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General Antivirus

Posted: March 16, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 21
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: October 23, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotGeneral Antivirus, a clone of AlfaCleaner and Internet Antivirus Pro, is a rogue anti-spyware program that may download and install without your knowledge or consent through a Trojan. General Antivirus pops up fake security alerts on your taskbar in order to trick you into purchasing their software. General Antivirus may also download and install other unwanted software without your permission.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

GeneralAntivirus.exe File name: GeneralAntivirus.exe
Size: 1.94 MB (1944954 bytes)
MD5: 6b0e0576c34c9fbb39112ae4f4c5268a
Detection count: 67
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
GenAvir.exe File name: GenAvir.exe
Size: 1.44 MB (1447936 bytes)
MD5: 209b036e089b9c4b70d2a0f592614236
Detection count: 40
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\General Antivirus

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:

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  • becca says:

    When I try to delete GenAvir.exe it says access denied. How do I delete it?
    Also if i try to end the general antivirus process manually, it instantly starts a new process so I can't just delete the folder and its contents...

  • Jules Velioglu says:

    How do I remove the trial version of General Antivirus. I have purchased one after the trial. My computer is telling me there is problem due to both programs being on my comp.

    Thank you.
    Jules Velioglu