How To Remove Security Antivirus - (Uninstall Guide)
Article by George Norman
On 12 Feb 2010
The software application entitled Security Antivirus (check out a screenshot below) is not a genuine antivirus program. Security Antivirus is in fact a rogue antivirus from the same family of rogues as Fast Antivirus 2009, Virus Shield 2009, Virus Alarm, Virus Doctor, Malware Catcher 2009, and Virus Sweeper. Security Antivirus, just like all the other rogues from this family, claims to be able to provide “full protection against potentially unwanted software, viruses and malware.” And just like all the other rogues from this family, it cannot protect against any type of malware.

Security Antivirus claims to be able to o all those things to scam you:
  • The first step in the scam is to go get you to believe Security Antivirus is a genuine security software application
  • The second step is to trick you into thinking your computer is infected. In this regard the rogue (once it has been installed on your system) will perform fake system scans (that detect numerous security threats) and bombards you with popups and fake security alerts. Here are some examples:
Security Antivirus has detected potentially harmful software in your system. It is strongly recommended that you register Security Antivirus to remove all found threats immediately.


Potentially harmful programs have been detected in your system and need to be dealt with immediately. Click here to remove them using Security Antivirus.
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Security Antivirus protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.
  • The third step in the scam is asking you to pay for a Security Antivirus license to activate the program and supposedly remove the infection. You know, the fake infection detected by the fake antivirus program Security Antivirus. You see how this is a scam?

Automatic removal guide

Manual removal guide

Stop and remove the processes:


Access the Windows Registry Editor and delete the following registry keys:

HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/SearchScopes "URL" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Classes/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/SearchScopes "URL" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer "PRS" =""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Internet Settings/5.0/User Agent/Post Platform "App/7.00195"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run "Security Antivirus"

Locate and delete the following files:

c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/72.mof
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/mozcrt19.dll
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/SA345d.exe
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/SAV.ico
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/sqlite3.dll
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/BackUp
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/BackUp/Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/BackUp/Adobe Reader Synchronizer.lnk
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/Quarantine Items/
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/SAVSys/
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/345d567/SAVSys/
c:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/SADFIOPODIV/SAAKDUPV.cfg
%UserProfile%/Application Data/Security Antivirus
%UserProfile%/Application Data/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch/Security Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%/Application Data/Security Antivirus/cookies.sqlite
%UserProfile%/Desktop/Security Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%/Start Menu/Security Antivirus.lnk
%UserProfile%/Start Menu/Programs/Security Antivirus.lnk
c:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/searchplugins/search.xml

Unregister the following DLL libraries:


Block access to the domain(s):

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