AVASoft Professional Antivirus

AVASoft Professional Antivirus Description

AVASoft Professional Antivirus is similar to many other fake anti-virus programs that have been around for several years. However, one of the aspects of AVASoft Professional Antivirus that makes AVASoft Professional Antivirus stand out from other rogue security software is that AVASoft Professional Antivirus uses a highly realistic error messages that can trick computer users into thinking that their computer is severely infected with a keylogger that can expose them to credit card fraud. One other aspect of AVASoft Professional Antivirus and its variants that have caught the attention of PC security researchers is the fact that this fake anti-virus program is promoted through a fake website that seems professionally designed and that can fool even experienced computer users into believing that AVASoft Professional Antivirus is the real thing.

Symptoms of an AVASoft Professional Antivirus Infection

Once installed in a computer, AVASoft Professional Antivirus can be very difficult to remove. This is because AVASoft Professional Antivirus lacks a real uninstaller or removal application. AVASoft Professional Antivirus also takes measures to prevent computer users from removing this fake anti-virus program. For example, AVASoft Professional Antivirus can interfere with other security programs, disabling them completely or causing them to crash. AVASoft Professional Antivirus can also prevent computer users from launching other applications or miscellaneous files, claiming that they were blocked for 'the computer user's protection'. AVASoft Professional Antivirus has also been known to cause browser redirects, preventing computer users from seeking help online.

AVASoft Professional Antivirus belongs to the WinWeb Security family and some of its clones are System Security, Total Security, Antivirus Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Antivirus Center, Antivirus Center, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Security Sphere 2012.

The AVASoft Professional Antivirus takes over the victim's computer, causing it to display alarming error messages and fake system scans. These are designed to make the victim believe that AVASoft Professional Antivirus has detected a severe malware infection on the victim's computer. However, since AVASoft Professional Antivirus is actually a malware infection and incapable of detecting or removing malware, ESG security researchers advise computer users to ignore these warnings. Their intent is to convince computer users to purchase an expensive upgrade to this fake anti-virus program. Instead, AVASoft Professional Antivirus should be removed with a real anti-malware application.

Technical Information

File System Details

AVASoft Professional Antivirus creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\12D973C4A70F481A000012D960EF4C20\12D973C4A70F481A000012D960EF4C20.exe 382,464 ae21c2538241941374047ae10b7d2ca8

Registry Details

AVASoft Professional Antivirus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AVASoft Professional Antivirus
%ProgramFiles%\AVASoft Professional Antivirus
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\AVASoft Professional Antivirus
File name without path
AVASoft Professional Antivirus.lnk

More Details on AVASoft Professional Antivirus

The following messages associated with AVASoft Professional Antivirus were found:
Warning!
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).

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