Step 3: Use Third Party Tools to Remove The Scareware

Fortunately for you, there are both free and premium tools available online that will detect and remove rogue antivirus and scareware programs. Kaspersky Lab (which owns Threatpost) offers the free Kaspersky Removal Tool for this purpose. Others are Hijackthis from Trend Micro, MBAM, offered by bleepingcomputer.com and so on. If you were running antivirus software, that was disabled by the scareware, try reinstalling it on the infected system using the installation disk.

Fortunately for you, there are both free and premium tools available online that will detect and remove rogue antivirus and scareware programs. Kaspersky Lab (which owns Threatpost) offers the free Kaspersky Removal Tool for this purpose. Others are Hijackthis from Trend Micro, MBAM, offered by bleepingcomputer.com and so on. If you were running antivirus software, that was disabled by the scareware, try reinstalling it on the infected system using the installation disk. The reinstalled software may spot the infection and remove it for you. You may need to try one or more programs before finding one that will detect the scareware infection and be able to remove it from your machine.

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