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.