What is VirusHeat

VirusHeat is known as a rogue anti-spyware program. VirusHeat tricks users into buying a full version of the VirusHeat program through repeated false alert messages or popups. It was launched on February 8, 2008.

VirusHeat is usually downloaded through a trojan (usually the Zlob trojan) that’s bundled in a fake Video codec. Once installed, VirusHeat will run a scan report with exaggerated spyware results which confuse the user into believing that their computer has spyware. After the scan is complete, a warning message will pop up with a link that redirects the user to VirusHeat’s homepage where he/she is prompted to buy the VirusHeat software.

VirusHeat displays false warning messages and exaggerated scan reports to mislead the user. VirusHeat repeatedly annoys the user with pop up warnings that prompt the user to purchase a full version of the program. VirusHeat may attempt to change the user’s IE homepage to go to VirusHeat’s homepage ( VirusHeat may automatically launch on startup. Virusheat has also been updated to version 4.4 but it is nothing different than virusheat 3.9

Technical Details of VirusHeat

  • Full name: VirusHeat, Virus Heat
  • Date Appeared: July 2008
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL:

Do I need to remove VirusHeat

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How to Uninstall VirusHeat scam

The best way for the removal of VirusHeat is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any VirusHeat infections.

Automatic removal of VirusHeat is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove VirusHeat, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of VirusHeat.

Instructions to get rid of VirusHeat

If you really want to remove the VirusHeat infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the VirusHeat ProcessesLearn how to do that

VirusHeat 4.4.exe
VirusHeat 3.9.exe

Step 2: Remove VirusHeat files, folders and all associated VirusHeat DLL files: Learn how to do that

%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcr71.dll
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcp71.dll

%profile%\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch\virusheat 3.9.lnk
%profile%\desktop\virusheat 3.9.lnk
%profile%\start menu\programs\virusheat 3.9\uninstall virusheat 3.9.lnk
%profile%\start menu\programs\virusheat 3.9\virusheat 3.9 website.lnk
%profile%\start menu\programs\virusheat 3.9\virusheat 3.9.lnk
%profile%\start menu\virusheat 3.9.lnk
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\blacklist.txt
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\lang\english.ini
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\virusheat 3.9.exe
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\virusheat 3.9.url
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcr71.dll
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\uninst.exe
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\vht.dat
virusheat 4.3.exe
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcp71.dll
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcr71.dll
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\msvcp71.dll
virusheat 4.3.exe
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\virusheat 3.9.exe
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\uninst.exe

%profile%\start menu\programs\virusheat 3.9
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\lang
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\logs
%program_files%\virusheat 3.9\quarantine

Step 3: Uninstall VirusHeat registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\app paths\virusheat 3.9.exe 3.9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\virusheat 3.9
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\virusheat 3.9

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