatarHali

    This thing got downloaded on m computer and like the others i can not get it off and it isn’t listed in my programs so i cant uninstall it! It’s blocking some of my sites and giving me pop ups! It’s super annoying! Please help.

  10. Avatarscreem

    delete this crap

  11. AvatarApril Leier

    Please send me an email about how to remove the Alph anti virus on my computer. I have tried several things which have not worked. I am frustratred. Please help. Thank you for your time.

  12. AvatarRahmel

    Please send me an email about how to remove the Alph anti virus from my computer. I have tried several things to get rid of this crap, but nothing seems to work. I am frustratred. Please help. Thank you

  13. AvatarEfren

    Is it possible to remove alpha antivirus with
    antimalware pro!!

  14. AvatarDoug Dunsmore

    Just bought my wife her 1st. PC and now my nightmare begins!She caught the alpha antivirus with the Onecare protection,tried using malwarebytes program & thought it got it out,but no!! a week later its back! any working suggestions?I`m about to toss her PC and ban her for life!HELP!HELP!HELPPPPPPPPP! We hope there`s a very special place waiting for the creator of this germ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Avatarangela

    please help me, how do i get reed of alpha antivirus, please help me..

  16. Avataranns

    pleaSE help me to remove alpha antivirus????

  17. AvatarSin-queta Sullivan

    I need help. I’ve been on this computer for hours trying to get this Alpha Antivirus off my hard drive and its seriously annoying. Please help me. Just send me a email.

  18. AvatarHeidi714

    Please email me about how to remove this anoyying spyware

    it’s driving me insane D:

  19. Avatarlori

    windows live one care help center got rid of it for me

  20. Avataredie

    i did system restore and it got rid of it !

  21. Avatarvishnu

    hello,my laptop infected with alpha antivirus.to remove it i download ,update MBAM.mbam couldnt start.im confused plz guide &help me

  22. AvatarJoe Graydon

    AVG antivirus program wont remove rogue Alpha antivirus from my PC. So far I have not found anything 100% free to remove it, and I’m sick of buying antivirus programs that dont work, is there anything truly 100% free, that will work?

  23. Avatarelliot santiago

    I need help removing alph anti spyware!

  24. Avatarjessie

    remove this freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Avatarjessie

    kill this freak

  26. Avataremily

    dude thank you soooooo much! it was driving me crazy!

  27. AvatarAlpha AntiVirus

    Some please email me and let me know if there is ANY REAL FREE removal tools to get this POS Alpha crap off my husbands machine! I of course just happened to sit down at it, when low and behold it starts running, I thought it was his reg anti-virus prompts, and now of course its all my fault! How the he11 do I get it off his pc without having to pay for anything to get it off? We are broke, have no CC nor checking acct to pay for it, so please please someone help me!! Thanks in advance!

  28. AvatarDanyale

    Malwarebytes anti-malware works great. I found it earlier today. I was just like all of you. It is totally free. They have a option for you to buy the software but there is a free program. Good Luck.

  29. Avatarangel

    i was able to remove alpha anti virus in my computer..first i downloaded micro trend anti virus then search for the word “alpha” only because you can’t find the full word of ‘alpha anti virus’, then i found a lot that matches it and i found uninstall and i clicked on it ang WALA..it uninstall it and as soon as i uninstall it..i got a message for remodification of unblocking it and guess what it was totally blocked in my computer…try it! it really works…BTW..i downloaded micro trend anti virus free trial for a month..so i highly recommend it..there is another anti virus that is also free for a year it’s call cyber defender…it really works…God bless!..hoped it will also work for you folks out there…

  30. Avatarjeffrey danan

    Please email me about how to remove this alpha anti virus

  31. Avatarc harapat

    i am soooo mad rite now. I bought this BS do they have my personal info? Please e mail me back asap.

  32. Avatarwolf

    Get rid of Alpha antivirsus for FREE w/ AD-AWARE. Go to freeantispam.org click onthe top rite corner under free programs Ad-Aware is the first program download it and run it once its installed and no more Alpha Antivirus. It workd 4 me and it was free. Good luck

  33. AvatarKevin

    Is there a way to get rid of alpha without having to install it first?

  34. AvatarSmookey

    If you can stop the Exe. file for the program you can scan out the rest. A rootkiller will work I used Trend Micros Hijack this. If you want to just get on the internet to investigate and get support just kill your add ons in your Internet explorer.

  35. Avatarginger

    I got rid of the virus using spy doctor but my pc is still running very, very slow. Any suggestions? It is a bad virus.

  36. Avatarjessica

    i need a phone number or something to call can any one help me this crap just popped up i did not download it and it wont go away blocked all my sites the computer is mad… helpppppppp

  37. Avatarsignuz

    Ginger,
    I tried Spyware Doctor and it did not found any. I thought with full version of SD I can remove it the way you said, but unfortunately, SD is an expensive piece of crap. It was useless.

    I will try other programs and let you guys know.

  38. Avatarjohn

    superantispyware works also

  39. AvatarLexus

    OMG PLEASE REMOVE IT FROM MY COMP ITS STRESSFUL AND ANNOYING!!!!!!

  40. AvatarLexus3200

    I got this problem earlier ago and after playing with it for awhile, I found out that the easiest way to solve this problem is to reformat your PC to its earliest stage and it work for me perfectly. I have a window 7 offerating system. Here’s how you do it.

    Boot your PC using SAFE MODE. You can enter SAFE MODE by pressing F8 when your PC brand logo appear.

    Using safe mode, now you can reformat your PC in its early stage by going to your control panel,click action center,then backup and restore. Pick a date listed on the box, just make sure that the date you pick is the day you know you PC is working perfectly.Wait for it to finish and Walahhhh! your computer should work fine.

    REMINDERS THOUGH! I GOT WINDOW 7 AND I BACKUP MY FILES OFTEN.

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