AVASOFT Professional antivirus is a rogue antivirus that appeared in the middle of March and already started attacking computers very aggressively. Some experts predict it will replace an infamous Disk Antivirus Professional. As many rogue antivirus it pretends to be legitimate software and employees psychological tricks in order to reach its goal – trick a victim into spending money on a full version of the tool.
AVASOFT Professional antivirus gets inside a computer using system security holes. Usually it is Trojans that let the infection in. While AVASOFT Professional antivirus is being installed, it is configured to be started every time a computer is turned on. It means that you will see a fake system scan whenever you start working with your PC. Other obvious signs of infection are pop-up alerts and warning messages about the security issues. The text is similar to this:
Security Monitor: WARNING!
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk.
To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe your need to update your current security software.
Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…
Please note, AVASOFT Professional antivirus blocks your computer security programs therefore the latter cannot detect any infection. Moreover, if you browse the Internet while having this fake antivirus, your PC might get attacked by more malware. You should not wait and remove AVASOFT Professional antivirus as soon as possible. Paying the money will not fix any system problems as all of the warnings are made up. Moreover, your bank details would be given to cyber criminals. If you already purchased a full version of AVASOFT Professional antivirus, contact your bank and dispute the charges.