Remove Antivirus Security Pro (Uninstall Guide)
Rogue.WinWebSec family is a batch of programs which are all classified as rogue anti-spyware software. The Antivirus Security Pro app is also one of those programs. To put it simple, the application is just a fake computer scan. Once it is installed on the system, the fake antivirus program will perform a PC scan. The scan results will be frightening. According to them, your computer is filled with a variety of malicious programs. Moreover, all other legitimate security programs will be disabled, and you will not be able to run them. The Antivirus Security Pro application is distributed using either corrupted webpages or websites which offer users to perform an online computer scan. After the scan is completed, the user will be presented with adulterated results, stating that the computer is infected. Of course, Antivirus Security Pro will be presented as a solution to those problems.
The scans of Antivirus Security Pro will be repeated every time the computer is restarted, and the results of the scan will always remain the same. What is more, when the user is presented with the false claims that the PC is infected, one is offered to buy the registered version of the software in order to clean the computer. Nevertheless, buying the “full version” of the program won’t change anything. Because the scan results are fixed, as a result, those “malicious programs” are not located in your HDD. The only real problem is the Antivirus Security Pro program itself.
The Antivirus Security Pro is equipped with features that protect the program itself. For example, if the user is trying to launch any .com or .exe file on the infected PC, this action will be blocked by the rogue antivirus application. What is more, the blocking of the mentioned files comes with a message, which contain text:
Warning! Infected file detected
Location: File System
Suspicious activity detected in the application cmd.exe to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application cmd.exe has been temporarily restricted.
But then again, these statements are completely false. As a matter of fact, the blocked programs will start performing normally as soon as the rogue antivirus software is deleted. Furthermore, the user will be presented with random warning messages coming out of nowhere, every time the computer is used. Those messages could contain text just like this one:
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of Attentive Antivirus for repairing threats.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.
In conclusion, the Antivirus Security Pro is a malicious program itself and should never be trusted. In fact, the sole purpose of this software is to fool users and gather money from them. As a result, users should never buy the so called “full” version of this program because they will only lose their money. If the money is already sent to the frauds, you should seek for assistance in your bank. It might be possible to get your money back.
Antivirus Security Pro Removal Guide
1. Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting
2. Choose ‘Safe Mode with Networking‘
Step 1. In order to detect and remove Antivirus Security Pro, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software
Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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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.
IT Expert? Try Manual Removal for Antivirus Security Pro
Important Note: Antivirus Security Pro 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_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce <random numbers and characters>
3. Stop Antivirus Security Pro 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><random numbers and chars>.ico