What is Antimalware Doctor?
Antimalware Doctor is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses scare tactic to try and induce users into buying a software license. This rogue software propagates itself through the internet by using Trojans that get downloaded on to user systems via spam email attachments and through websites with fake scanners.
Once established on the user’s system, Antimalware Doctor immediately starts to perform a myriad of fake scans on the computer, and tries to warn the user that their system is heavily infected with malicious software. The aim of all this activity is to try and convince the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of Antimalware Doctor by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to clean out the detected ‘threats’.
The main GUI of the program which looks exactly like the Windows Security Center GUI, adds to the illusion that this is a legitimate application. However, as Antimalware Doctor is a fake program, none of its versions can properly scan or clean any computer system.
It is important to delete Antimalware Doctor as soon as you find a copy on your computer. This requires processes to be stopped, files and folders to be removed, and registry entries to be deleted.
File Removal Procedures
The first step you need to take in order to delete Antimalware Doctor is to stop the following process:
The next step is to delete the following files and folders:
After these steps have been completed, your file system is safe from Antimalware Doctor.
Registry Removal Procedures
File removal alone is not sufficient to completely delete Antimalware Doctor. It is necessary to delete the following keys and settings from the registry as well:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antimalware Doctor Inc\Antimalware Doctor
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Antimalware Doctor.exe”
Now it is safe to say that your computer is completely safe from Antimalware Doctor. In order to be sure of this fact it is recommended to scan the entire computer using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.