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How Do I Remove Antivirus Security Pro

Antivirus Security Pro is a computer virus, which masquerades as genuine security software, while actually reporting non-existent malware threats in order to scare the user into paying for this rogue security software.

 

What is Antivirus Security Pro?

Antivirus Security Pro is a rogue anti-virus program from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. This program is classified as a rogue because it pretends to be an anti-virus program, but will instead displays bogus scan results, report non-existing computer infections, and does not allow you to run your normal applications.
In this case, not only is Antivirus Security Pro going to disrupt your system, it’s going to try and trick you into making a purchase using your credit card.
Antivirus Security Pro appears in the form of a fake Windows warning on your computer system that reads you have a specific number of viruses on your computer (usually in the hundreds) and that this software has detected those viruses. To get rid of them you must purchase the full-version of Antivirus Security Pro. It’s important to remember that by purchasing the “claimed full version to remove the viruses” you will be submitting your personal information to unscrupulous persons and may also end up being a victim of credit card or identity fraud or theft.

How did Antivirus Security Pro got on my computer?

Antivirus Security Pro is distributed through several means. Malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been hacked, can infect your machine through exploit kits that use vulnerabilities on your computer to install this rogue antivirus without your permission.
Another method used to propagate Antivirus Security Pro is spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. Cyber-criminals spam out an email, with forged header information, tricking you into believing that it is from a shipping company like DHL or FedEx. The email tells you that they tried to deliver a package to you, but failed for some reason. Sometimes the emails claim to be notifications of a shipment you have made. Either way, you can’t resist being curious as to what the email is referring to – and open the attached file (or click on a link embedded inside the email). And with that, your computer is infected with the Antivirus Security Pro virus.
The threat may also be downloaded manually by tricking the user into thinking they are installing a useful piece of software, for instance a bogus update for Adobe Flash Player or another piece of software.
The Antivirus Security Pro infection is also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.

Am I infected with Antivirus Security Pro virus?

Some examples of the interface, fake alerts, fake scanning results, and pop-ups displayed by Antivirus Security Pro are shown below:

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Activation codes for Antivirus Security Pro

As an optional step,you can use any of the following license keys to register Antivirus Security Pro and stop the fake alerts.

Antivirus Security Pro Activation code:

AA39754E-715219CE
AF03E-A1B69411-5E496BEE-92A70D00-1AD697F6

Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Antivirus Security Pro from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you’ll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.


 

How to remove Antivirus Security Pro virus (Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove the Antivirus Security Pro infection from your your computer. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.

Step 1: Remove Antivirus Security Pro virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

The Malwarebytes Chameleon utility will allow us to install and run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free without being blocked by Antivirus Security Pro rootkit.

1. Right click on your browser icon, and select Run As or Run as Administrator. This should allow your browser to open so that we can then download Malwarebytes Chameleon.

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If you’ll see a “Warning! The site you are trying visit may harm your computer!” message in your web browser window, you can safely click on the Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended) link, because this a bogus alert from Antivirus Security Pro.

 antivirus-security-pro-warning

2. Download Malwarebytes Chameleon  from the below link, and extract it to a folder in a convenient location.
MALWAREBYTES CHAMELEON DOWNLOAD LINK  (This link will ask you to open "mbam-chameleon-X.X.X.zip where x.x.x is the version)

malwarebytes-chameleon-zip

3. Make certain that your infected computer is connected to the internet and then open the Malwarebytes Chameleon folder, and double-click on the svchost.exe file.

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4. IF Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not start, double-click on the other renamed files until you find one will work, which will be indicated by a black DOS/command prompt window.Follow the onscreen instructions to press a key to continue and Chameleon will proceed to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for you.

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5. Once it has done this, it will update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and you’ll need to click OK when it says that the database was updated successfully.

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6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now attempt to kill all the malicious process associated with Antivirus Security Pro.Please keep in mind that this process can take up to 10 minutes, so please be patient.

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7. Next, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically open and perform a Quick scan for Antivirus Security Pro malicious files as shown below.

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8. Upon completion of the scan, click on Show Results

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9. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected.
Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked),then click on the Remove Selected button.

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10. After your computer will start in Windows regular mode, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform a Full System scan to verify that there are no remaining threats.

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