AntiSpyware Pro 2009 Removal Guide
What is AntiSpyware Pro 2009?
AntiSpyware Pro 2009 – fake security tool that shows predetermined scan results
AntiSpyware Pro 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application. At first glance, this is a perfectly normal program. However, just like most fake anti-spyware applications, it reports misleading scan results and floods the system with obsessive alert notifications. The main goal of this parasite is to collect money from naive and inexperienced users.
After the infection, this potentially unwanted program performs a fake system scan and reports various malware or security problems. It is worth mentioning that all those infections were made up in order to scare the user. The only true infection is AntiSpywarePro2009.
|name||AntiSpyware Pro 2009|
|Type||Fake security software, PUP, rogue antispyware tool|
|Purpose||Convince users that their devices are infected with malware and that the only way to get rid of it is to purchase the fake tools worthless paid version|
|Risks||Severe malware infections, privacy issues, monetary losses|
|Distribution||Software bundling, fake Flash Player updates, deceptive ads, high-risk sites, file-sharing platforms|
|Elimination||Scan your infected computer with a reliable security tool to remove this PUP|
|System repair||Perform system diagnostics with the ReimageIntego system tune-up software to fix all the damage that the fake tool has made|
Usually, AntiSpywarePro 2009 enters the system using trojan viruses, such as notorious Zlob or Vundo. It might also be downloaded and installed manually from corrupt, high-risk, and other shady websites. Don't purchase the full version of this rogue anti-malware software because it won't help you remove those imaginary infections.
It wasn't created to locate any real cyber threats like Trojans, ransomware, etc. Needless to say, it cannot remove any of them. This fake security tool was developed to trick gullible people into purchasing the non-operational paid version of the program.
Whether you installed it willingly or it got on your Windows computer out of nowhere, we recommend you remove AntiSpyware Pro 2009 from the system instantly after detection. Otherwise, it may decrease system performance dramatically and put you and your private data in great danger.
It may be impossible to uninstall this potentially unwanted program manually as, in some cases, it can't be found on the Add/Remove Programs lists in the Control Panel. Thus to safely remove it, you have to use reliable anti-malware software such as Malwarebytes or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.
This infection may have altered system files and settings to establish persistence. These changes might result in various abnormal PC behavior. Revert any of those changes by performing system diagnostics with the time-tested ReimageIntego system repair software.
Avoid additional installs from software bundles
Software bundling is a widely used technique to spread potentially unwanted programs. They are usually downloaded from third-party software vendors, but any could use this method, so you have to be very careful when installing any new software.
Never pick the Recommended, Quick, Standard installation options as then you can't control what is installed on your device. Choose the Custom or Advanced one instead and deselect all pre-ticked boxes opting in for installation of every additional app within the bundle.
Remove AntiSpyware Pro 2009 virus with a couple of easy steps
AntiSpyware Pro 2009 is a worthless piece of software that was created to draw out small amounts of money from gullible people by convincing them that their devices have serious malware infections and that the only way to eliminate them is to purchase the programs paid version.
In reality, the only thing that needs to be removed from your PC is AntiSpyware Pro 2009. Do that by performing a full system scan with a trustworthy anti-malware tool that will identify, isolate, and terminate the fake antispyware software. Afterward, perform a system tune-up with compatible PC repair software.
You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Getting rid of AntiSpyware Pro 2009. Follow these steps
Uninstall from Windows
Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:
- Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
- Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
- From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
- Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
- If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
- Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.
If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:
- Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.
- Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
- At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
- In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
- Click OK once the removal process is finished.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of AntiSpyware Pro 2009 registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Access your website securely from any location
When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.
If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.
Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks
While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.
Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection.