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The scareware propagation business is alive and well, AVASoft Professional Antivirus being an unequivocal evidence of that. Although this rogue product appeared a few days ago, the number of infected users is quite similar to the scopes we saw around 2008 when this industry was close to its peak. This seems pretty interesting – are we entering a new upswing right now? Could be; hopefully not. Anyway, AVASoft Professional Antivirus represents the WinWebSec family which has been known for years. It looks professional indeed, bearing all the outer key attributes of AV software. It seems to feature system scanning, privacy protection, update options, customer support, and pretty comprehensive settings. Now let’s peek a little deeper into this utility’s essence. When it runs scans (and this happens on a regular basis), it detects spyware, adware, backdoors, Trojans, dialers keyloggers, e.g. SVCHOST.Stealth.Keylogger, – even on a clean OS. That’s because the app was programmed to report things that are not there. It thus uses a scare tactic to induce users into going ahead and registering the full version for a certain amount of money. Also, the rogue might prevent some legitimate processes from executing. Yet another trait of this little program has to do with the uninstall, that is, it prevents users from removing it. Due of the latter, it typically takes an automated solution to weed this aggressive thing out. Stick to the recommendations below to get rid of AVASoft Professional Antivirus scam without harm to your system.
Malware Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Threat Level: High
Advice: Remove ASAP
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How to uninstall this scareware manually:
Manual removal of this rogue antivirus is a feasible objective if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.
The files to be deleted are listed below:
- %CommonAppData%\[random numbers and chars]\
- %CommonAppData%\[random numbers and chars]\[random numbers and chars]
- %CommonAppData%\[random numbers and chars]\[random numbers and chars].exe
- %CommonAppData%\[random numbers and chars]\[random numbers and chars].ico
The registry entries that need to be removed are as follows:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[random numbers and chars]“
Please be advised that manual removal of AVASoft Professional Antivirus is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of this scareware, doing which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.
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- March 26, 2013
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