What is AVASoft Professional Antivirus?
AVASoft Professional Antivirus is a dangerous computer virus which can lead you to sensitive data and money loss as it has been created to deceive you and make you pay money voluntarily. It is a fake anti-virus program which is also a clone of such malware programs as Disk Antivirus Professional, System Progressive Protection, Live Security and some more, all of which can be referred to as the Rogue.WinWebSec family.
What does AVASoft Professional Antivirus do?
The infection is installed as a random file and its location depends on the operating system. If you use Windows XP, then the file will be installed in the %Application Data% folder. In case you have Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, AVASoft Professional Antivirus will be installed in the %ProgramData% folder. After the rogue program creates malicious registry entries, the fictitious anti-virus program starts its processes whenever your PC boots.
The threat in question does not differ from other computer applications visually. It enables the user to change the language of the program (English, French, Castello, German, Italian and Portuguese). It has different sections each of which contains some information about the program and its functions; however, AVASoft Professional Antivirus is not so powerful as it seems to be. Those system scans and detections given in the scanner as well as pop-up warnings are simulated. The threat creates them to make you think that various computer viruses such as Trojan.Poison.J, Trojan.BAT,Adduser.t, Trojan.Alg.t and many other are running within the system without your consent:
Application cannot be executed. The file cmd.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Warning
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
Click here to block unauthorised modification by removing threats (Recommended)
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…
To trigger your reaction, AVASoft Professional Antivirus employs some other scare techniques. For example, it blocks almost all executable files including your anti-virus program. However, you can still open your Internet Explorer but nothing more. On the browser you will find a warning which claims that “the site you are trying to visit may harm your computer!” and that you should activate AVASoft Professional Antivirus to provide the PC with the ultimate protection. The truth is that you should ignore every malfunction created by this scam in order to protect your privacy and money. Paying the money for the full version of the program does not guarantee that you will regain access to your programs and the Internet.
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Screenshots:
Automatic AVASoft Professional Antivirus Removal
In order to get rid of fake scans, notifications and various malfunctions of the system, use a legitimate and powerful spyware removal tool. Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends that you install SpyHunter as this program can delete the virus and protect the PC against similar instances. Below you will find an activation key which you should apply to disable the pop-ups. As soon as the rogue anti-virus tool stops disturbing you with its alerts, download and install it.
Please follow the instructions to install the removal tool on your infected PC:
- Activate the license key AA39754E-715219CE.
- Visit http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph .
- Download the automatic malware removal tool SpyHunter.
- Open the Start menu and go to Folder Options.
- Click on the View tab, mark Hide extensions for known file types and click OK.
- Find SpyHunter’s installation file, right-click it and select Rename.
- Rename the file to explorer.exe.
- Double-click the file and follow the installation wizard. Then perform a full system scan and delete found infections.
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Video Removal Guide
Manual AVASoft Professional Antivirus Removal
Manual removal is a much more complicated task and we do not recommend proceeding if you have no previous experience. Regardless, if you are willing to take the risk and you feel strong about your manual AVASoft Professional Antivirus removal skills – follow the steps below.
1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open Task Manager and end these processes:%AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe
2. Launch the Registry Editor and remove the listed registry entries. If you run Windows XP and Windows 8 –launch RUN and enter ‘regedit’ to access the utility. Windows Vista/7 users should open the Start menu and enter ‘regedit’ into Search.HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayName AVASoft Antivirus Professional
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe” -u
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\UninstallString “%AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe” -u
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe,0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional
3. To remove the infection, delete these files:
%Desktopdir%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
%Programs%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
tested removal of AVASoft Professional Antivirus*