Remove Antivirus Pro 2017 (Fake AntiVirus)

Remove Antivirus Pro 2017 immediately!

Antivirus Pro 2017 is a fake security program that may cause you a lot of troubles. If Antivirus Pro 2017 has been installed on your computer, you will surely notice its existence because the program makes it quite obvious. It will initiate system scans the moment you turn you PC on and will provide you with results claiming that a number of malicious threats have been detected on your system. The problem is that Antivirus Pro 2017 will block your access to any of the programs on your computer and will practically leave you no choice but to use the rogue application. However, if you want to remove the infections that Antivirus Pro 2017 claims you have on your system, you will have to upgrade the program to its full version for which you will have to pay a certain amount of money. We do not advise you to do that because it will not help you in any way. Do not trust the scan results by Antivirus Pro 2017 as they are false, instead remove the program from your computer so that you do not experience any similar issues in future.

How did I get infected with Antivirus Pro 2017?

Even if you wanted to acquire a security tool, you would download Antivirus Pro 2017 because that is impossible. Rogue anti-spyware programs are not distributed officially like their legitimate counterparts. They enter the computers of unsuspecting users with the help of different deceptive distribution methods. The most common way for Antivirus Pro 2017 to get installed on your system is through free system scanners. These scanners are promoted to users via pop-up ads that appear on their screens when they are on the web. When users click such ads, they are redirected to websites where they are urged to install the software needed to run the free scanner. This software is actually Antivirus Pro 2017 or another similar program. The application can also appear on your computer if you click the download button you will see in pop-up ads claiming that you need to acquire a certain plug-in in order to watch videos on a particular website. Avoid doing that if you do not want programs like Antivirus Pro 2017 to enter your PC.

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Why is this rogue dangerous?

As we mentioned in the first paragraph, Antivirus Pro 2017 will not let you run any of the programs on your computer which will cause you a great inconvenience. Nevertheless, this is not the worst you can expect from the program. If you decide to purchase the full version of Antivirus Pro 2017, you should know that it will not help you in any way with the infections that are residing on your computer. The ones mentioned in the scan results are only there to scare you, so do not fall for that trick. The real infection you should deal with is Antivirus Pro 2017. Buying this program means wasting your money on useless software and sharing credit card details with cyber criminals because the creators of rogue anti-spyware programs are just that. You might regain access to your programs and files by purchasing the full version, but you will still have a potential threat on your PC. Antivirus Pro 2017 can attract other malicious software to your system, so letting it remain on your computer would be a big mistake. Do not hesitate to delete the Antivirus Pro 2017 program immediately, the instructions below will help you do that in no time.

Antivirus Pro 2017 Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Start Your Computer into Safe Mode with Networking

  • Make sure you do not have any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs inserted in your computer
  • Restart the computer
  • When you see a table, start tapping the F8 key every second until you enter the Advanced Boot Options

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  • in the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.


  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type iexplore



  • your browser will open and a professional scanner will start downloading
  • Follow the instruction and use the professional malware removal tool to detect the files of the virus.
  • After performing a full scan you will be asked to register the software. You can do that or perform a manual removal.

To perform Manual removal you need to delete the following files and registry keys. These were in our case:

%Desktop%\AntiVirus Pro 2017.lnk

where %CommonAppData% depending on your OS refers to:
in Windows XP and Windows 2000 C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
in Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Vista C:\ProgramData


Use your msconfig to disable the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they are generated randomly, that’s why you run the professional scanner to identify the files.

This infection may damage the Microsoft Windows Security Center (Wscsvc) service. Once the infection is removed, you should repair these services manually.

It is always a good idea to use a reputable anti-malware program after manual removal to avoid this from happening again.

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