How To Remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus – Virus Removal



ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus is a virus infecting computer users who are running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems with ESET NOD32 Antivirus software. If you are seeing the red ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode window below, then you are infected with this virus. The virus knows you’re running ESET NOD32 Antivirus, takes over ESET and uses a similar icon to make you feel that ESET NOD32 Antivirus is still functioning.


This virus has been infecting computer users through a fake Adobe Flash update. There may be other distribution channels however. It is highly recommended that you do not update Adobe Flash unless the update is coming directly from Adobe. The social website Facebook has become a distribution channel for this virus. Users have reported that they were infected with ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus after attempting to download on Facebook.


Two of the identified file names are 1_016.exe and flash-player.exe. Do not download or run any file that is called 1_016.exe or flash-player.exe without verifying that its source is legitimate. Below is a sample of what the files may look like.



This virus is extremely clever. It recognizes that you are using ESET NOD32 Antivirus and will cloak itself by mimicking the ESET NOD32 Antivirus appearance. This is so you will still feel comfortable that your ESET NOD32 Antivirus virus protection still is ok. However, your computer is under attack in the background.


When windows launches you will see a beige window stating that the “release date of the databases” is current. The time and date on the window matches the exact date and time you logged in, proving that it is a charade and not real. This is another tactic aimed at reassuring computer users that everything is fine.

Fake Database Update Window

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Fake Database Update Screenshot



If you click on the fake icon a red window will appear stating: “Attention! ESET NOD32 Antivirus operates under enhanced protection mode. This is a temporary measure necessary for immediate response to threat from virus. No action is required from you.”

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Alert Window Screenshot

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Alert Window



You must remove the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus as soon as possible. It is a very malicious virus which has infected your computer and rendered the real ESET NOD32 Antivirus antivirus program useless. Remember: This is not a real ESET NOD32 Antivirus program, it is a rogue program. The real ESET NOD32 Antivirus program has been completely disabled and is no longer actively protecting you.


You personal, financial and computer data are all at risk of being compromised. This virus wants you to feel that it is a real ESET software application, when it is definitely not real. It can log all of your passwords and personal information that you enter as you browse the net.


As more information regarding this virus becomes available we will update this page. We highly recommend that you make an effort to remove the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus. Try the recommended procedure below to remove this malicious infection.


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Begin Virus Removal by Following the Instructions Below
Target Virus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus

The removal process we are illustrating below has been proven to be the most effective way to remove the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus.

You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.




1 On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

key





2 After you have clicked the Window key and R key, the Run Box will appear. Type the following into the run box and click OK:

iexplore //spywarehelpcenter.com/nuke


Windows Run Nuke

After you click OK, your computer will connect to our website and download nuke-M.




When you see the nuke-M download box, click the Save button. The picture of the download box is below.

nuke-M Download Box





After you click the “Save” button, another window will open asking you where to save it. Browse to your desktop and click Save again so that you save the nuke-M file to your desktop. The window you will see is shown below.

nuke-M Save Desktop Box





3 After you have saved the nuke-M file to your desktop, go ahead and run the nuke-M file by double clicking on it. If you computer asks if you are sure you want to run nuke-M, click OK. nuke-M will quickly disable the virus allowing you to install antivirus software. The virus should now be temporarily disabled. If the nuke-M file is blocked by the virus, rename the file to ‘iexplore’ or ‘explorer’ and try to open nuke-M again.

nuke-M icon





4 Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

key





5 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:

iexplore https://spywarehelpcenter.com/remove


Windows Run Remove





After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools. When the download box appears click the Save button. The picture of the download box is below.

PC Tools Download Box





After you click the “Save” button, another window will open asking you where to save it. Browse to your desktop and click Save again so that you save the nuke-M file to your desktop. The window you will see is shown below.

PC Tools Save Desktop Box





6 Open the PC Tools installation file from your desktop and perform the virus scan.

PC Tools Safe Install Icon





7 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode. Remove the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools to remove ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode.




8 After you have registered PC Tools the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Enhanced Protection Mode Virus should be completely gone.




Call us toll free at 888-220-8968 and we can gladly walk you through these steps.

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  1. Thank you for the help , it was really helpful

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