Remove AvaSoft Professional Antivirus

AvaSoft Professional Antivirus is a fake antivirus and upon installed in your computer, it claims that malicious threats are found on your computer and it is infected, and you must buy the full version of AvaSoft Professional Antivirus program to clean them. 

The software comes on your computer when you try to download and install free software from unknown internet websites. Please ignore all fake warning messages and DO NOT give money to purchase the full version.

If you want to remove AvaSoft Professional Antivirus from your computer, proceed with the steps bellow:

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How to remove AvaSoft Professional Antivirus from your computer.

Step 1: Start your computer in “Safe Mode with Networking”

To do this,

1. Shut down your computer.

2. Start up your computer (Power On) and as your computer is booting up, press the "F8" key before the Window logo appears.

3. Using your keyboard arrows select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press "Enter".

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Step 2: Use "MalwareBytes Anti-Malware" to clean your computer from malicious threats.

1. Download and install MalwareBytes Antimalware Free program to clean your computer from malicious threats.*

Notice*: If you don't know how to install "MalwareBytes Anti-Malware" read this post

2. Run "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" and allow the program to update to it's latest version and malicious database if needed.

3. When the "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" main window appears on your screen, choose the "Perform full scan" scanning option and then click "Scan" and let the program scan your system for threats.

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4. When the scanning is completed, choose "OK".

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5. Press the "Show results" button to view and remove the malicious threats.

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6. At the "Show Results" window, check – using your mouse's left button- all the infected objects and then choose the "Remove Selected" option and let the program remove the selected threats.

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7. When the removal process of infected objects is complete, close Malwarebytes Antimalware and proceed to the next step WITHOUT restarting your computer.

Step 3. Uninstall “AvaSoft Professional Antivirus” software from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Windows 8: Right click on the bottom left corner and select Control Panel }

{Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel. }

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall:

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4. Press “Uninstall” in the next screen:

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5. Press “Close” when uninstall process is completed.

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Step 4: Clean unwanted files and registry entries from Windows Startup.

1. Download and run CCleaner.

2. At “CCleaner”  main windows press "Run Cleaner" option and let the program clean all unwanted files for you.

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3. Then choose “Registry” on the left pane and then select "Scan for Issues" option to clean your registry from invalid entries.

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3a. When the registry scanning procedure finishes, the program informs you about registry problems found.

Leave the checkmarks as is and choose "Fix selected issues" option at the right bottom corner.

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3a. In the next “asking” window “Do you want to backup changes to the registry”, select “No”

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4. Finally, choose "Tools" on the left pane.

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4a. In "Tools" section, choose "Startup".

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4b. Choose "Windows” tab and then select and delete the following malicious entry.

"Yes  |  HKCU:RunOnce  |  c |  C:\Program Files\AVASoft Professional Antivirus\c.4.1.3.AVA.exe"

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4. Close “CCleaner” and restart your computer for changes to take effect.

Step 7. Perform a full scan with your original antivirus program.

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