Remove System Care Antivirus

System Care Antivirus is the newest rogue anti-spyware program spreading across the web. If your computer has recently started showing threatening looking pop-ups, and scary looking virus scans then chances are you have become the newest victim.

You are probably pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to remove System Care Antivirus. Don’t be fooled by the professional looking interface of this rogue software, and do not by any means purchase it. In fact, the only purchase of this rogue is to get you to purchase this scam.

You might have acquired this infection from one of the following ways. By visiting a hacked website with a drive by download that installed it without your knowledge, a fake advertisement claiming your computer was infected accompanied with a fake virus scan, or by downloading a “video codec” from a sketchy website.

Regardless of how System Care Antivirus installed itself on your computer, the important thing is getting rid of it and getting your computer back to working order again. Follow the directions below to remove this scam once and for all.

System Care Antivirus virus

Security Monitor: WARNING! Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software. Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).

Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs. Click here to remove it immediately with System Care Antivirus.

System Care Antivirus Firewall Alert
System Care Antivirus Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.

System Care Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

System Care Antivirus Warning
Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.

Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…

System Care Antivirus Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with System Care Antivirus.

Ignore the scary looking pop ups and fake virus scans. The reality is that none System Care Antivirus to try to trick you into purchasing. Don’t fall for this scam, use one of the removal methods below to quickly and easily remove this bogus software program.

How to Remove System Care Antivirus

System Care Antivirus can be a challenging thing to remove due to the way it will block other programs from running. It can make changes to your registry, infect critical system files, . It may even completely destroy your current antivirus or antispyware program making them useless. Don’t give up hope yet though, because we have two ways to remove this bogus infection.

The first method is automatic and is recommended because it is the fastest and easiest. The manual method is a little trickier and should only be attempted by the more advanced user. You can read about both methods below:

Automatic removal is by far the fastest and easiest method of removal. It is based on using a genuine antispyware program that is designed to destroy infections like this and keep your computer protected in the future.

Download the removal tool here: System Care Antivirus Removal Tool

Alternatively you can click Start –> Run. Type into the run box and press o.k. Either way will initiate the download.

Rename the downloaded file to “explorer.exe” (without the quotation marks), the reason you must rename it is to prevent System Care Antivirus from blocking it’s ability to run.

Double click on explorer.exe to launch the removal tool. It will automatically terminate any System Care Antivirus processes and allow you to install the removal tool. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.

After installation, Spy Hunter will update to the newest version and begin an automatic scan of your system. Now register the software and it will automatically find and remove System Care Antivirus and it’s associated files and registry entries.

Your computer should now be free of any traces of System Care Antivirus and any other spyware or virus infections you may have had.

Spy Hunter’s free version will only find the infected files and registry entries. Registration is required to fully remove the infection (although you can use the scan to find the exact files and registry entries for manual removal). We highly recommend automatic removal due to how easy and fast it is. If your current antivirus let this infection onto your computer, then perhaps you need better protection :)

Manual removal can be long and tricky due to having to remove all System Care Antivirus executables, files and folders, and registry entries. It is only recommended if you know what you are doing.

Before considering to use these manual removal steps, please consider the following disclaimer:

Altering computer files and register items should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in performing these steps may lead to problems effecting other aspects of your machine. Attempt these steps at your own risk, otherwise consider using the automatic removal method.

Download Process Explorer to your desktop and rename it “explorer.exe” (without the quotation marks).

Double click on explorer.exe to launch Process Explorer. Identify any processes associated with System Care Antivirus and terminate them by clicking on them and selecting “End Process Tree”.

Now you must find and delete any infected files and folders related to System Care Antivirus such as but not limited to:




You must access the registry editor to remove the infected registry entries. To access the registry editor, click Start –> Run and type in “regedit” (without quotations). Now you need to delete/repair any and all corrupt registry entries such as but not limited to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[RANDOM

Due to the polymorphic nature of this virus we cannot guarantee the actual location of the files or registry entries. can not be held responsible for problems or damages that may occur by using this information, and we strongly suggest using the automatic removal method to remove System Care Antivirus.

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

About Justin

I specialize in computer safety, and teaching people to be safe online. I created with the sole intention of helping people quickly and easily remove any Spyware/Adware/Malware or Virus infection they might have. And also to teach the importance of using a good Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus program. Most people I help had no idea that they were leaving themselves completely open to Virus and Spyware infections. Follow me on
This entry was posted in Fake Spyware Infections and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Remove System Care Antivirus

  1. jeffrey campbell says:

    I had a little trouble removing this infection at first by following your instructions.

    Then I realized that I wasn’t in safe mode with networking and felt like an idiot. Thanks for this helpful system care antivirus removal guide.

  2. Julie Ann says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    This has got to be one of the most frustrating virus infections out there, and I was easily able to remove it thanks to your help.

  3. Karen says:

    Thanks for this useful step by step guide.

    I have finally removed system care antivirus.

  4. John York says:

    I’ve had quite a few virus infections in my day, but this one takes the cake.

    It locked me out of my computer, and I couldn’t do anything. I was just about to take it to the computer repair store when I found your youtube video. That led me to this site and I went ahead and followed the directions.

    Boom! No more system care antivirus. You just saved me $100! Thanks alot.

    Your friend,

  5. Ralph says:

    You are the man!

    Thanks for this easy to follow guide. Finally was able to remove system care antivirus. This thing is nasty, I couldn’t use my computer for a couple of days. Thanks again

  6. isabel says:

    Thanks for your help removing system care antivirus. Somehow my son got this thing installed and your removal guide worked a treat in helping me remove it.

  7. Kobe says:

    Hi i am having trouble removing system care antivirus i am in Safe Mode i go to download the removal tool only to be told that system care antivirus has deleted it from the download please HELP me get my computer back i have rename the download with it still coming up that it has deleted it
    Please help me


    • Justin says:

      Hi Kobe,

      Try to right click on the system care antivirus icon and find it’s location.

      Then go to that location on your computer and delete everything in that folder, and the folder itself. Then try running it again.

      Hope this helps, and if not then reply and will figure it out.

  8. Mark says:

    I re-named the file as instructed and my system administrator still is blocking the load?
    I have windows XP-Pro

    can you help

    • Justin says:

      Hi Mark,

      Did you try running it in safe mode with networking? If so and it’s still blocking it, then right click on the system care antivirus icon and find it’s location.

      Then go to that location on your computer and delete everything in that folder, and the folder itself. Then try running it again.

      Hope this helps, and if not then reply and will figure it out.

  9. Alice says:

    Soooo what happens when you can’t get into the internet? I’m using my computer at the moment but the one my parents use has been infected. If they can’t get into the internet what do they do?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>