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How to Remove Antispyware Soft

Posted on 28 April 2010 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Antispyware Soft?

Antispyware Soft is a rogue computer security program (anti-spyware software) which states that it will remove fake threats that have been falsely found on a victim's computer which is running Microsoft Windows. Essential feature of the program is to display false scan reports which should convince user that his machine is infected with Trojans, viruses and other threats. Antispyware Soft is also known as Antivirus Soft. Once installed, rogue software may be very difficult to uninstall. In this article Antispyware Soft removal procedure is explained in a few simple steps, so that it is understandable for beginners.

Antispyware Soft can also be also defined as misleading software. The main intention of the program is to convince user to purchase full program version, thus several methods are used to achieve that.

Exaggerated scan reports are common among rogue programs. After Antispyware Soft computer scanner finished scan process, the report containing various virus names will be generated and the user will be prompted to purchase full program version in order to remove fake threats. In fact, infections that have been detected by Antispyware Soft do not actually exist. Fake detections are only attempts to frighten the user.

Antispyware Soft would silently install on a computer without user knowledge or agreement and begin to display fake alerts about the system being infected. These alerts pretend to be a detection of an attack titled "Windows Security alert" or "Antivirus software alert" which prompts user to activate the license in order to stop false attacks.

To avoid being eliminated, Antispyware Soft will block most programs that are located on the infected computer. A warning message "Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" will appear as a result when trying to run any program. Task Manager will be blocked too, which is needed to end malicious process in order to remove Antispyware Soft. Use the following guide to unblock Task Manager.

Internet connection absence will be caused by Antispyware Soft in order to prevent user from downloading spyware removal tool.

1.1. To restore internet connection perform the following steps:

  • Launch Internet Explorer
  • Go to Tools and then Internet Options
  • Choose Connections tab
  • Click on Lan settings
  • Uncheck box next to Use a proxy server for your LAN
  • Click OK to close current window
  • Click OK to close Internet Options window

1.2. To start Antispyware Soft removal process:

  1. Go to Windows directory and open System32 folder (C:\Windows\system32).
  2. Rename file taskmgr.exe to iexplore.exe or taskmgr to iexplore if file extensions are hidden.
  3. Double-click renamed file iexplore or iexplore.exe. If you were able to open Task Manager go to Step5.
  4. If Task Manager still cannot be started, resulting in "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" message, go to Start -> Run, type in
    REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    and click OK. Then repeat Step3.
    * Editing Windows Registry is complicated and should be performed by advanced computer user. Use this guide at your own risk.
  5. Under Processes tab search for [random chars]tssd.exe (for example kfqeevotssd.exe) and end the process, by selecting it and clicking End Process button.
  6. Proceed by downloading Antispyware Soft removal tool below without rebooting the computer.

2. Antispyware Soft screen shot:

Antispyware Soft

3. How to remove Antispyware Soft:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Antispyware Soft, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Antispyware Soft removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Antispyware Soft download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Antispyware Soft.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Antispyware Soft removal procedure.

4. Antispyware Soft files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cxjmroat] C:\Users\Erick\AppData\Local\dcpafewen\kfqeevotssd.exe