How to Remove Antimalware Doctor Virus

by Thomas King
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Antimalware Doctor is one of many viruses that disguise themselves as legitimate antivirus programs. Antimalware Doctor performs a fake and unsolicited scan of your computer and notifies you that your computer is infected. Antimalware Doctor then attempts to procure your financial information under the guise of removing the infection. In addition, Antimalware Doctor may slow your computer, change your Internet settings, create desktop shortcuts and flood your computer with popup advertisements.

End Infected Processes

Step 1

Press \"Ctrl\" + \"Alt\" + \"Delete.\"

Step 2

Click on the \"Task Manager.\"

Step 3

Click on the \"Processes\" tab.

Right click on \"Antimalware Doctor.exe,\" and select \"End Process.\"

Delete Infected Registry Values

Step 1

Click on the \"Start\" menu.

Step 2

Click on \"Run.\"

Step 3

Type \"regedit\" (without the quotation marks) and click \"OK.\" The Registry Editor will open.

Locate the following registry values in the left pane of the Registry Editor and delete them. To delete a registry value, right click on it and select \"Delete.\"

\"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Antimalware Doctor Inc\\Antimalware Doctor\"
\"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall\\Antimalware Doctor\"
\"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run Antimalware Doctor.exe”

Delete Infected Files

Step 1

Click on the \"Start\" menu.

Step 2

Click on \"Search Files and Folders.\"

Search for and delete the following files. To delete a file, right click on it and select \"Delete.\"

\"Antimalware Doctor.exe\"


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About the Author

Thomas King is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served as managing editor of the "Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law." He currently lives in Aberdeen, Washington where he writes and practices law.

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