AVASoft Antivirus Professional

AVASoft Antivirus Professional Description

AVASoft Antivirus Professional Screenshot 1AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a rogue anti-malware scanner that claims to be able to remove various PC threats from your computer while its real ability to detect any kind of malicious software is, at best, nonfunctional. As a recognizable member of the WinWeb Security family of scamware, AVASoft Antivirus Professional never should be trusted to disinfect your PC and, certainly, never purchased. Because AVASoft Antivirus Professional may cause issues that can include browser hijacks and unfairly-blocked applications, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends removing AVASoft Antivirus Professional for free by employing a legitimate anti-malware scanner against your AVASoft Antivirus Professional infection.

Why AVASoft Antivirus Professional is Neither ‘Professional’ Nor ‘Antivirus’

With a brand name that’s crafted to resemble legitimate names in the anti-malware industry, AVASoft Antivirus Professional tries to pass itself off as a useful tool for removing harmful software such as viruses and Trojans. However, AVASoft Antivirus Professional’s system scans always return results that detect nonexistent infections – much like its pop-up warnings, which, in many cases, are designed to resemble normal Windows messages. Even though AVASoft Antivirus Professional isn’t capable of enacting any of the security features AVASoft Antivirus Professional claims to have, AVASoft Antivirus Professional requests money for a registration process that, supposedly, will allow AVASoft Antivirus Professional to fix any persistent problems on your computer.

Similar to other members of the diverse Winwebsec family, AVASoft Antivirus Professional also may engage in direct attacks against your computer’s security.

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These attacks make it more difficult than usual to remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional under normal circumstances, and make it appear as though your computer is suffering through more malware-related attacks than it actually is enduring. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have outlined some of AVASoft Antivirus Professional’s major hostile functions with the following list:
  • AVASoft Antivirus Professional may attempt to block all but a small list of white-listed applications; the white-list primarily consists of programs that are essential for running Windows. Its program-blocking attacks may be accompanied by pop-up warnings indicating false information about the blocked program, such as its being infected.
  • AVASoft Antivirus Professional also will try to disable many basic security features, such as the Windows update manager and the Windows Firewall.
  • Finally, you also may experience unusual web-browsing events that redirect you away from safe websites or display erroneous warning screens.

Taking a Hard Stand Against AVASoft Antivirus Professional

AVASoft Antivirus Professional doesn’t need to be purchased or registered, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts explicitly warn against treating AVASoft Antivirus Professional as anything other than a danger to your PC. Like many similar types of rogue anti-malware programs, AVASoft Antivirus Professional should be disabled before you use anti-malware products to remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional safely. Doing so will prevent AVASoft Antivirus Professional from blocking the applications that can help you disinfect your computer.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also extend similar warnings to close relatives of AVASoft Antivirus Professional within the Winwebsec family of fake anti-malware scanners. AVASoft Antivirus Professional’s relatives include such examples as System Care Antivirus, Microsoft Antivirus 2013, Smart Fortress 2012, Windows Secure Kit 2011, Security Sphere 2012, Antiviral Factory 2013, Antivirus Security Pro 2014, AVASoft Antivirus Professional, System Adware Scanner 2010, System Tool 2011, Antivirus Security Pro, Smart Protection 2012, Winweb Security, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Antivirus Security 2013, Security Scanner 2012, Total Security, Futurro Antivirus, Windows Secure Kit 2012, Antivirus Defence, Live Security Professional, Windows Attacks Preventor, Security Monitor 2012, Antimalware - Proven Antivirus Protection, Antivirus Security Pro 2013, Advanced Security Tool 2010, Attentive Antivirus, System Progressive Protection, Sinergia Cleaner, Security Shield/Scanner, Personal Shield Pro, Windows Ultra-Antivirus, Security Tool, System Security, Live Essential Platinum, Total Security 2009, Dream Scan Soft, Security Shield, Smart Guard Protection, MS Removal Tool, AntiSpyware Pro 2009, Antivirus System, Antivirus Center, System Security 2012, Antivirus Security and Disk Antivirus Professional.

AVASoft Antivirus Professional Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with AVASoft Antivirus Professional? To safely & quickly detect AVASoft Antivirus Professional we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Visual & GUI Characteristics

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %WinDir%\Temp\temp[NUMBERS].exe 294
    2 %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AVASoft Professional Antivirus 290
    3 AVASoft Professional Antivirus.lnk 287
    4 AVASoft Professional Antivirus Support Site.url 225
    5 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AVASoft Professional Antivirus 222
    6 %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AVASoft Professional Antivirus 219
    7 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\AVASoft Professional Antivirus 144
    8 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AVASoft Professional Antivirus 141
    9 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ 12D973C4A70F481A000012D960EF4C20\ 12D973C4A70F481A000012D960EF4C20.exe 112
    15 %Desktopdir%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk N/A
    16 %Programs%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk N/A

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus ProfessionalHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayIcon = "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\DisplayName = "AVASoft Antivirus Professional"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\ShortcutPath = "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\UninstallString = "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM] = "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce = "[RANDOM CHARACTERS AND NUMBERS]"

Additional Information

  • The following URL's were detected:
  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    Application cannot be executed. The file cmd.exe infected.
    Please activate your antivirus software.
    Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!
    Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
    Activate AVASoft Professional Antivirus, and enable safe web surfing (recommended).
    Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current stat (not recommended).
    2AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Aler
    3AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Alert
    AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
    Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. This worm is trying to send your credit card details using Internet Explorer Internet Browser to connect to remote host.
    4AVASoft Professional Antivirus Warnin
    5AVASoft Professional Antivirus 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 Professional Antivirus.
    6AVASoft Professional Antivirus 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 Professional Antivirus.
    7AVASoft Professional Antivirus Warning
    Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
    Click here to block unauthorised modification by removing threats (Recommended)
    8AVASoft 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.
    9Security Monitor: WARNING
    10Security 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).
    11Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs
    12Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
    Click here to remove it immediately with AVASoft Professional Antivirus.
    13Warning: Your computer is infecte
    14Warning: Your computer is infected
    Detected spyware infection!
    Click this message to install the last update of security software...
Posted: March 19, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 2,796
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