After loading superantivirus software as reccomended by which, my wifes computer is blocking all attempts at loading programs saying that SAScore.exe is infected and insists that we activate avasoft professional antivirus ant a cost
\i can not activate microsoft security essentials to sort it out
@Ian in Northampton, cyber crooks infect blogs to distribute Avasoft malware. It's not a real antivirus software and it's not advertised as genuine software either. So, people do not install it knowingly. You can learn more about this malware here and here. Thankfully, it's not a big deal and Malwarebytes takes care of such rogue sec product in a few simple clicks :)
Thanks for the advice , As far as I am concerned it worked its way in without my knowledge as I already have AVG and on the recommendation of an article in Which Magazine I loaded Super anti virus etc..., after that it took hold.
Bit of a mystery, I am usually very careful
Will follow advice and attempt[ to get rid of it
The AVASoft virus infected my old tower computer yesterday. It runs on XP with free Avira antivirus. Avira warned me of an infection but could not clear it. After a restart I can no longer open MS Office files, pdfs etc or start Chrome. Whilst I can start IE, AVASoft blocks access to any sites as being "unsafe".
I have tried the 3 fiixes from Thankyoumate's link but these failed (PF8 ignored on startup, activation code box blocks typing, file rename fails). Also, simple System Restore will not open. Have I got a more up-to-date version of this virus that has learned?
Please, can anyone suggest a recent fix that works? Thanks
I am surprised that Which would recommend a software program known to cause problems. Do you think widdy accidently downloaded super antivirus rather than superantispyware (SAS), which many of us on the forum use regularly?
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