Scammers behind the green av virus clearly know that people prefer to buy products that can benefit the environment and so they launched the “green av”. To date, thousands of computer have already been infected by the av green virus causing infected computer systems to show streams of pop ups resulting in slower and inefficient computing performance. If your PC has been compromised by the green virus, you must consider reading this article on green av removal.*
Should you get this green av protection?
What is green av antivirus? This program may appear as a security software that promises to give a portion of its sale to environmental causes. While the prospect of buying a software that contributes for the good of the environment is enticing, you are discouraged to buy the license key or full version of the green av software because this is a scam. The green a v is not an environmentally conscious software product but a rogue antivirus protection tool. Scammers behind this green av spyware are trying to victimize computer users who may think that the promoted security tool is a legitimate antivirus.
Removal of green av
Removing green av virus from an infected computer is imperative. For one, the misleading system scans and popups can hamper with your computer and surfing activities. You can follow the green av virus removal guide below:
How to remove green av virus
Log into Windows Safe Mode. To get to safe mode reboot your computer and start pressing the F8 key repeatedly until the Safe Mode options screen appears. You want Safe Mode which is the first option, not Safe Mode with Networking.
If any user id’s how up select the Administrator, if not don’t worry about it. Once safe mode is up Click on My Computer and open your C: drive. Click on Tools/Folder Options/View. Then click on Show Hidden Files and Folders.
Green AV is normally located by navigating to the following directories: C:Program FilesDocuments and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataGAVgav.exe
1. Delete gav.exe which is the executable module for the virus
2. Delete mgrdll.exe this is the messenger for gav that keeps sending you the green av malware messages and popups
3. Delete the folder GAV (just hit your back arrow one time to get back to folder Application Data then you will be able to see and delete folder GAV
4. Right Click on your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin or Double Click on your Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin
Now reboot your system and you should be rid of the pesky virus.
Similarly, you can use Malwarebytes as a green av removal tool or check the comments below for alternative green av remove guides. For those who have mistakenly bought this software and want their money back, you can refer to the post on how to get a refund when you have purchased a rogue software.