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A-fast Antivirus Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the A-fast Antivirus adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.AFastAntivirus.

A-fast Antivirus is a rogue security program come from hxxp://www.a-fast .com.  A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%A-fastA-fast.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopA-fast Antivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareA-fast
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareA-fastActivation
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareA-fastSecurity
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “fast”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.AFastAntivirus_2-400x310.pn

Adware.Win32.AFastAntivirus_3-400x379.pn

Adware.Win32.AFastAntivirus_4-400x314.pn

How to remove the infection of A-fast Antivirus (Adware.Win32.AFastAntivirus)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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