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Remove Antivirus Security Pro - 2021 update

removal by Linas Kiguolis - -   Also known as AntivirusSecurityPro | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Antivirus Security Pro is a program that should improve the security of your device

Antivirus Security Pro

Antivirus Security Pro is a rogue anti-spyware, which belongs to WinWebSec. This program looks just like other threats that also hail from this group of rogue AV applications. However, the new thing about it is that it comes with a digitally-signed installer, which should ensure the trustworthiness of the program.

Most likely, it is misused by malicious people or the ones who want to profit from gullible people. Once Antivirus Security Pro gets inside the system, it starts its activity by showing misleading notifications that typically announce about dangerous viruses. Note that it warns its victims only about invented infections or legitimate files that should never be eliminated.

That's why you can clearly ignore this application and remove it from the system. If you are interested what's the real purpose of its bogus alerts, the answer is really simple – it is designed to create a need for its licensed version. Definitely, you should never purchase it on purpose since Antivirus Security Pro full version is doing nothing positive on the system.

Researchers always note that you need to consider Antivirus Security Pro intrusive since it makes various changes to settings on your device and affects time on the machine significantly. More gullible people install the promoted application and suffer more damage.

Questions about Antivirus Security Pro

Some of the fake warning alerts might display:

Warning! Infected file detected. Suspicious activity detected in application setup.exe similar to behavior of the virus Win32/Conficker.X For your security and to avoid loss of data, the operation of application setup.exe has been temporary restricted. To reset the application's full operation, you must use the full edition of Antivirus Security Pro. Recommended: You are using a limited version of Antivirus Security Pro. Please activate Antivirus Security Pro to resist all virus threats efficiently.

Antivirus Security Pro – Threats found when scanning, to keep your computer safe, repair is required

Antivirus Security Pro – Warning! Suspicious activity detected. To keep your computer safe, the threat must be blocked

If your PC is infected with Antivirus Security Pro, you should immediately download and run a full system scan with an anti-malware tool that is reputable. Don't forget to download the latest versions of these programs in order to have a full virus database.

You should react to those false warnings out of nowhere and avoid any interaction with the site entirely or the program pop-ups. This way you can avoid difficult Antivirus Security Pro termination procedures in the future. As for the damage on the system folders- run ReimageIntego and fix those affected files.

Ways that PUP developers use to spread their rogue applications

Antivirus Security Pro is spread by other programs or on sites that can show false messages about exploitable security vulnerabilities. It attacks poorly protected systems, so, if you want to avoid its infiltration, you have to make sure that your machine is protected with the latest version of antivirus. Still, if this PUP manages to get inside the system, it secretly downloads files that belong to the virus, so it is difficult to find all the pieces and remove them.

Please, ignore every alert that belongs to Antivirus Security Pro because this program seeks the only thing – to get your money. As soon as you start seeing alerts that belong to this rogue, you should run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware. Also, remember that the program might install other apps automatically.

Antivirus Security Pro termination tips and tricks

Note that there are many rogues that block legitimate security applications for preventing their elimination. In this case, you should stop malicious processes that belong to the rogue app by finding them in Task Manager. This way you may also find a particular place where Antivirus Security Pro is installed and remove it.

Look for exe processes, stop them, and run a full system scan with anti-malware then. Don't forget to scan your device with a PC repair tool after Antivirus Security Pro removal to recover the functions.

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To remove Antivirus Security Pro, follow these steps:

Eliminate Antivirus Security Pro from Windows systems

To remove Antivirus Security Pro from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Antivirus Security Pro (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Antivirus Security Pro from Mac OS X system

Remove Antivirus Security Pro from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Antivirus Security Pro-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Antivirus Security Pro, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Antivirus Security Pro and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Antivirus Security Pro-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Antivirus Security Pro from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Antivirus Security Pro and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Antivirus Security Pro removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Antivirus Security Pro from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Antivirus Security Pro-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove Antivirus Security Pro from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Antivirus Security Pro and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Antivirus Security Pro did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Antivirus Security Pro removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Antivirus Security Pro from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Antivirus Security Pro by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like Antivirus Security Pro in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Antivirus Security Pro-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Antivirus Security Pro removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Antivirus Security Pro from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Antivirus Security Pro and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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 Antivirus Security Pro 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.

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  1. Ed Oliver says:
    September 27th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I was attempting to clean a coworkers personal computer which had been infected with this program. My personal first step doing this is to run Malwarebytes, as you recommend. As his computer could not access the internet I was installing Malwarebytes from a USB drive However, Antivirus Security Pro has apparently been “improved” and would not even allow the installer to run, claiming to have blocked a malicious program that destroys files. Also block Vipre Internet Security installer. And, at least on this machine, it automatically shut down windows as soon as it got to the desktop when booting into safe mode with networking (tried 3 times, same result every time). Finally tried RKill, and had to use three of the name variants of that, as the first two I tried were also blocked. When one finally run, though, it worked. Installed Malwarebytes, found and removed a bunch of stuff with it, including this one, then installed and ran Vipre which got rid of a couple more.

  2. Luis says:
    September 30th, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Hello, I have discovered additional routes and keys (Windows 7):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun (contains the random value)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonuserinit (reset to: C:Windowssystem32userinit.exe,)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftDirect3DMostRecentApplicationName (set it blank)

  3. glynn says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Maybe you should say it will cost to use this program

  4. ROB says:
    October 13th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    i was fooled by an email. i figured it got in the junk mail by accident. it as saying i had a voice message on whatsapp which i made an account but never use it. it came in .exe form and the icon was a .wav icon. idk what malwarebytes does truefully because it didnt pick it up so i ran it and here i am infected. luckily i have another laptop and blank dvds to try and remove it. right now i am using a bootable windows defender dvd i downloaded off Microsofts site. it booted and started a “quick scan” which didnt find anything. i am now running a full scan and its saying it might have found something harmful on the hard drive.

    also with this threat you cant boot into safemode.however you could fool the virus and download another task manager and name it something like explorer.exe and from what i read it should allow it to open and then you kill the process install your removal software and you should be good to go.

  5. John says:
    October 24th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    It seems theyve made another improvement. Not only ca you NOT go into safe mode but RKILL shows everything as OK. RKILL runs when named iexplore.exe but finds nothing amiss.

  6. Sabrina says:
    November 3rd, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Ive encountered the same as Rob and John and am still unsuccessful in removing this beast of a virus. Any suggestions how to get it off again?
    Malwarebytes did find the virus, and supposedly delete it but when I started up my computer again after removal of files, nothing had changed and the virus ran first. I am unable to start my computer in any type of safe mode, the virus overrides that possibility, forcing a restart in normal mode.

    So how can I get this virus off on my own or do I have to pay the professionals to do it for me?

  7. Rob M. says:
    November 16th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I encountered the same thing as Rob and John. I saw my particular bad file was llrnhg6a.exe.manifest plus 5 others with the llrnhg6a name. I did a search to see where they were. C:Docs & SettingsAll UsersAppDatallrnhg6a. When I tried to go through command prompt, it just gave me C:Docs & SettingsOwner. It couldnt find it. So I unhid files like it said to do here. Did an explore on App Data file. Right clicked and tried to delete whichever it let me which was 2 of the 6 bad files. Then I right clicked on the .exe file (I think) and started Malware…make sure you update Malware before you start this removal. Now, this thing wont let Malware launch so you have to go into All Programs, scroll over Malware until you find the Chameleon feature. Start this…I had to go to #5 before Malware launched. After an hour, it found 15 infections…restarted…ran FULL scan again for an hour…3 infections…ran FULL scan again…0 infections. FINALLY!! I tried to find any more of the llrnhg6a in Explore App Data…there was an llrnhg6a file there but it was empty but I right clicked on it anyway and permanently deleted it with Webroot…which wasnt able to do that prior to the FULL Malware scan. MalwareBytes/Chameleon ROCKS…I might actually have to pay for Malware now since my Webroot failed me BIG TIME!! Good Luck

  8. xDrewX says:
    November 25th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    This a nasty wee infection, ultimately easily removed though, naive programming. Moderator does not permit bad language or threats but I know what I’d like to say and do to virus writers……
    Many access tools are disabled by the virus, anti-virus, ‘Safe Mode’ also. Windows Explorer still functions though, turn on view hidden, system etc files. Shortcuts on the desktop obligingly reveal where the main ingredients lurk, in this case C:ProgramDatagaDrXnns. The nasty files cannot be removed or renamed because ‘In Use’. Also lurking is a batch file which reboots the system if Safe Mode is attempted. It can be renamed but is regenerated. Didn’t occur to me but perhaps altering the contents whilst leaving the file size unaltered (and maybe setting the date if you have the utility) would fool the process. Try that first.
    ‘Restore’ was disabled but easily switched back on, C:windowssystem32rstrui.exe. Restore points hadn’t been deleted, virus writers are unimaginative, ignorant and stooopid. Once restored to the day before infection, the directory (folder) can be removed. Then a deep boot scan (thanks Avast) followed by fragment clean up (and thanks CCleaner). Internet connection is reqd for anti-virus installations, Avast anyway, but after the main malware ingredients are removed download was fine. Best to remove other anti-virus before installing Avast (or your chosen one) because they tend to throw hissy fits at each other. Norton, even AVG, but especially McAfee which has been known to target other anti-virus as malware. Upshot is crawling performance, failed installation and sometimes BSOD. Actually it’s more difficult eradicating some anti-virus progs than this virus.
    If the virus progresses beyond this primitive level one could insert a batch file to kill and delete the Safe Mode disabler, I didn’t have to resort to that. One could also boot from a boot disk (lots of freebies available) and eradicate the active ingredients from there prior to full disinfection. You have to alter the BIOS of course to boot first from CD.
    It’s much easier working on an infected machine if you can run alongside a clean machine for research. Incidentally this instance was on Win7 Home Edition. XP restore is different, disabling restore (I think) deletes restore points, different exe file too so one could try altering the .bat file contents first or use a boot disk to access the malware files if that fails.
    Be of good heart, it may look hideous but it’s not difficult to remove and it doesn’t seem to generate collateral damage. Flashy but badly written by persons of paltry skill and intellect. If you are reasonably competent with Windows interstices you won’t have trouble getting rid of it. Takes a few hours doing it’s thing — while watching Dr Who at the same time. If you are not comfortable there are screeds of people who could do it for you, just ask around, your local school if there are competent kids, much cheaper than High Street outlets.

  9. Aubree says:
    December 4th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Do what the instructions say, but reboot in safe mode first.
    (Shutdown, restart, then hold F8 while computer reboots until screen loads, then scroll down to safe mode with networking.)

  10. Jim says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    The first thing I try when attacking a virus is to download a “free trial” of a reputable Antivirus to a clean computer and burn it to a CD-R. Then I install the downloaded file on the infected system.

  11. c kuhns says:
    January 30th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Download roguekiller on a different computer
    copy to usb drive
    boot in normal mode
    run cmd in administrator mode
    find roguekiller on usb drive, rename it to iexplore.exe
    run iexplore
    scan and cure
    other antimalwares will now run.

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