SoftVeteran is the latest version of the long and seemingly never ending line of rogue antivirus programs known as the wini family. The most recent was SoftCop (see the SoftCop removal guide.) But, the line goes much further back…. Softsoldier (How to remove SoftSoldier), ( TrustFighter TrustFighter Removal Guide, TrustSoldier removal guide and the following others… SafeFighter (Safefighter Removal), TrustCop (TrustCop Removal Guide), SecureWarrior (SecureWarrior Removal), SecurityFighter (SecurityFighter Removal), SecuritySoldier (SecuritySoldier Removal) and it also has gone under yet other names. Like the other variations in this family they all install via less than acceptable means (scare websites or trojan activity.) They then create lots of files that it later claims are viral and a threat to your pc. If you purchase the software they claim to be able to fix all of the problems. Which…. isn’t really the case (it doesn’t matter that the main problems were brought with this beast.) Anyway… read on for how to remove SoftVeteran.
The first thing I would do is attempt an uninstall via the control panel/add remove programs dialog box. You never know, it may actually work, but with most rogues it’s not that easy. So, visit the virus removal toolkit page and download a copy of malwarebytes antimalware and possible process explorer while you’re there. (See instructions below for where that may be used.) Now, install and update malwarebytes and run a full scan. If you are unable to you may need to do a bit more manual work first. Here are some options 1) reboot into safe mode and retry the install and update. 2) rename the malwarebytes installer file to another file name (louis.exe) and retry the install. Or 3) follow a bit further for the manual removal below and retry the install after you have killed off the running processes associated with SoftVeteran.
The following processes need to be killed off using task manager to continue with a manual removal of softveteran. If you are unable to use task manager you may either copy, paste and rename the program file for task manager (taskmgr.exe) to something innocuous like george.exe. Or use Process explorer (link can be found on the virus removal toolkit page) to kill off the following processes.
(Use the list of files below as a guide for other exe’s that may be running in memory associated with this program – you should note that there is some randomization to the files that SoftVeteran creates and you will need to use what you find on your system as the ultimate guide.)
The following files and folders will need to be deleted to remove SoftVeteran:
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftVeteran
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftVeteran1 SoftVeteran.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftVeteran2 Homepage.lnk
%docs%All UsersStart MenuProgramsSoftVeteran3 Uninstall.lnk
Some of the files above are created with a random component and may vary from system to system. So, be sure to use the above to help guide you in finding the equivalent files on your own system. Even after a successful manual removal of SoftVeteran I would go back, install malwarebytes antimalware, update it and let it run a full scan of your system and then follow that up with a reputable antivirus program such as avira, avg, etc.
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