Great Antispy 2012 - how to remove it from your computer?
Great Antispy 2012 is a fake antivirus program which impersonates a legitimate security software and in such way tricks computer users into purchasing it's licence key to remove non existent security threats. This program shouldn't be trusted - it's an empty software which rely on fake security scans and fake warning messages in order to scare PC users into believing that their computers have serious malware and virus infections. This rogue has professionally designed user interface thus further tricking PC users into thinking that they are dealing with a legitimate software.
This malicious software is new and cannot be attributed to any of the previously known rogue antivirus families, this fact shows that Cyber criminals are continuing to develop and distribute new variants of their misleading programs. When Great Antispy 2012 infiltrates your computer it will modify your operating system and will set itself to run automatically on every system start-up. Each time this deceptive program will finish it's fake security check-up it will ask you to pay for it's licence key in order to remove the detected security issues. In reality none of the security infections that are indicated by Great Antispy 2012 actually exist on your PC, it's a scam. Don't pay for Great Antispy 2012 you will send your money to Cyber criminals and your PC will still be infected.
Great Antispy 2012 as other rogue antivirus programs are distributed by Cyber criminals, they use drive-by downloads and Trojans to infect the computers of unsuspecting users. Other known ways of spreading such type of malicious programs are spam campaigns, fake online security scan pop-ups and fake online security related messages. To secure you computer and prevent such rogue programs from entering it you should use a legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. Don't forget to update your operating system and all of your installed software. By following these simple steps you will block most of the security vulnerabilities and your PC will be safe. If your computer is already infected with Great Antispy 2012 you should follow this removal guide and eliminate it from your PC.
Great Antispy 2012 generates such fake warning messages:
Critical: Some malicious threats cannot be deleted. Some threats contain unrecognized structure and can not be removaed without update.
Great Antispy 2012 removal:
Use the recommended anti-spyware software to get rid of this malicious program. Download, update and run a full system scan, remove all the entries that this software detects.
If you can't download or run spyware remover try running registry fix (link below). It enables execution of programs. download registryfix.reg file, double click it, click YES and then OK.
Manual Great Antispy 2012 removal instructions:
Start your computer in safe mode. Click Start, then click Shut down. Select Restart and click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select Safe mode with networking from the list and press ENTER.
Now we need to remove proxy settings. This fake antivirus program adds a proxy to your Internet connection settings to show various errors when you try to access Internet. To do this, open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Then select the "Connections" tab.
In the "Connections" tab, click LAN settings, if a "Use a proxy server for your LAN" is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
Download a legitimate anti-spyware software to fully remove Great Antispy 2012 from your computer.
After removing Great Antispy 2012, you will need to reset your Hosts file. Don't skip this step, this malware modifies your Hosts files, and you will encounter browser redirect problems if malicious entries will not be removed from hosts file.
Hosts file is used to resolve some canonical names of websites to IP addresses. When it is changed, the user may be redirected to malicious site still seeing good URL in address bar. It is very hard to find out if the site is genuine or not, when hosts file is modified. To fix this, please download Microsoft Fix It tool, that restores your hosts file to Windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:
After completing all these steps your computer should be clean.
Other tools known to remove Great Antispy 2012:
Some malicious software modifies browser settings and disables downloads of spyware and virus removing software. If you have problems downloading anti-spyware software with Internet Explorer, try downloading with Chrome, FireFox, Opera, etc.
If you can't access Internet:
Load your computer in safe mode. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Start Task manager. Press ctrl+alt+del (or ctrl+shift+esc) and end task the processes of rogue program. ( if after this procedure you can't access any programs press ctrl+alt+del, click File, select New Task, and type explorer.exe then press OK.
Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, un-check it and press OK.
After this procedure you should be able to access Internet. Now you can download anti-spyware software from our "Top spyware removers" section and run a full scan. Download, install and don't forget to update your selected anti-spyware program. Then run a full system scan.
Manual Great Antispy 2012 removal:
If you were unable to remove Great Antispy 2012 using the steps above, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk. If you don't have strong computer knowledge you could harm your operating system. Be careful and use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Great Antispy 2012 processes:
Remove these Great Antispy 2012 registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges\Range1 "*" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges\Range1 ":Range" = "127.0.0.1"
Delete these Great Antispy 2012 files:
%StartMenu%\Programs\Great Antispy 2012
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Buy Great Antispy 2012.lnk