BlueFlare Antivirus is a malware which is part of the Your PC Protector infection family, that once infects your computer it will start displaying false scanning processes and warning messages in order to scare you into purchasing the so called full version of BlueFlare Antivirus. As soon as BlueFlare Antivirus infects your computer it will configure itself to automatically start at Windows startup. It does this by placing a file called csrss.exe within your Startup folder. Keep in mind that this file is different from the legit csrss.exe file that can be found in your System32 folder.
BlueFlare Antivirus will generate false warning messages on the infected machine, stating that numerous infections have been found and in order to get rid of these threats you are required to purchase the full version of BlueFlare Antivirus. Do NOT let yourself scared into making such a purchase as you will throw your money out the window for nothing more than a false program.
Here’s what you need to do in order to get rid of BlueFlare Antivirus from your machine and bring your computer back to normal.
BlueFlare Antivirus Removal Guide
In order to get on with the disinfection you will need two programs, RKill and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (MBAM). However, due to the fact that BlueFlare Antivirus is present on your computer you might not be able to download these files without any issues. If this is the case then you will need to download RKill and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware on a working machine and then transfer them on the infected computer via CD/DVD or any other portable means.
- In order to be able to use MBAM to get rid of this infection you will first need to run RKill so that every process related to BlueFlare Antivirus will be closed. Run RKill, let it scan your computer and ignore any warning messages generated by BlueFlare Antivirus. In case BlueFlare Antivirus will give you a hard time executing RKill properly, you should download a renamed version of RKill from the RKill link provided above and repeat this step. Do NOT reboot your computer after the completion of this step.
- Install MBAM on the infected computer while making sure that both the buttons called Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware are checked. Once the installation process is complete you might need to reboot your computer if MBAM will prompt you to do so.
- After the reboot MBAM will automatically start and update itself, after which you will be presented with the MBAM main window. From there navigate to the Scanner tab, select the Perform Full Scan option and then press the Scan button below. The scanning process might take a while so please be patient.
- Once MBAM finishes scanning your computer you will be presented with the full list of threats found on your system, including BlueFlare Antivirus. Make sure every one of these threats are checked and then press the Remove Selected button. Once MBAM finishes disinfecting your computer you might be prompted to reboot your computer. If so, please restart your computer.
If you have followed this guide accordingly your computer should now be free of BlueFlare Antivirus. Congratulations! At this point it is highly recommended that you take a look at this Secunia PSI guide in order to learn how to use Secunia PSI so that you determine whether or not your computer is safe from future threats or not.