How To Remove Windows AV Component Virus – Virus Removal



Windows AV Component Virus is a 100% fake antivirus and optimization program infecting Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP computers. It is a financial scam created to confuse and defraud computer users into paying for an antivirus software program that is fake. Windows AV Component is not a real Microsoft antivirus program. It uses fake virus alerts, computer scans and scan results to deceive computer users into believing that their computer has problems and ultimately steal their money. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.


The Windows AV Component Virus launches each time Windows boots up. It will display fake alerts and urges you to purchase the full version of the fake antivirus program. This is a fraudulent tactic, deceiving computer users into believing that the Windows AV Component is real and must be purchased.

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning



Windows AV Component infects your computer as a trojan obtained on the internet. A fake “Microsoft Security Essentials” alert pop up will appear on your computer screen, warning you of a computer virus infection. It will ask you to click on the “clean computer” button shown in the screenshot above. If you click “clean computer” a fake scan will take place, warning you that a Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a was found.


The trojan will then recommend that you download Windows AV Component. DO NOT download the fake program. The fake alert Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a was found is only meant to deceive you. If you agree to the instructions and click OK, you will automatically download and install Windows AV Component.


Once Windows AV Component is installed it will perform a well orchestrated set of scans along with fake scan results. These fake scans are intended to make you will believe that you computer is malfunctioning and will show you the “problems”. The problems are completely fake. Windows AV Component then lets users know that it can fix all of the computer problems if it is purchased. Of course Windows AV Component is the real and only problem.



DO NOT download the fake program. The fake alert Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a was found is only meant to deceive you.



Windows AV Component will ask that you purchase the full version so that it can fix the virus infections it claims to have discovered. It will constantly annoy computer users with pop ups and alerts until the user purchases the program. Under no circumstances should you purchase Windows AV Component. It is a financial scam and wants to steal your money and steal your personal identity information.


If you have already purchased Windows AV Component, please contact your bank immediately. Tell your financial institution what happened and that you purchased a fake program. Many computer users fall victim to these types of financial scams so do not feel like you are the only one.


Windows AV Component Virus is an extremely serious virus. It will remove all of your pictures, files, movies and music unless you remove it from your computer. We have noticed many of these types of viruses spread throughout the internet on torrent websites, mp3 websites and malicious websites. Computer users should always be wary when browsing the internet.


We have found some success in removing Windows AV Component by following our recommended procedure below. Please be very patient while attempting to remove this virus from your computer. You will get it removed with our recommended procedure.

How to remove the Windows AV Component Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 97.8% with

1. Click the yellow button above. (keep clicking until the download starts)
2. Download and run the .exe file.
3. Install and perform the free virus scan.


Having trouble?
Unable to get the free-virus-scanner.exe to open or run?
Unable to save the free-virus-scanner.exe to your computer?
Unable to access the internet on your infected computer?
Unable to download the free-virus-scanner.exe when you click the yellow button?

If the installation file is not downloading and you have tried all of the above steps then please Click Here for the Advanced Virus Removal Page.

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