Newly Found Rogueware: AVASoft Antivirus Professional
Spyhunter has found that AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a cryptic one that would plunge itself into your system without asking for permission both of you and your trusted security tool and also a duplicitous program that tricks people into downloading it willingly. Soon you’ll get a list of threats that cannot be handled with the trial version. Thus you’ll be directed to the page asking for AVASoft Antivirus Professional purchase.
Here’s the screenshot of AVASoft Antivirus Pro:
Is AVASoft Antivirus Pro that Dangerous?
YES! Think about the fact that even a strong vault can make redirect/ pop up possible, how is it possible that a Trojan supported AVASoft antivirus pro unable to do more? PC users raise the question as they don’t see obvious problems. AVASoft antivirus pro utilizes the thought and gets vicious things done on the sly:
- Open up a backdoor to receive commands for further commitment;
- Load down tracking cookies to analyze surfing histories, getting your surfing habit and resell to pop up spammers for money; follow you wherever you go and record account/log-in information and resell to redirect spammers for additional money;
- Threaten people with none exist virus and make PC user into mistakenly delete file/folders to corrupt the system;
- Falsify original registry key values to disable installed security tools to some extent, making itself cocksure that AVASoft antivirus pro will not be forced to leave so soon.
How to Remove AVASoft Easily?
Plan A: Remove AVASoft Manually
1. Reboot your computer and log into Safe Mode with Networking.
Step: Reboot your computer. As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press Enter key.
2. Show hidden files.
a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;
c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by AVASoft antivirus professional:
%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
%Desktopdir%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
%Programs%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
4: Please stop the processesof AVASoft antivirus pro
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL key to open Task Manager
5. Go to the Registry Editor to delete all entries related to AVASoft antivirus professional.
Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[random] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayName AVASoft Antivirus Professional
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\ShortcutPath "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\UninstallString "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
6. Reset your IE
a) Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
b) In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.
Plan B: Remove AVASoft automatically (with SpyHunter)
Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
1) Click here or the icon below to download Free SpyHunter automatically.
2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step B. Run SpyHunter to block AVASoft
Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.
Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.
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