Remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional (Removal Guide)
AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a fake antivirus software that displays fake alert messages, prevents execution of legitimate programs and detects bogus infections in order to swindle money from computer users. Also known as AVASoft Professional Antivirus, this scam is the latest clone of Disk Antivirus Professional, and first appeared in France a few days ago. The infection comes from Winwebsec rogue family as usual.
Please be aware that AVASoft Antivirus Professional is not able to actually provide any protection for your PC. On the contrary, it is developed to steal money by using simple scare tactics. You may recognize this infection by the following symptoms:
- Installs itself silently or via various downloads, such as fake flash updates or codecs
- Pop-ups on your desktop and blocks any other software from running
- Performs a bogus scan and reports about invented viruses and other security problems
- Aggressively offers to purchase its licensed version to remove the founded threats
The mentioned fake antivirus displays a huge amount of fake alerts in system tray stating that your computer is extremely infected by trojans, backdoors, rootkits or worms. Please be noticed that all these hazardous alerts have only one purpose – to trick you into purchasing the full version of AVASoft Antivirus Professional.
Do not get fooled by exaggerated alerts and do not buy AVASoft Antivirus Professional since all threats that are shown in their fake scan window are made up. We advise you to remove this infection from your PC as soon as possible. Please follow our removal guide and remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional in a few minutes.
AVASoft Antivirus Professional Removal Guide
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Type in address bar: virus-experts.com/sh.php and press Enter
3. Click on ‘Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended).‘ to bypass a fake alert
Step 1. In order to detect and remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software
Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Read more about SpyHunter EULA
Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)
Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button
Note: download size is 0.7 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version for 39.99 USD.
Manual AVASoft Antivirus Professional Removal
Important Note: AVASoft Antivirus Professional can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, Virus-Experts.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
Follow these instructions at your own risk:
1. Use Process Explorer to kill the malicious processes of the infection. Please notice that the mentioned Microsoft utility functions in the same way as TaskManager.
2. Delete malicious registry entries by using RegistryEditor. You can run it by typing “regedit” in Start –> Run.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce <random numbers and characters>
3. Stop AVASoft Antivirus Professional processes:
4. Remove the following malicious files and folders from your system:
%ProgramData%\<random numbers and chars>\
%ProgramData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>
%ProgramData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>.exe
%ProgramData%\<random numbers and chars>\diskav.exe
%ProgramData%\<random numbers and chars>\<random numbers and chars>.ico
More Details About AVASoft Antivirus Professional Infection
While performing a scan, this malware pushes exaggerated notifications:
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.
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.
As you may notice, when trying to launch any Windows utility like Task Manager, the malware invoke its self-defense mechanism.
Application cannot be executed. The file taskmgr.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
Please see more screenshots of AVASoft Antivirus Professional:
Invented threats after scan
Suggestion to active the bogus AV