How to Remove the Amvo.exe Virus Manually

First of all you we must know what is the amvo.exe is? what the symptoms when we have amvo.exe in our PC and how to remove it manually without using any software. Ok here we go!

What is Amvo.exe?

  • Amvo.exe is Trojan/Backdoor


  • Folder Option is not working - you cannot enable the Folder Option or show the hidden files running into you computer.
  • Hidden file problem
  • Always open new windows in all drives
  • Error occur of the memory reference (Low Disk Space)

How to solve this?

This is the solution on how to remove the amvo.exe and to fix the folder option problem. Just follow this steps:

  1. Uncheck amvo.exe from msconfig>> startup (type msconfig in run and click on the startup tab) also and restart your system
  1. Click Start > Run and type REGEDIT
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced
  3. On the right side, double click the hidden value and give it a value of 1.
  4. Same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced > Folder > Hidden > SHOW ALL Change the value of Checked Value to 1.
  5. Check if your Folder Option if its working now. If it works! OK you are now ready to delete the Amvo.exe virus now.

Go to your Folder Option and enable the show all the hidden files and you remove the following files if they are exist in the exact location or directory:

c:\windows\system32\ amvo.exe
c:\windows\system32\ awda2.exe
c:\windows\system32\ mvo.dll
c:\windows\system32\ amvo1.dll

Lastly go to Run and type cmd then type regedit, press Ctrl + F to find the files amvo.exe and delete it. After that, reboot your PC. OK that's it. Guys please your comments if your PC is working now for using this procedure.. Thank you..


Sam said...

thanks man. I was going crazy but you saved me thru this post. thanks again

madhu said...

I am verymuch thankful for this post.
As my desktop really suffered with this Amvo.exe..corrupting some applicationsaptdnx

Sonnu said...

Hey dude! Thanks a million for that hidden folder stuff! I knew it was somewhere in the registry, but couldn't know where exactly and was about to go insane!

Thanks a bunch again!

admin said...

Your welcome dudes.. Thank you for the post..

Neo said...

Thx Man ..
It worked
u saved me

Arun said...

Absolutely AMAZING advice. Thank you so much!!! I wasted so many hours reading other sites and downloading software that didn't do anything!

technomatic said...

Yeah thank you for the comments..

Anshuman said...

hiii bro... i tried info from many sites and was able to delete the virus with the help of Mcafee..after some manual changes in config. however, one problem persisted that hidden file were still not folder option the "dont show hidden fle" ws checked but there no option for "show all hidden file " as is seen normally..After your this wonderful advice, I could uncheck "dont show hidden file" box. but i still cannot see "show all hidden files" option... please help dude!!

technomatic said...

Have you follow the procedure above? Try to go msconfig to uncheck some anonymous program running to your system..(etc. amvo,

Or you can try this:

Look the location entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon, in the entry named: SHELL, a value = Explorer.exe,SCVHOST.EXE. Edit this value, delete the SCVHOST.EXE only and the value must be Explorer.exe. Once you delete all this value, your computer will not login anymore.

Waiting for your response..

Anshuman said...

Well.. I am able to uncheck "dont show hidden files". But where is the option "Show all hidden files".. earlier there were too options.. but only one option we can see... If the other option is not visible... we will not be able to hide files and see again as per our wish!!

Anshuman said...

perhaps it has something to do with the missing value "@shell32.dll,-30500" in registry.. Please check and guide.

Anonymous said...

at step 5 i could see hidden files, but after one minute they disappear and i can see none.
i am going crazy.....

Tim said...

Your instructions are clear and I was able to solve this problem on my machine. Thanks a million for your very clear and easy to understand instructions.

technomatic said...

Thank you Tim,

Anonymous said...

About an hour ago, i was infected by this virus (probably because of my recently visits to some crack-serial sites :P)...
Thx to u i get rid of it once and for all - GOD BLESS U MAN

Anonymous said...

When I was trying to make the value 1 for Hidden a few seconds later it would revert back to 2.
Also when i go to folder options then click 'Show hidden files and folders' it dosn't and goes back to 'Do not show hidden files or folders'.
What do i do?

Cristina said...

I followed everything,and was able to enable to show the hidden files, but when it came to the part wherein I have to delete the files that you have enumerated, I cannot find them on their respective folders. I need help on this one. Thanks!

katsuo said...

nice post dude, i should thank you
ummm...Houston, we got a problem
i got that same problem as Mr.anonymous(May 29, 2008 1:12 AM) said. The value in [current user] went back to [2] and [local machine] went back to [0]

it'd be very lovely if i can get any solution about this from you

thankx in advance :D

jack said...

thank you you saved my day

JimmieG said...

Caught amvo.exe right away (before the Folder Options were affected) and used this procedure to remove it successfully.

Anonymous said...

Thanks man, I was going crazy with this virus. Tat was very valuable. Great work.

Anonymous said...

yo...dude ur advice worked really really well
keep on with ur work
-thank you

Muhammad said...

Thanks so much my friend! Looks like the virus is gone now....

Anonymous said...

Wats The Folder Option??

Anonymous said...

muy bueno si funciona