VirusResponse Lab 2009 Removal process (remove Virus Response Lab 2009)

September 16, 2008

VirusResponse Lab 2009 Explanation

VirusResponse Lab 2009 is identical to the rogue antispyware program Antivirus Lab 2009. Because VirusResponse Lab 2009 is just like another malicious program it is considered something that should never be installed or purchased.

VirusResponse Lab 2009, once installed, boots with Windows startup and conducts a bogus system scan displaying fake results. This is commonly used as a scare tactic to get computer users to purchase the full version of VirusResponse Lab 2009. That would be a big mistake if you purchase VirusResponse Lab 2009 because you will later find out that you wasted your money. VirusResponse Lab 2009 does not remove spyware, viruses or Trojans. VirusResponse Lab 2009 may have come from a Trojan infection which you should remove in addition to VirusResponse Lab 2009.

Are you getting popups from VirusResponse Lab 2009? Have you identified that you have VirusResponse Lab 2009 installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove VirusResponse Lab 2009 completely from your computer?

Why should you remove VirusResponse Lab 2009?

If VirusResponse Lab 2009 resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that VirusResponse Lab 2009 may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking VirusResponse Lab 2009 removal process.

How can you manually remove VirusResponse Lab 2009

Manual removal of VirusResponse Lab 2009 may not be for everyone. Each manual VirusResponse Lab 2009 removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic VirusResponse Lab 2009 removal process.

VirusResponse Lab 2009 can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate VirusResponse Lab 2009 in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find VirusResponse Lab 2009, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "VirusResponseLab2009"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\VirusResponseLab2009
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A21C8D81-A9C7-46c6-A488-2A32FA0DAEB6}
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing VirusResponse Lab 2009. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with VirusResponse Lab 2009 from your computer.

    c:\Program Files\VirusResponseLab2009
    c:\Program Files\VirusResponseLab2009\VirusResponseLab2009.exe
    c:\Program Files\VirusResponseLab2009\uninst.exe
    c:\Program Files\VirusResponseLab2009\AVLWarning.dll
    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1.lnk
    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1
    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1.lnk
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1.lnk
    %UserProfile%\Desktop\VirusResponse Lab 2009 2.1.lnk

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with VirusResponse Lab 2009, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with VirusResponse Lab 2009 by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\VirusResponse Lab 2009 folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed VirusResponse Lab 2009 completely from your computer. If you find that VirusResponse Lab 2009 is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic VirusResponse Lab 2009 removal process.


  • first khan says:

    terrrific tool this SmitfraudFix.exe!!! after a lot of hesitation, trying to kill the virus resp lab 09 stupid virus, wasting so much time – this tool did all the work in about 10 minutes altogether! Life saver!!! No BS!!!

  • chris says:

    vrl2009 wont let me access the internet on the infected computer. is there a way to download to one computer, save on media (cd, flash drive, etc.) and install on infected computer? please help.

  • grow says:

    been fighting virusresponse lab 2009 for 5 days downloaded smitfraudfix and it seem to clear everything up BUT i can only get online through safe mode with netwoking if i am in regular mode i can’t get online
    Any suggestions??

  • Astro says:

    I need some help removing it

  • billybob says:

    Thanks for everything! The problem was completely fixed. My PC is back to running fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Huehueboy says:

    Im trying to do this “Automatically remove” how long does it take for it to clean/remove everything? Can i clean my house or should i stay with computer? Im hoping this works as well as it has for everyone else… does anyone know?

  • Jim says:

    This was great

  • conrad says:

    Got rid of it first time, definitely recomend it to anyone.

  • CaptainZumo says:

    completely fixed the problem. VERY easy to use.

  • nhotzki says:

    Thank you!!! this software is great! now my pc is in good condition…thanks

  • Vipin says:

    Thanks alot, i tried all means to remove this, but was unable to succeede, After this only Every thing is back to normal,It OK now

  • Don says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I was hit this morning with this VirusResponse Labs 2009 virus thru FACEBOOK! This took about 1.5 hrs to run, but seems to have gotten rid of it completely. I just hope it doesn’t come back. Thank you SmitFraudFix creator!

  • Alan says:

    Thank you very much! I ran it twice to be safe and my computer is clean of this. It is tremendously appreciated! SmitfraudFix was a lifesaver and to those who created it, I cannot say thank you enough. Much thanks to this website for posting this fix.

  • Yogesh says:

    Thanks soo much. It worked fine. The automatic version gave no problem – very easy to understand. Great Site.

  • Eshizzle says:

    virus i mean

  • Eshizzle says:

    yeh i just got this webiste today trying out the smitfraud now

  • pat says:

    Millions of thanks , I just bought a new 2009 Norton and got infected before install, your help saved me waiting and money calling Symantec, more power!

  • Zach says:

    Thanks much. Worked like a charm.

  • Donna says:

    THANK YOU!!! I have been trying for the last three days to remove VRL2009 from my husband’s computer. I had tried other programs, all which either quarantined or only partially removed. I don’t understand why the one I am paying for didn’t do the job. This worked and it was so easy. Thanks again.

  • John says:

    Too Cool – done deal with Smitfraud. Thanks!

  • Rich says:

    Worked like a charm! Thanks!!!

  • Roojie says:

    THIS IS AWESOME! I was so worried, but with a click of a button it was all okay! THANK YOU.

  • Holly says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am so relieved now that I don’t have the continuous annoying pop ups from that virus! Thank you for all your help!

  • ray says:

    waw!….i didnt think it would work but i did it anyway and it worked like a spell.. thanks for the help! THANK YOU

  • Sam says:


    I went through deleting all the regedit directorys and some of them weren’t there (probabley because i used add/remove programmes then did a restart)

    Then Virus Protection was still on my computer after I had deleted them. So I had to download the programme on the site.

    It worked. BUT after I had removed Virus Protection and scanned my computer with my actual anti virus and anti spyware software (Mcafee and AD-Aware) it came up that I had a trojan in the programme downloaded off this site. Not to worry as it was easily removed by my anti virus and now my computer actually runs more silently than it did before. Also it may not have been a malicious trojan as I know that keygens and things are picked up by them.

    ********** PLEASE NOTE **************


    But I found another way to start the computer in safe mode, while in normal mode go to

    start > run > type in ‘MSCONFIG’ > click on the tab ‘boot.ini’ > click on /SAFEMODE > restart computer

    Now it will restart in safe mode. After you’ve used the programme off this site, do the same as listed above unchecked the ‘/SAFEMODE’ box and restart your computer, this will start it back up in normal mode.

    After that your computer will be free of Virus Protection, and probably run smoother as mine did.


  • Becky says:

    I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
    I unfortunately got infected with Virus Response Lab 2009 and within 12 hours my computer was running horribly, my IE was completely messed up and I thought I was going to have to take my computer in to an expert to have it fixed. The automatic removal process worked perfectly and took almost no time at all! THANK YOU!!!!

  • Becky says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
    I tried all day to remove VRL2009 from my computer. Nothing worked until..
    I used Smitfraudfix in safe mode on my computer. I followed the instructions and it worked!

  • Theresa says:

    I also used Smitfraufix after trying to do it manually, but being unable to find most of the files. Turns out they were in different folders and named VirusRL2009. But the download fixed it, including the blinking icon, so I couldn’t be happier! THANK YOU!

  • Bora says:

    I just ran the automatic program to remove this virus. It works perfectley. No problems at all and this is not a scam. I was a bit sceptical also. thanks. Bora

  • Morris says:

    I also used Smitfraudfix with perfect results.

  • Todd says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you… Smitfraudfix worked perfectly.

  • rohit says:

    thanks a ton guys…tried everything else smitfraud was the only one that worked for free to get rid of this nuisance…had to run it twice though..thanks again

  • James says:

    I used the Smitfraudfix on my PC after trying to get things done manually. It worked perfectly.
    Thank you for your help on this matter.

Leave a Reply

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math.
Please leave these two fields as is:
What is 2 + 10 ?