Avasoft Antivirus Professional is a virus. The makers of this malware try to trick the end user into thinking this is a legite antivirus client. This is not the first time this virus has come out. The name is new but it has been out for years under many different names.
What makes this virus very hard to remove is the file traces constantly change and move around. Manual removal is not recommended in most cases. It is better to use an antivirus software program to remove the Avasoft Antivirus Professional Virus.
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Here are a few sites that cover manual removal of the Avasoft Antivirus Professional Virus:
The System Progressive Protection virus is a known malware client that shows bogus and exaggerated scans. This software scans the computer and shows fake warnings and errors messages in an effort to scare the user into making a purchase. System Progressive Protection removal can be hard because many programs on the users computer will not run. In most ceases users can do a system restore to remove this malware.
For detailed information and a video showing you exactly how to remove this threat 100% for free we recommend http://www.removevirus.org/system-progressive-protection Guide. For general information on viruses you can visit the http://www.removevirus.org home page.
In a nut shell the way to kill of this virus threat is to stop the main executable from running. While this may sound great it can be hard for many to locate the file name and the path of the virus. Do to folder paths for this virus changing over time we have linked above to a guide that is kept up to date and will show the latest folder paths.
Before you start pulling your hair out we have a very simple trick for you to try. It’s called System Restore. In many cases this will un-do the install of the malware. Another idea is to log into a different account and run a full virus scan. It’s very common for only 1 user account to be infected while others show no sign.
Other information on this virus threat can be found at http://www.squidoo.com/workshop/system-progressive-protection
Perhaps the best thing one can do to protect them selves against viruses is to have a updated anti-virus client installed. In many cases those who have an anti-virus client that is up to date would not of gotten infected with this malware. Having your operating system and web browser up to date is also needed. Taking a little caution when online like not downloading software from sites you do not trust can go a long way in preventing malware like System Progressive Protection.
The obvious question one asks when infected with Smitfraud C is how to remove Smitfraud C from your spyware ridden computer. If you have 39 bucks then the simple answer is Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. I know you already used FREE software to try and remove this and it did not work or you thought it did and a few weeks later it came back.
The truth is you don’t have to purchase protection to rmeove this threat but at the same time you do. Smitfraudfix.exe can and does remove Smitfraud most of the time. The problem is it will not remove the other 100 or so traces of spyware that come down with Smitfraud like Zlob and Virtumonde. I know way too many people that used this tool and thought they were spywarae free just to have it come back a week later. Spyware Doctor with Antivirus is the only software I sell my clients out in the field. This is how much I like it and how good it works.
Back to Smitfraudfix.exe: I am not saying don’t use this program. You should. It realy is good stuff and will help to remove this trace. But you still need Spyware Doctor with anti-virus to fully remove all other spyware and maybe even more important to protect your computer so you do not get infected again.
CLICK HERE to dowload Smitfraudfix.exe and download Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. Make the purchase and then install it. It’s straight forward. You may be asked to re-boot aftr you update the program. If it starts scanning I would just stop the scan. Run Smitfraudfix first. Just double click the Icon and then hit the number 2 key to run the cleaner. It only takes a few mintutes. After that you will be asked if you want to clean the temp files. Personally I would just cancel that box out asit does not really matter. Then you will be askedif you want to clean the registry. Select Y for yesand a few seconds later you are done. That is all there is to that program.
Now run a full scan using Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. The scan should take an hour or so and it will find traces of all kinds of bad stuff. Hit the remove button and you are good to go and spyware / virus free. If for any reason you have trouble running the scan you should run it in safe mode.
That is how to remove Smitfraud C from your computer. Not too hard at all. If you are not tech savvy and the steps above did not make sense to you then we have another verey simple option that you already thought of!! Hire a pro to remove Smitfraud for you. This is not as expensive as you may think. check out this http://www.pcninja.com site. We love these guys and you will to. They will 100% remove all threats on your computer or you don’t pay a cent.
If you can not remove Smitfraud-C then we have a sweet tool for you to check out. Just download this “Smitfraudfix”.
It is very easy to use. Download the above file and save it to your desktop our any known location. Then double click the tool. Now chooce option 2. to clean the computer. It will take a few minutes to o it’s thing. When asked is you wnat to clean the registry hit the Y key for yes. Then you will have to re-boot.
This is all it takes to remove Smitfraud C and Smitfraud. However I bet even after using this tool you are still infected with a virus and spyware. You should download”Spyware doctor with anti-virus”. Now install the program and run a full scan. No this product is not free but it will let you run a free scan just so you know whether you are still infected or not. This is the only software suit we use when out in the field to remove Smitfraud-C and Virtumonde.
You do have another option that you most likely already thought of but did not do. Hire out a pro!!! I already know you think you can’t because of the cost. Nothing can be further from the truth. Head over to http://www.pcninja.com. These guys can 100% remove Smitfraud-C and all other threats for only 89 bucks. If they can’t fully remove all threats or do not solve your issue then you do not pay a single cent. This is the only computer repair site we send people over to.
One of the most frustrating things about Smitfraud-C is not Smitfraud but what comes down with it. You see while you may be infected with Smitfraud-C you also have several other spyware programs installed as well. The very common ones that come down with this are Virtumonde and Zlob as well as a fke security product like Win Anitbirus XP 2008.
If you find yourself infected with this then you should download Spyware Doctor with antivirus for removal of all these threats. For those that are not tech savvy or short on time then consider this Computer Repair site. These guys located at www.onlinecomputerrepair.org are absolutely great at removing viruses like Smitfraud and they do it for much less then you think.
If you are a do it yourselfer then Spyware Doctor with Antivirus is your best route to go. This bad boy will remove all threats from your computer. We have tried others like Norton and Mcafee out in the field but they have done very little to fully remove this threat.
There are other options you can use but they take much longer an do not always work. check out our SMitfraud removal software page for more links to software that can work at removing Smitfraud.
Smitfraud C has once again mutated. We came across a newer stain of Smitfraud C today on a clients computer. Once again Spyware Doctor with Antivirus was able to fully remove this threat along with a fake toolbar and a fake antivirus clients called win xp antivirus 2008. download the free trial over at http://www.pctools.com/consumer/products/. Yes you do have to purchase it to remove anything but you can at least do a test drive and see for your self what this guy can pick up. It is important not to just downlaod Spyware Doctor but Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to fully remove not only Smitfraud but any other viruses you may have on your computer.
this strain of Smitfraud C appears to highjack the users desktop and the image is replaced by one that reads infected. Alomst everywere on the desktop that you click you go to a fake securty prodcut website that trys to scare you into buying this fake product.
This particular computer was also infected with virtumonde and zlob. This is not uncommon at all. While the Zlob trojan was easy to remove Virtumonde can give you a big run for your money. Almost every anti-spyware client fales to remove this threat. Once of the few that do is yes once again Spyware Doctor with Anti-virus.