Okay, so basically yesterday I was on Google Chrome and I had something saying I needed a java update. So I installed it and I got so many programs I did not want, especially Antivirus Pro 2017. I cannot uninstall it and cannot find in the control panel. It is very annoying and always running scanning every time when I start up computer. So I was hoping you’d be able to assist me in removing this virus.

Brief Introduction to Antivirus Pro 2017

Antivirus Pro 2017 is fake antivirus program to defraud people out of money. It has no ability to detect and remove infections and protect computer from being compromised with threats.  But instead, Antivirus Pro 2017 will be a bid threat to computer security. Once it is installed in to computer system, it will configure a Windows registry key to start the program every time when you login Windows. In this way, Antivirus Pro 2017 can automatically run a scan for your computer, after scanning it will show that your computer is at risk and many files and programs are compromised. When users find that their computer has so many threats, they will worry and need a soon removal. But this rouge antivirus just throw false message to scare people to convince that there are really infections on computer. Actually your computer is in good state without any threats. And when people scare and trust it, they will choose Antivirus Pro 2017 to help remove all threats, but this program will recommend you to purchase and install the full version or so-called advanced version, and then all infections will be removed. Even though you pay money for so-called full version, it has no ability to prevent malware infiltration and protect your computer, as no virus database. It just wants to defraud your money, instead if you get this rouge antivirus, please remove it soon.

Antivirus Pro 2017 is actually a big malware which will create many computer problems and damages in system. It infiltrates system to corrupt registry editor, start-up and task manager, it roots its files to change important setting of registry editor, start-up and task manager, which will make computer run abnormally. In normal mode, the computer will perform slowly, get some error messages, get a death screen and cannot go to the Internet. You even cannot download new programs into computer. Even worse, since this Antivirus Pro 2017 malware is so aggressive that it can disable your real antivirus. Once the firewall of antivirus program is destroyed, other malware will easily get on your computer. This virus together with other infections will severely conducts bad effects into system, and more loopholes will be produced. More windows files and programs will compromised with other infections. System capacity will be heavily occupied by those malware; computer will often get stuck as CPU is eaten up. The Internet speed is slow as a snail. What’s worse, as time goes on, if you cannot remove this Antivirus Pro 2017 virus timely, the troubleshooting mode of computer will be corrupted without question.  And your personal data may be in a worse situation, as remote hackers can access your computer and steal them with help of some malware. Therefore, once you find computer is infected with this fake program, please figure out the way to eliminate it as soon as possible.

A Screenshot of This Antivirus Pro 2017 Infection (Fake Antivirus Alert)


Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware

-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk

-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer

-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer

-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs

-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen

Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Antivirus Pro 2017. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.

In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the Antivirus Pro 2017 problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.


For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.

safe mode system choose

After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.


Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Antivirus Pro 2017, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.


Then try to find Antivirus Pro 2017, highlight it and choose Remove.


Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:

YouTube Video Removal Guide:


Once Antivirus Pro 2017 virus is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. It damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove fake Antivirus Pro 2017 and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Antivirus Pro 2017 virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 27, 2015 6:44 am

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