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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

AVASoft Professional Antivirus

AVASoft Professional Antivirus is a cunning computer infection which pretends to be a legitimate anti-virus program. It is installed to the system as a random file whose location depends on your operating system. If you use Windows XP, the malicious file will be found in the Application Data folder. In other cases, you should check the Program Data folder.

AVASoft Professional Antivirus differs from other bogus applications in that it has another name presented in the interfaces. Instead of AVASoft Professional Antivirus you will also find AVASoft Antivirus Professional. However, the order of the words in the name does not mean anything because this program is a scam which you should remove from the PC as soon as you find it within the PC. The threat is associated with the Rogue.WinWebSec family which includes such fictitious security applications as Disk Antivirus Professional, System Progressive Protection, Live Security Platinum and others. None of the rogue programs is able to scan the PC and identify the malicious components as they only simulate the system scans to make unsuspecting computer users believe that the computer and their privacy is at risk.

AVASoft Professional Antivirus has been created to lure its users into purchasing the full version of the program. To achieve this, various techniques are employed. As you already know, the fictitious security application displays bogus alerts informing about infections or system performance issues:

Application cannot be executed. The file cmd.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.

AVASoft Professional Antivirus 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.

Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software...

AVASoft Professional Antivirus restricts the use of some programs, including legitimate anti-virus programs so that you cannot remove the unwanted application. Moreover, it disables access to the Internet which is done for the same reason – to prevent you from downloading a spyware removal tool. Do not panic when you get a notification saying that the current condition of your PC may lead to security related issues because this is how the fraudulent program is trying to get your money.

Instead of buying the full version of the program you should remove it from the PC as soon as you can in order to prevent new computer infections which can be downloaded by the fraudulent program. The easiest way to get rid of it is by using a spyware removal tool. However, first we advise you to apply a registration key so that the malicious software stops displaying annoying pops-up :


Once you have registered AVASoft Professional Antivirus, download and install our anti-spyware tool SpyHunter. This program will easily terminate infection, which means there will be no need to implement some manual changes to the system in order to get rid of the treacherous program.

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How to manually remove AVASoft Professional Antivirus

Files associated with AVASoft Professional Antivirus infection:

%Desktopdir%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
%Programs%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk

AVASoft Professional Antivirus processes to kill:


Remove AVASoft Professional Antivirus registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[random] %AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe,0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayName AVASoft Antivirus Professional
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe” -u
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\UninstallString “%AppData%\[Random]\[Random].exe” -u

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