Antispyware Soft or Anti-Spyware Soft is a typical rogue anti-spyware which was noticed to be circulating on the internet in the middle of April. As computer experts say, Anti-Spyware Soft, just like Antivirus Soft or Antivirus Suite, spreads itself via Trojan viruses that infiltrate computers through security vulnerabilities found. After this secret infiltration, the same Trojans change Computer’s Registry and make this program launched every time computer boots up.
Malicious activity of Antispyware Soft involves generating fabricated popup alerts and free system scanners just after this malware is installed. As soon as people log on, it always reports about dangerous cyber threats detected during its existence on the machine. Antispyware Soft totally bombards its victims with tons of fake alerts and warnings that will be accompanied by annoying pop-up ads also telling spyware on their machines. Finally, messages offering to purchase the “full” version of Anti-spyware Soft appear on the PCs desktop in order to make people think that they will be able to get rid of all their problems only in this way. Antispyware Soft is claimed to be a completely trustworthy and powerful tool which is capable to remove all the types of viruses. Some of these alerts look like that:
Windows Security alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now.
Antivirus software alert
Your computer is being attacked by an internet virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan – dropper or similar.
Attack from: IP Address, port 39096
Attacked Port: 30516
Just bear in mind that purchasing Antispyware Soft’s “licensed” version is nothing but a support of its creators. Anti-Spyware Soft imitates searching your computer for viruses and detects the invented ones trying to make you concerned about your machine. After paying for its “full” version, your computer will get vulnerable to other viruses and it will start malfunctioning as well. So, have no doubt about this program and if you notice any trace of it, delete Antispyware Soft. Do this in the shortest period of time using the removal guide given below!
Special notes on how to remove Antispyware Soft
This parasite might block execution of executable programs, thus reboot and press F8 on boot. Choose safe mode with networking.
If your internet is blocked, disable proxy server in your browser and clean up your hosts file. On IE, go to Tools -> Internet options -> Connection ->Lan Settings, and disable proxy.
Download fresh spyhunter, rename it to iexplore.exe install, update and do a full scan. I suggest doing this from SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING (press F8 on reboot, choose safe mode with networking). You have to update Spyware Doctor before performing FULL scan.
If you can’t launch iexplore.exe, start task manager (ctrl+shift+esc) and start a new task. Enter full path to Spyware Doctor executable. This should pass Antispyware Soft.
If this still fails , try to download Antispyware Soft remover software using this link (It does not block programs called iexplore.exe at the moment, thanks Shane for tip). It is critical to update this version, or it will fail.
Also, you can try following:
- Stoping Antispyware Soft virus processes using task manager.
- If you can launch task manager, Choose File ->New Task. Type down the path to downloaded Spyware doctor or other anti-malware program executable.
- Try installing Spyware Doctor in safe mode.
- Try launching system restore in safe mode
- Using rkill to stop Antispyware Soft virus processes or combofix.
- Using msconfig process and stoping Antispyware Soft processes from starting, then rebooting your PC.
Even if the signs of virus are gone after any of these steps, your PC is still infected and Antispyware Soft might reappear. You have to scan with good anti-spyware/malware tool to remove remains and fix your PC configuration to repair internet access.
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