This article renders removal instructions for Antivirus Security Pro malware. This rogue antispyware is the direct successor of Attentive Antivirus scam described by us not so long ago. The ways of its malicious behavior on the attacked computer is typical to all rogues. First, it enters PCs without user’s consent or approval, then it runs the fake system scan and reports many invented security threats which surely aren’t real. This is all done to persuade users to buy its helpless license or registration key, which is absolutely incapable of detecting and removing real computer infections. If your system became the target of this rogue please continue reading these instructions to get valid tips on its effective removal.
The hackers that invented Antivirus Security Pro rogue anti-malware aren’t concerned about the security of your PC. Instead, they simply invented their program in order to deceive users and to prompt them into buying the totally helpless and useless security software (fake anti-spyware program). Some people have already been tricked by this shameless forgery and thus wasted their funds, without getting any decent services in response. So, obviously, you should be warned in advance of this malware. When you actually face it on your system please remove this badware as instructed herein.
It is clear from the behavior of Antivirus Security Pro that it is a typical malicious application. The imitated scanning of this rogue only continues within a few seconds, then being ended with a fabricated report about various sorts of infections allegedly detected. Nothing you hear to be reported by this rogueware should be trusted. This infection simply tries to trick you and to prompt you into paying for the helpless services of it.
If you don’t have powerful anti-virus tool installed consider the one recommended by us – Plumbytes Anti-Malware. It can help you eliminate Antivirus Security Pro rogue from your system effectively and completely. In some cases it is also recommended that you first reboot your PC into safe mode with networking to facilitate the removal process. However, under all circumstances, please carefully follow our detailed and step-by-step uninstall instructions for this particular fake antivirus.
Antivirus Security Pro removal step-by-step guide:
- Open “My Computer” (Windows Explorer).
- In the address field insert http://gridinsoft.com/downloads/explorer.exe and hit “Enter” key.
- Save “explorer.exe” to your Desktop or anywhere you like.
- Run “explorer.exe“.
- In the empty field type “Antivirus Security” and click “Scan“.
- Give your permission to kill the process of Antivirus Security Pro virus.
- Click the link https://www.system-tips.net/download.php to download Plumbytes Anti-Malware.
- Install it and scan your PC with Anti-Malware.
- Remove all infections found by clicking “Remove Selections” button.
Removal video at YouTube:
Antivirus Security Pro system modifications:
Antivirus Security Pro system process(es):
Antivirus Security Pro files added:
Antivirus Security Pro registry entries added:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "AS2014" = "%CommonAppData%\WaDprnV7\WaDprnV7.exe"
File Location Implications:
%Desktop% implies that the file is located straight on your PC’s desktop. The full and detailed location is C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\Current User\Desktop\ for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\Current User\Desktop\ for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
%Temp% stands for the Windows Temp folder. By default, it has the location C:\Windows\Temp for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\Current User\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\Current User\AppData\Local\Temp for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
%AppData% means the current users Application Data folder. By default, it has the location C:\Documents and Settings\Current User\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\Current User\AppData\Roaming.
%StartMenu% stands for the Windows Start Menu. For Windows 95/98/ME the location is C:\windows\start menu\, for Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it stands for C:\Documents and Settings\Current User\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\Users\Current User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
%CommonAppData% means the Application Data folder in the All Users profile. For Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it has the location C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\ProgramData.
Examples of fake security alerts and warnings reported by Antivirus Security Pro scam:
Warning! Infected file detected
Location: File System
Suspicious activity detected in the application cmd.exe to the behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X. For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application cmd.exe has been temporarily restricted.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
We strongly recommend activating full edition of Antivirus Security Pro for repairing threats.
Warning! Network attack attempt detected.
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked.