Remove System Care antivirus

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

System Care Antivirus is a fake antivirus and upon installed in your computer, it claims that malicious threats are found on your computer and it is infected, and you must buy the full version of the program to clean them.

The software comes on your computer when you try to download and install free software from unknown internet websites. Please ignore all fake warning messages and DO NOT give money to purchase the full version.

If you want to remove System Care Antivirus from your computer, proceed with the steps bellow:


How to remove System Care Antivirus from your computer.

Step 1: Start your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking”

To do this,

1. Shut down your computer.

2. Start up your computer (Power On) and as your computer is booting up, press the "F8" key before the Window logo appears.

3. Using your keyboard arrows select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press "Enter".


Step 2. Uninstall “System Care Antivirus” software from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Windows 8: Right click on the bottom left corner and select Control Panel }

{Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel. }

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall the “System Care Antivirus”.


4. Press “Uninstall” in the next screen:


5. Press “Close” when uninstall process is completed.


Step 3: Clean unwanted files and registry entries from Windows Startup.

1. Download and run CCleaner.

2. At “CCleaner” main windows, press "Run Cleaner" option and let the program clean all the unwanted files for you.


3. Then choose “Registry” on the left pane and then select "Scan for Issues" option to clean your registry from invalid entries.


3a. When the registry scanning procedure finishes, the program informs you about any registry problems that are found.

Leave the checkmarks as they are and choose "Fix selected issues" option at the right bottom corner.


3a. In the next “asking” window “Do you want to backup changes to the registry”, select “No”


4. Finally, choose "Tools" on the left pane.


4a. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".


4b. Choose "Windows” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entry (if exist). :

"Yes  |  HKCU:RunOnce  |  c  |  C:\Program Files\System Care Antivirus\c.4.1.3.SCARAV.exe"


4c. Choose "Context menu” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entry (if it exists) :

Yes  |  Directory  |  Scan with System Care Antivirus  |  AVE Inc  |  "C:\Program Files\System Care Antivirus\c.4.1.3.SCARAV.exe" -s "%1"


5. Close “CCleaner” and restart your computer for changes to take effect.

Step 4. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

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*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Perform a full scan with your original antivirus program.

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