Antivirus 2009 Malware

Recently more and more malware websites are infecting computers by simply visiting a site. Here is how it happens. You visit a link in a site and then you are presented with a window stating that your computer has been infected with a virus. It may also say: "Click Here to Remove It"  while it seems like it is scanning your computer. You click anywhere in the window and then the site downloads a rogue virus called Antivirus 2009. Once downloaded, the system launches the program and infects your computer. These infections are fake, though, and only being shown to scare you into purchasing the software.

If you are presented by such a window, the best way is to click on the X on the top right of the window and exit the browser. Clicking anywhere in the window will cause the virus to be downloaded.

If your computer is infected with this virus, removing it is a little tricky as it disables the capability to remove it easily. You may have to start the computer in Safe Mode (if it allows you) and run a full system scan using AVG. In some cases it may not even allow you to even get to Safe Mode. If that is the case, then you may need to have your computer looked at by a professional.