NortelAntivirus is a misleading application that reports false scan alerts. NortelAntivirus is typically first encountered when visiting web sites that try to lure you to download a free version of its software. Once a user downloads and runs a scan, it falsely reports errors on the computer. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors.

It looks like many people were fooled into downloading this misleading application as indicated on Yahoo Answers.

Name: Nortel Antivirus
Publisher: (The site is currently down)
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior: NortelAntivirus is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer.


How to Remove NortelAntivirus
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.