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A-Fast Antivirus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as A-FastAntivirus, AFast Antivirus | Type: Rogue Antispyware

A-Fast Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses misleading methods to scare users into thinking that their computers are infected with malware. This scareware is promoted through the use of Trojans and various malicious websites such as fake online scanners. Once installed, A-Fast Antivirus will simulate a system scan and report numerous infections. Then it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which don’t even exist. Furthermore, AFast Antivirus will display fake security alerts and pop-ups from Windows taskbar stating that your computer is not protected or under attack from a remote computer. Some of those fake security alerts read:

System warning!
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer.

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with a version of Trojan-Spy.HTML.Visafraud.a. This may result in website access passwords being stolen from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook etc. Click Yes to scan and remove threats (recommended).

The rogue program also blocks legitimate anti-malware programs and system tools such as task manager stating that it’s infected. A-Fast Antivirus is a scam. Don’t buy this bogus program. Instead, please use the removal instructions below to remove A-Fast Antivirus from your computer as soon as possible.

Removal guide for A-Fast Antivirus:

When removing A-Fast Antivirus, reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking at first (Just reboot a machine and before Windows is launched start tapping F8 button. You will see a table with this option). Then, login as the same user you were previously using in the normal Windows mode, download STOPzilla anti-spyware and save it on your desktop. Make sure you install it and update the program before performing a scan. Now you will have to choose performing a full system scan, the program will list and offer to remove all the detected malware.

If the A-Fast Antivirus still blocks legitimate anti-malware programs, please use of the the following serials to activate A-Fast Antivirus. Then you will be able to use an anti-malware program to remove the infection.

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A-Fast Antivirus snapshot
A-Fast Antivirus

A-Fast Antivirus manual removal:

Kill processes:
A-Fast.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareA-fast

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DosableTaskMgr" = "1"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "fast"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicesSharedAccessParametersFirewallPolicyStandardProfileAuthorizedApplicationsList "C:Program FilesA-fastA-fast.exe"

Delete files:
A-Fast.exe

Delete directories:
C:Program FilesA-fast

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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