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AVASoft Antivirus Professional Removal Process

March 19, 2013 – 10:12 am
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AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a rogue antivirus application designed to extort money from unsuspecting computer users. The AVASoft Antivirus Professional has a menu that is used as a front for peddling its idea of finding malware and virus threats on your computer. Most times AVASoft Antivirus Professional will alert PC users through repeated pop-up messages and system scan results trying to make you aware of your PC having several viruses on it and that AVASoft Antivirus Professional should be used to remove them. The AVASoft Antivirus Professional offers itself up for a high cost that it claims if paid it will remove all of the so-called threats it found earlier on your computer. Paying for AVASoft Antivirus Professional is actually a complete waste of money and time because it is a bogus antivirus tool designed by hackers who want to earn a quick payday at your expense. Do not under any circumstances trust the AVASoft Antivirus Professional program.

Are you getting popups from AVASoft Antivirus Professional? Have you identified that you have AVASoft Antivirus Professional installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional completely from your computer?

Why should you remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional?

If AVASoft Antivirus Professional resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that AVASoft Antivirus Professional may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking AVASoft Antivirus Professional removal process.

How can you manually remove AVASoft Antivirus Professional

Manual removal of AVASoft Antivirus Professional may not be for everyone. Each manual AVASoft Antivirus Professional removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic AVASoft Antivirus Professional removal process.

AVASoft Antivirus Professional can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate AVASoft Antivirus Professional in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find AVASoft Antivirus Professional, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[random] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVASoft Antivirus Professional
    HKEY_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
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing AVASoft Antivirus Professional. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with AVASoft Antivirus Professional from your computer.

    %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    %Desktopdir%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk
    %Programs%\AVASoft Antivirus Professional\AVASoft Antivirus Professional.lnk

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with AVASoft Antivirus Professional, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with AVASoft Antivirus Professional by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\AVASoft Antivirus Professional folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed AVASoft Antivirus Professional completely from your computer. If you find that AVASoft Antivirus Professional is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic AVASoft Antivirus Professional removal process.

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