AVASoft Antivirus Professional is the newest rogue anti-spyware program spreading across the web. If your computer has recently started showing threatening looking pop-ups, and scary looking virus scans then chances are you have become the newest victim.
You are probably pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional. Don’t be fooled by the professional looking interface of this rogue software, and do not by any means purchase it. In fact, the only purchase of this rogue is to get you to purchase this scam.
You might have acquired this infection from one of the following ways. By visiting a hacked website with a drive by download that installed it without your knowledge, a fake advertisement claiming your computer was infected accompanied with a fake virus scan, or by downloading a “video codec” from a sketchy website.
Regardless of how AVASoft Antivirus Professional installed itself on your computer, the important thing is getting rid of it and getting your computer back to working order again. Follow the directions below to remove this scam once and for all.
ScreenShots of AVASoft Antivirus Professional
AVASoft Antivirus Professional will also display “scary” alerts like this:
Security Monitor: WARNING! Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software. Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
AVASoft Antivirus Professional Warning Your PC is still infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
AVASoft Antivirus Professional Warning Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC. Click here to remove them immediately with AVASoft Antivirus Professional.
Ignore the scary looking pop ups and fake virus scans. The reality is that none AVASoft Antivirus Professional to try to trick you into purchasing. Don’t fall for this scam, use one of the removal methods below to quickly and easily remove this bogus software program.
How to Remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional
AVASoft Antivirus Professional can be a challenging thing to remove due to the way it will block other programs from running. It can make changes to your registry, infect critical system files, . It may even completely destroy your current antivirus or antispyware program making them useless. Don’t give up hope yet though, because we have two ways to remove this bogus infection.
The first method is automatic and is recommended because it is the fastest and easiest. The manual method is a little trickier and should only be attempted by the more advanced user. You can read about both methods below:
Automatic AVASoft Antivirus Removal – Fastest and Easiest
Automatic removal is by far the fastest and easiest method of removal. It is based on using a genuine antispyware program that is designed to destroy infections like this and keep your computer protected in the future.
Step 1: Download the removal tool here: AVASoft Antivirus Professional Removal Tool
Step 2: Rename the downloaded file to “explorer.exe” (without the quotation marks), the reason you must rename it is to prevent AVASoft Antivirus Professional from blocking it’s ability to run.
Step 3: Double click on explorer.exe to launch the removal tool. It will automatically terminate any AVASoft Antivirus Professional processes and allow you to install the removal tool. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
Step 4: After installation, Spy Hunter will update to the newest version and begin an automatic scan of your system. Now register the software and it will automatically find and remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional and it’s associated files and registry entries.
Your computer should now be free of any traces of AVASoft Antivirus Professional and any other spyware or virus infections you may have had.
Note: Spy Hunter’s free version will only find the infected files and registry entries. Registration is required to fully remove the infection (although you can use the scan to find the exact files and registry entries for manual removal). We highly recommend automatic removal due to how easy and fast it is. If your current antivirus let this infection onto your computer, then perhaps you need better protection
Manual Removal Method – Long and Risky
Manual removal can be long and tricky due to having to remove all AVASoft Antivirus Professional executables, files and folders, and registry entries. It is only recommended if you know what you are doing.
Before considering to use these manual removal steps, please consider the following disclaimer:
Altering computer files and register items should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in performing these steps may lead to problems effecting other aspects of your machine. Attempt these steps at your own risk, otherwise consider using the automatic removal method.
Step 1: Download Process Explorer to your desktop and rename it “explorer.exe” (without the quotation marks).
Step 2: Double click on explorer.exe to launch Process Explorer. Identify any processes associated with AVASoft Antivirus Professional and terminate them by clicking on them and selecting “End Process Tree”.
Step 3: Now you must find and delete any infected files and folders related to AVASoft Antivirus Professional such as but not limited to:
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS].exe
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS].ico
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]
Step 4: You must access the registry editor to remove the infected registry entries. To access the registry editor, click Start –> Run and type in “regedit” (without quotations). Now you need to delete/repair any and all corrupt registry entries such as but not limited to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[RANDOM NUMBERS AND CHARACTERS]“
Note: Due to the polymorphic nature of this virus we cannot guarantee the actual location of the files or registry entries. RemoveSpywareFast.com can not be held responsible for problems or damages that may occur by using this information, and we strongly suggest using the automatic removal method to remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional.
Still Having Problems Remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional?
If you have followed all the directions and are still having trouble then feel free to leave a comment below, and we will do our best to assist you in the removal of AVASoft Antivirus Professional.