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Trojan.KillAV is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for Trojans that are capable of disabling antivirus (AV) programs.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.KillAV by using real-time protection.

block Trojan.KillAV

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.KillAV


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.KillAV without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that All Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Depending on the AV software being disabled and the method of doing so, users may have to re-install the affected software.

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