Antispyware Soft (AntispywareSoft) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Antispyware Soft is a fake antivirus program. Antispyware Soft is a copy of Antivirus Soft and AV Security Suite. Antispyware Soft is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. Antispyware Soft will block all applications unless the file name of the executable of the application is iexplore.exe. The comments for Antivirus Suite may provide insight into removing Antispyware Soft since the two programs are similar.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Antispyware Soft. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Antispyware Soft with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Antispyware Soft, try using Process Explorer. If Antispyware Soft blocks Process Explorer, rename Process Explorer to iexplore.exe or firefox.exe. Antispyware Soft will generally not block the com version of Process Explorer, which can be downloaded here.
Another method to open task manager is to restart the computer and attempt to open task manager before Antispyware Soft loads so that Antispyware Soft can’t block task manager from opening.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Antispyware Soft will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Antispyware Soft will also generally modify Internet Explorer connection settings to make Internet Explorer connect through a proxy server. This comment below may provide insight into fixing the connection settings of Internet Explorer.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Antispyware Soft and other rogue security programs include:
1. Antispyware Soft is generally installed without user permission.
2. Antispyware Soft uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Antispyware Soft will generally block all applications unless the executable file is iexplore.exe. The comments below may provide insight into removing Antispyware Soft.
Manual Antispyware Soft Removal – In order to manually remove Antispyware Soft, the processes associated with Antispyware Soft must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Antispyware Soft entered the computer.
Stop Antispyware Soft Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Antispyware Soft Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\[random letters]tssd.exe
Remove Antispyware Soft Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Antispyware Soft Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips. It is also best to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for better web browsing security. If a web browser is not up to date, viruses such as Antispyware Soft can generally infect computers much easier while surfing the web. The upgrade is free.
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