Remove RAV Antivirus
Over the past few months, many users on the Internet have been reporting that the RAV Antivirus appeared on their device out of nowhere. This has also happened to users who rely on entirely different anti-malware software, and they do not remember agreeing to install the RAV Antivirus at all. Allegedly, this app may have arrived to their devices through fake downloads, software bundles, or other misleading content. It is recommended to try and stay safer while browsing the Web. Avoid dodgy sites, downloads from non-trustworthy sources, and always make sure to rely on up-to-date antivirus software.
What is RAV Antivirus?
It is important to mention that there is an entirely different RAV Antivirus that has nothing to do with the one we are talking about. The original app was first published in 1994 by a Romanian company called GECAD Software. The RAV Antivirus we are discussing today comes from an anonymous developer, and it is not a trustworthy application. The original app was purchase by Microsoft in 2003, and was likely used to create some of the core Windows security features.
The new RAV Antivirus is not reliable, and its anonymous developers are spreading it through software bundles, fake downloads, and other dodgy content. Users who install it on accident may end up seeing regular notifications and alerts originating from the intrusive application.
You should remember to never trust random antivirus alerts, especially if they come from software you do not remember installing. In the case of the RAV Antivirus, we are talking about a rogue antivirus app, which tries to convince users to purchase the full version of the product. It claims that this is mandatory in order to fix the issues that the fake antivirus reports. Once it takes your money, it will not do anything since there is really nothing to fix – its reports are fake.
If you see RAV Antivirus alerts, you should proceed to get rid of this app immediately. Use an up-to-date antivirus tool to perform a full system scan.