Do you know what Virus Melt is?
Virus Melt (VirusMelt) is a rogue anti-spyware program that has many of the same characteristics as other popular fake spyware remover programs. Virus Melt may be installed onto a computer through a Trojan or direct download from the virusmelt.com website.
Virus Melt may have be designed to get computer users to purchase a full version of Virus Melt. It is found out that Virus Melt is a total waste of money if purchased. Virus Melt, from its name, pretends to be able to "melt" viruses away but it does nothing of that sort.
In non-techie terms:
Virus Melt performs many malicious functions such as scan your computer for spyware or viruses and then return many results that are all bogus. Popups may even appear on your screen continuously from Virus Melt or the trojan that installs Virus Melt. You should not purchase Virus Melt under any circumstances or you will be wasting your money.
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Aliases: Virus Melt, VirusMelt, www.virusmelt.com.
Virus Melt Automatic Removal Instructions
Virus Melt Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Virus Melt manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Virus Melt will be removed completely. So read the Virus Melt removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Virus Melt Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Virus Melt if found.
- To stop Virus Melt processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Virus Melt processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Virus Melt DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Virus Melt DLLs:
To locate the Virus Melt DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Virus Melt and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Virus Melt DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Virus Melt registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Virus Melt registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Virus Melt Directories.
To find Virus Melt directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Virus Melt directories:
C:\Program Files\Virus Melt
Right-click on the Virus Melt folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Virus Melt and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Virus Melt could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Virus Melt icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Virus Melt manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Virus Melt problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Virus Melt will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.