Related to Antivirus Live and Antivirus Soft, Antispyware Soft is a rogue antivirus program that manifests itself on user systems and tries to trick users into purchasing its license using various security warnings. Antispyware Soft gets installed on a user’s computer via Trojans that get downloaded from malicious websites. Once installed, Antispyware Soft loads itself at every startup. It will also perform endless fake virus scans on the system and generate reports that state that the system is under heavy threat from a large number of virus infections. Antispyware Soft also displays a large number of fake pop-ups from the Windows taskbar, warning of non-existent virus threats. This malicious program also hijacks your browser and gives false warnings of online security threats. Meanwhile, Antispyware Soft constantly urges the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version cannot properly clean the detected ‘threats’. However, it is important to remember that Antispyware Soft is a fake program and therefore none of its versions can scan or clean any computer system. Check here Remove Antispyware Soft to learn how to remove this threat.

Antispyware Soft

As soon as you find a copy of this malicious software on your computer, you should take steps to remove Antispyware Soft. Antispyware Soft removal is a process which involves the stopping of processes, deletion of files and folders and the removal of registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in Antispyware Soft removal is to kill the following process:

  • [random characters]tssd.exe

The next step in Antispyware Soft removal is to delete the following file:

Windows XP:

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random characters ]\[random characters]tssd.exe

Windows Vista/7:

  • %User%\AppData\Local\[random characters ]\[random characters]tssd.exe

Once the above steps have been completed, Antispyware Soft no longer resides on your file system. In order to make sure of this fact it is recommended to scan your computer using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders alone is not sufficient to completely remove Antispyware Soft. The following keys and settings should also be removed from the Windows registry to complete Antispyware Soft removal:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AvScan
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]“
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\avsoft
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\avsuite
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\avsoft
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\avsuite
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” =”1″
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyOverride” = “”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1:5555″
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = “.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = “1”

Once the above steps have been completed, it is safe to say that you have completely removed Antispyware Soft.

Conclusion

Manual Antispyware Soft removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any mistake made during removal could cause damage to the operating system. Therefore, inexperienced users are advised to use a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure complete Antispyware Soft removal.

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