Titan Antivirus 2013

Also Known As: Titan Antivirus 2013 Rogue
Damage level: High

What is Titan Antivirus 2013?

Titan Antivirus 2013 is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a 'full version'. This program is developed by cyber criminals with the aim to extort money from computer users.

This fake antivirus program is commonly distributed via 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers through any security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. Exploit kits are proliferated by infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads.

After Titan Antivirus 2013 successfully infects the user's operating system, it imitates a legitimate antivirus program by 'scanning' the system for malware and viruses. Note that this program is fake and has no virus definition database - it merely relies on fake security scans and fake security warning pop-ups in order to trick computer users into buying the registration key.

Titan Antivirus 2013 fake antivirus program

PC users should be aware that buying this bogus software is equivalent to sending their money to cyber criminals, and furthermore, they will divulge their banking information, potentially leading to further money thefts from their credit card accounts. This rogue software originates from a family of fake antivirus programs called FakeRean.

Note that a previous variant from this family was named PC Defender 360. Titan Antivirus 2013 is fake software created with the sole purpose of stealing your money - do not trust this program, it is a scam.

Titan Antivirus 2013 is merely an imitation of a genuine antivirus program. This rogue software mimics the detection of identical 'security threats' on computers infiltrated. The best way to protect your computer from such bogus programs is to keep all installed programs (Flash, Java, etc.) up-to-date and use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs.

Computer users who have already purchased this rogue program, should immediately contact their credit card companies and dispute the charges, explaining that they have been tricked into buying a fake antivirus program.

If you observe Titan Antivirus 2013 'scanning' your computer for security infections, do not trust the program, it is a scam. The correct way to deal with it, is by removal from your PC.

Fake security warning pop-ups generated by Titan Antivirus 2013:

Titan Antivirus 2013 Firewall Alert.
iexplore.exe is infected with not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.WhiteSmoke.a. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Windows recommends activate Titan Antivirus 2013.

Click Activate to register your copy of Titan Antivirus 2013 and perform threat removal on your system.

 Titan Antivirus 2013 Security Alert - Vulnerabilities found, Background scan for security breaches has been finished. Serious problems have been detected. Safeguard you system against exploits, malware and viruses right now by activating Proactive Defence.


Upgrade to full version of Titan Antivirus 2013 software package now! Clean your system and ward off new attacks against your system integrity and sensitive data. FREE daily updates and online protection from web-based intrusions are already in the bundle.

ATTENTION: DANGER! System scan for spyware, adware, trojans and viruses has been finished. Titan Antivirus 2013 detected 105 critical system objects. These security breaches may be exploited and lead to the following:
- Your system becomes a target for spam and bulky, intruding Ads
- Browser crashes frequently and web access speed decreases
- Your personal files, photos, documents and passwords get stolen
- Your computer is used for criminal activity behind your back
- Bank details and credit card information get disclosed

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Quick menu:

Titan Antivirus 2013 removal:

Video showing how to remove Titan Antivirus 2013:

IMPORTANT! Before downloading the anti-spyware program to eliminate this rogue antivirus program: Click the "Registration" button located at the top right corner of the Titan Antivirus 2013 main window.

Titan Antivirus 2013 registration step 1

In the opened registration window, click on the "Enter Activation Code" button:

Titan Antivirus 2013 registration step 2

Enter this key: 1O2Z3L4W5I6T7F8Q9C1N2Y3K4V5H6S7E and click the "Activate" button.

Titan Antivirus 2013 registration step 3

Titan Antivirus 2013 will thank you for activation (this step tricks the rogue antivirus software into behaving as though you have paid for the 'full version', thus making the removal process less complicated - you will be able to use your Internet browsers and download legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs).

Note that you should never pay for the full version of fake antivirus programs - you will lose your money and your banking information will be at risk. If you have paid for a rogue program, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

Titan Antivirus 2013 after registration

After entering the registration key and activation of Titan Antivirus 2013, restart your computer and download the recommended malware removal software to completely remove this rogue antivirus from your computer.

Note that entering the retrieved activation code does not remove Titan Antivirus 2013 - fake registration simply makes the removal process less complicated. If you do not remove this bogus software from your system, you may encounter further security infections, privacy issues, and identity thefts.

NOTE: If you cannot run anti-spyware software, try right-clicking on it and selecting "Run as administrator". If the installation of spyware remover fails, or you cannot execute the .exe files, try running our Customized installer.

If, after or before, the removal of this fake antivirus program, you cannot run any installed software, download the registry fix (link below). Save it to your computer, double click, click "Yes" and then click "OK". After rebooting your PC, file associations should be fixed.

If you cannot open your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox):

In the Search field enter this link: www.pcrisk.com/installer.com and then press ENTER.


File download dialogue will appear, reporting that you are downloading file installer.com. Click "Run", wait for download process to finish, then follow the on-screen instructions.

If your Internet browsers are functional, use this button to download anti-spyware software.

If the automatic removal method fails, use these instructions:

Please follow these steps if your Internet browsers are blocked:

Step 1

When Titan Antivirus 2013 completes the fake security scan, click the "Registration" button on the top-right corner of this program, when the registration window is opened, click  "Enter Activation Code"

Step 2

When Titan Antivirus 2013 opens the Activation window, enter this registry key: 1O2Z3L4W5I6T7F8Q9C1N2Y3K4V5H6S7E into the "Registry key:" field and click the "Activate" button. Titan Antivirus 2013 will then thank you for registration and will begin removing the "infections" previously detected.  Do not worry - these infections (malware, viruses, and Trojans) are fake.

Step 3

Restart your computer. After restart, your Internet browsers will start to function normally and you will be able to download and install anti-spyware software to remove this infection (download button below). Note that activation does not remove Titan Antivirus 2013 - this rogue will run in the background and you are advised to remove it as soon as possible.

If installation or downloading of anti-spyware software fails:

If you still cannot run or download the anti-spyware software, download this registry fix file. It enables execution of applications and fixes web browser errors. Click on the link below, after downloading, click "Run", click "Yes" and then "OK".

If the installation of anti-spyware software fails, try downloading and running our Customized installer.

Titan Antivirus 2013 removal using Safe-Mode with Networking:

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

2. Download the registry fix for Titan Antivirus 2013. This fix removes registry entries, which disallow execution of programs. Download it, click the link below. After downloading, double click the win7_av_fix.reg file, click "Yes" when asked and then click "OK".

3. Download recommended malware removal software, install it and run a full system scan.

Alternative Titan Antivirus 2013 removal guide:

Some malicious programs may disallow download of anti-spyware software. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations:

  • Location 1 (the file is renamed to "iexplore.exe", since most spyware does not block this file)
  • Location 2

If you are still unable to download or run anti-spyware software, please follow these steps:

Step 1
Download the registry fix for Titan Antivirus 2013 fake antivirus program. This fix removes registry entries that disallow execution of programs. After downloading, double click win7_av_fix.reg file, click "Yes", when asked and then click "OK".

Step 2
Some variants of this rogue antivirus software modify the system proxy settings to disable access to the Internet. To reset proxy settings to default, download and run this tool:

Step 3
This fake antivirus program modifies the system Hosts file. The Hosts file is used to resolve canonical names of websites to IP addresses. When it is changed, the user may be redirected to malicious sites, despite seeing legitimate URLs in address bar. It is difficult to determine sites are genuine when the Hosts file is modified.

To fix this, please download the Microsoft Fix It tool, that restores your Hosts file to the Windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:

Step 4
Download the Spyware remover or install and run it if already downloaded.


The fake antivirus programs (also known as "rogue antivirus programs" or "scareware") are applications that tries to lure computer users into paying for their non-existent full versions to remove the supposedly detected security infections (although the computer is actually clean). These bogus programs are created by cyber criminals who design them to look as legitimate antivirus software. Most commonly rogue antivirus programs infiltrate user's computer using poop-up windows or alerts which appear when users surf the Internet. These deceptive messages trick users into downloading a rogue antivirus program on their computers. Other known tactics used to spread scareware include exploit kits, infected email messages, online ad networks, drive-by downloads, or even direct calls to user's offering free support.

A computer that is infected with a fake antivirus program might also have other malware installed on it as rogue antivirus programs often are bundled with Trojans and exploit kits. Noteworthy that additional malware that infiltrates user's operating system remains on victim's computer regardless of whether a payment for a non-existent full version of a fake antivirus program is made. Here are some examples of fake security warning messages that are used in fake antivirus distribution:

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 1

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 2

Computer users who are dealing with a rogue security software shouldn't buy it's full version. By paying for a license key of a fake antivirus program users would send their money and banking information to cyber criminals. Users who have already entered their credit card number (or other sensitive information) when asked by such bogus software should inform their credit card company that they have been tricked into buying a rogue security software. Screenshot of a web page used to lure computer users into paying for a non-existent full version of titan antivirus 2013 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs:

example of a webpage used to collect payments for fake antivirus programs

To protect your computer from titan antivirus 2013 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs users should:

  • Keep their operating system and all of the installed programs up-to-date.
  • Use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
  • Use caution when clicking on links in social networking websites and email messages.
  • Don't trust online pop-up messages which state that your computer is infected and offers you to download security software.

Symptoms indicating that your operating system is infected with a fake antivirus program:

  • Intrusive security warning pop-up messages.
  • Alerts asking to upgrade to a paid version of a program to remove the supposedly detected malware.
  • Slow computer performance.
  • Disabled Windows updates.
  • Blocked Task Manager.
  • Blocked Internet browsers or inability to visit legitimate antivirus vendor websites.

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