Antivirus Soft (AntivirusSoft) Virus Removal Guide

Antivirus Soft, also known as Antivirus Soft Demo, is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. Antivirus Soft is a clone of Antivirus Live, which is also a fake antivirus program. Antivirus Soft is one of many fake antivirus programs, including Malware Defense and Control Center. The program is generally installed through a trojan horse and the virus then proceeds to make most functions on the computer inaccessible. Antivirus Soft may also modify settings on the user’s computer, therefore allowing the user to only be able to access the homepage of Antivirus Soft. Antivirus Soft will modify the connection settings for Internet Explorer. Antivirus Soft hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics. Antivirus Soft hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Antivirus Soft is fake and doesn’t work. Antivirus Soft will block all applications unless the file name of the executable of the application is iexplore.exe.

Antivirus Soft

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Antivirus 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 Antivirus Soft with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Antivirus Soft, try using Process Explorer.

Common symptoms and characteristics of Antivirus Soft and other rogue security programs include:
1. Antivirus Soft is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Antivirus 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.

Manual Antivirus Soft Removal – In order to manually remove Antivirus Soft, the processes associated with Antivirus 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 Antivirus Soft entered the computer. The program has multiple versions; one uses [random letters]sysguard.exe as the main executable while the other uses [random letters]sftav.exe as the main executable.

Stop Antivirus Soft Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters]sysguard.exe
[random letters]sftav.exe

Remove Antivirus Soft Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\[random letters]\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\[random letters]\[random letters]sysguard.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\[random letters]\[random letters]sftav.exe

For Windows 7 and Vista -
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[random letters]\
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[random letters]\[random letters]sysguard.exe
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[random letters]\[random letters]sftav.exe

Remove Antivirus Soft Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Antivirus Soft
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus Soft

Remove Antivirus Soft Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters]sysguard.exe
[random letters]sftav.exe

Block Antivirus Soft Related Websites (Learn How To Do This)

Professional Help – If you are seeking assistance with removal of Antivirus Soft, you can get low cost professional help through LivePerson Experts (Click Here To Learn More).

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4 Responses to “Antivirus Soft (AntivirusSoft) Virus Removal Guide”

Martin Gauthier February 20th, 2024 at 6:46 pm

Hi! I’ve done all the steps but i have 1 question for the Registry part.

I deleted the two first, but i couldn’t find the third one. Is it possible that the version i have of the Virus did not install this line:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Antivirus Soft

Joe May 13th, 2024 at 8:27 pm

This website helped so much, thanks!

Joe May 13th, 2024 at 8:32 pm

^Quick update, after trying to remove the registry keyss (they weren’t there) I still have randomletters-tssd as a startup item, even though it is not checked. Is there a way to delete this?

IM June 2nd, 2024 at 10:45 pm

i cant even delete the files, can’t open anything but internet … help?

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