Are you getting crazy popups from Antispyware Pro 2012? Have you identified that you have a malicious virus installed on your computer? It is highly suggested users to remove this rogue program as soon as it is being detected.
Antispyware Pro 2012 is a common computer scam designed to convince inexperienced computer users to purchase a useless security program. It appears to be a legit Antivirus that can detect and remove all the threats in your computer, but the fact is that it is a rogue program which uses scare tactics by only showing innocent users fake reports, misleading them to pay for its useless product so as to rip off their money. Once it is on board, this malware can harm to your computer by creating fake error messages or infection warnings, forcing you to its malicious website constantly in order to request for you to pay for its useless products. It uses such ignoble tactics, trying to scare you and mislead you thinking your computer is at high risk and then it lures you to purchase the registered version which is pretended as a tool to fix all security related issues. Once paid, you will immediately find out this is a scam. Antispyware Pro 2012 doesn’t provide any feature as it markets. It is a big threat for all the compromised computers. Generally, this rogue program can infect computers in various ways. It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware websites, spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks. But no matter how does it access your PC, you’d better remove it as soon as possible once upon detection.
Slow Computer Performance and annoying Pop-Ups always occur
Taskbar warnings keep disturbing you
Strange new icons appear and desktop background is changed somehow
Internet Browsing Re-directs and Hijacks happen
System Crashes or freezes frequently
Legit antivirus program which you have installed before becomes useless
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Antispyware Pro 2012.lnk
%Desktop%\Antispyware Pro 2012.lnk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
Manual removal of Antispyware Pro 2012 requires Expertise, Please take care before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are welcome to contact PC expert to fix the problem.
Published by & last updated on August 18, 2012 4:12 am