Antispyware Soft is a common virus infection that installs itself on 100’s of computers around the World every day. It’s part of a growing family of viruses called “Rogue Antivirus” programs, which are designed to try and scam you by faking virus scans on your PC. This infection harms your PC in two ways – the first is to cause havoc in order to get you to buy the “upgrade” of the software, and the second is to sit on your PC and steal all your personal details inside it. In order to restore your PC back to perfect condition, it’s important that you’re able to remove all elements of this infection, which this tutorial is going to show you how to do.
An important thing to note about this virus is the way it infects your PC. Unlike “normal” viruses, this is a “malware” (malicious ware) infection, and does a variety of harmful things to your system. Typical viruses will just run on your PC and try to cause as much damage as possible; malware is more elusive & much more difficult to remove. To this effect, it’s important to note that you need to use a special type of tool to remove the Antispyware Soft virus completely – called an “Anti-Malware” program.
The problem with this virus, and others like it, is that there are so many elements to them that many of the common antivirus programs will not be able to remove them. As well as having the annoying application part of the virus, there’s also a whole range of hidden codes & settings which are trying to cause havoc on your system. These hidden codes not only make it difficult to completely remove the Antispyware Soft virus, but if left on your PC, could open the door for more infections to come onto your system.
To remove this virus, it’s highly recommended you use a reliable anti-malware tool such as “MalwareBytes” or “XoftSpySE”. These two programs are able to remove the infection, and work by scanning through your computer & removing every infected element of the virus. To use them, you need to download one from the Internet and install it on your PC. If you cannot access the Internet on the infected PC, or your cannot install anti-malware software, you should place your scanner of choice onto a CD and then transfer that onto your system. After you’ve installed the program, let it perform a “deep” scan, which will remove all the damaged infections from your system.
After you’ve used an anti-malware tool, it’s then recommended that you use a “registry cleaner” to clean through any of the damaged registry settings that the Antispyware Soft left behind. Not many people realize this, but each time you get a malware infection like this, it leaves 100’s of registry settings inside the “registry” database of your PC. Unfortunately, this will often cause your system to become extremely ineffective and prone to further infections, making it essential you use a “registry cleaner” program to fix any of the errors left in the database.