Antivirus Security Pro is a SCAM – Here is how to remove it.

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If you have seen this on your PC you have a serious piece of “malware” or a “computer-virus” on your PC called Antivirus Security Pro.

Antivirus Security Pro is a SCAM and the people running it are after your personal information and credit card number with the aim of emptying your bank account and stealing your identity.

Antivirus Security Pro is a fake security scanner which is designed to look like a real antivirus program and encourages the user to buy the full version by displaying false security alerts.

Antivirus Security Pro is designed specially to threat computer users and motivate them for buying full version of Antivirus Security pro which is just a bogus software. What actually happens is, you are browsing the web and suddenly you see that Antivirus Security Pro is scanning your computer! You don’t even know how this program got installed into your computer and but your computer is infected!

How to remove Antivirus Security Pro

1) Using a computer not affected by the virus, go to the Microsoft site and download “Windows Defender Offline” remembering to download the version that matches your operating system (you can find this out by going to Control Panel > System and Security > System and looking under “System Type“)

2) Burn the program to a CD or DVD

3) Restart your PC using the Windows Defender Offline media.

4) Perform a FULL Scan your PC for malicious and other potentially unwanted software.

5) Remove any malware that is found from your PC.

…. and be careful what you download in future 🙂

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20 comments to “Antivirus Security Pro is a SCAM – Here is how to remove it.”

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  1. Kaile - November 1, 2013 Reply

    This work wonderfully for antivirus security pro.

  2. graham saggers - November 10, 2013 Reply

    Hi John,

    We followed the above procedure but it failed to remove the Antivirus Pro from the infected computer.

    Any further suggestions

    Regards

    Graham Saggers

  3. admin - November 12, 2013 Reply

    If windows defender fails you need to use a commercial virus removal tool. Sorry.

  4. Sharon - November 15, 2013 Reply

    This worked like a charm. OMG thank you for saving us almost 60.00 as i was on my way to best buy.

  5. R S - November 18, 2013 Reply

    You do not need a commercial tool. See this guide right here:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-security-pro

    Basically, use Rkill.exe in Safe Mode w/ Networking to remove the active processes. Then install/update Malwarebytes. Run full scan while in Safe Mode and it should remove everything.

  6. James - November 18, 2013 Reply

    I had this problem and contacted Norton because I had their Anti virus which did not pick up this threat. Like you I could not access a browser and the Antivirus Pro had disabled all means of disabling it. This is what to do.It works.

    First enter this code number into the Antivirus Pro: Antivirus Security Pro Activation code: AA39754E-715219CE

    Second: Let it go through the cleaning process and it will say that all threats are gone.

    Thirdly: Antivirus Pro will now be appearing on the program list. Go to programme uninstall and uninstall. This will uninstall it from your computer. Reboot when finished. Good luck.

    • Genelle - November 26, 2013 Reply

      This worked! Clicked on the ‘i already have a code’ button – ran the scan and then did an uninstall.
      Thank you so much for posting this code, saved me hours of messing around and probably paying the IT guy $$$$ 🙂

    • Chaz - November 26, 2013 Reply

      Mr. James,

      You are a lifesaver! I followed your instructions, and it was very successful!

      Thanks a million!!

    • Hassan - December 2, 2013 Reply

      great man.. it helped me a lot

    • mike - December 3, 2013 Reply

      Thanks so much for this, been trying to get rid of this for ages

  7. admin - November 19, 2013 Reply

    if the above do not work, follow instructions on our blogpost here

    http://www.itguyswa.com/remove-99-computer-viruses-malware-adware-free/

    This will work, and is free eve though it may take you some time

  8. tone - November 23, 2013 Reply

    Newer versions of this virus disable access to drives so any bootable CD (Defender, AVG Rescue do not work. So James why would I want to activate a Scam software with Code provided???????

    • admin - November 23, 2013 Reply

      We’ve not come across that version of the scam …. I find it strange that you cannot boot into BIOS and configure the boot order to go to the CD/DVD drive or USB. If you want to post some more details here, we’d be happy to investigate.

      Have a look at this post we recently made, just in case it helps http://www.itguyswa.com/remove-99-computer-viruses-malware-adware-free/

  9. Ben - November 23, 2013 Reply

    Thanks James, it seems to work.would not allow me to input the code, but keep trying and you’ll get there.

  10. Ally - November 24, 2013 Reply

    James – thanks. The activation code worked quickly and easily after I’ve spent the last couple of hours trying other methods and getting nowhere.

  11. kris - November 24, 2013 Reply

    James that activation code worked, your steps worked wonderfully……thank you so much!

  12. steve mcc - December 3, 2013 Reply

    JAMES MY MAN . YOU ARE BANG RIGHT FELLA. ITS GONE!!! HOW DOES THST CODE WORK?

  13. Larry H. - January 16, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for the information on “Antivirus Security Pro” which you indicated was a fake site which only wants to take our money with nothing for the customer but problems – it’s a useful resource tool that should solve the removal problem of this software and I’ve bookmarked this site for future reference.
    Are there any other antivirus blogs (or web resources in general) that you can recommend to me?
    Cheers!

    • IT Guy - January 16, 2014 Reply

      Simply google the name of the virus to find the best resource to deal with that problem

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