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Alpha Antivirus

How to Remove Alpha Antivirus from Your Computer

To completely purge Alpha Antivirus from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with Alpha Antivirus. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the Alpha Antivirus registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove Alpha Antivirus from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the Alpha Antivirus files and folders,
see How to Delete Alpha Antivirus Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete Alpha Antivirus Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with Alpha Antivirus are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the Alpha Antivirus files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\AlphaAVUninstall
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AAntivirus
[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\AAntivirusUninstall
[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\Uninstall\AlphaAV
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV
[%COMMON_STARTMENU%]\AlphaAV
[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\AlphaAntUninstall
[%COMMON_STARTMENU%]\AAntivirus
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAnt
[%COMMON_STARTMENU%]\AlphaAnt

How to Remove Alpha Antivirus from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove Alpha Antivirus from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with Alpha Antivirus, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the Alpha Antivirus registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\134ADD7CA0640C212C89CB936C0A0836
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AAntivirus
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\6EF3CA6188150C67769BE90E329A9541
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\51DEAC78600719B87794BF4A9A418899
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AlphaAV
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\73DDE2E8B3C99683EE176E2DBF0F7B45
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\151A5D932986C4E66C02A03551DC68B6
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\89DF625B2363F34886208A24FCD939DF
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\96518D9A340F8919BFC0A198ECD589B7
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NDISRD
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AlphaAnt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\33D6291EAD7697E74339FCE203AE5CC9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\7F669E775F0C9763D953EE62C7F05177
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\76958FD04477A36ECF369D7018C64DC4
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\59952E3D7E56F01F0D3EA99678A0AEC6
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\35CD7DBC3BEF70BE4083CFF8FF613C5B
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\05A7F94618255F311E4BC797C435289F
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2E8DF5E2FB22264F737A229C9B9D94EF
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\14DC127434B142C1032CCCD03B99CA6B
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\96650A23DA4B2A8659CC2A6CA09F254B
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\959950D11766286AA1877202296051FC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\23CFE231CE9F7E99EF08DE489922D3D6
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\51EF7C159037AF755A94AFD4D9444487
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\2EE6DDC2FD9D2FA11005315C1D4CF8A4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\71B10F618A6E928D327467F8AF8DFB7F
Registry Values
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=200000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=1240056
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]MSDRV=NetFilter.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=39234864
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=1634252
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=65274568
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]AlphaAV=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV\AlphaAV.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=37531692
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=20862388
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AAntivirus=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AAntivirus\alpha.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AlphaAV=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV\alpha.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]MSDRV="NetFilter.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AlphaAV=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV\AlphaAV.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]AVUNINST=[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\Uninstall\AlphaAV\Uninstall.lnk
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]AVAPP=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=1244760
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AlphaAnt=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAnt\alpha.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]AVUNINST=[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\Uninstall\PersonalAV\Uninstall.lnk
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]AVAPP=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\PersonalAV
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=686572
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]MSDRV=NetFilter.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=25108228
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AlphaAV=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AlphaAV\Alpha Antivirus.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]ForegroundLockTimeout=1244768

Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts the hard drive of the infected computer or the files holding important information. The hacker then extorts money from the computer’s owner in exchange for the possibility to have access to the data again.

Be Aware of the Following Ransomware Threats:

AntiSpyLab, AntiSpywareApp, SpySnipe, OmegaAntiVirus, Malware Protector 2008.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Alpha Antivirus?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Alpha Antivirus:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Alpha Antivirus. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Alpha Antivirus.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Alpha Antivirus, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Alpha Antivirus^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Alpha Antivirus:

PC is working very slowly

Alpha Antivirus can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Alpha Antivirus.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Alpha Antivirus can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Alpha Antivirus may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Alpha Antivirus may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Alpha Antivirus may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.