Wed, Mar 20 2013 5:32 Don

Remove AVASoft Professional Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

AVASoft Professional Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. This program is classified as a rogue and as malware because it pretends to be an anti-virus program but in reality displays fake scan results, makes it so you cannot launch your legitimate applications, and displays false security alerts that state there are security problems with your computer. When installed, AVASoft Professional Antivirus will be installed as a random filename in a random folder under c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, in XP, or C:\ProgramData, in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

AVASoft Professional Antivirus will then be configured to start whenever Windows boots up. Once started, it will perform a fake scan of your computer that will state that numerous infections are present. If you try to clean these infections, though, AVASoft Professional will state that you first need to purchase the program before being able to do so. As all of the scan results displayed by this program are fake, please ignore any prompts to purchase the program.

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