A-Fast Antivirus Removal Guide

A-Fast Antivirus is a rogue security application that tries to trick users in to purchasing a software license. A-Fast Antivirus gets installed on a user’s system via Trojan viruses that get downloaded from websites with fake scanners and from spam email attachments. Once installed, this rogue program loads itself at user logon as a service which is always running on the operating system. It then performs a large number of fake scans on the system, which return results that state that the computer is heavily infected with non-existent viruses. A-Fast Antivirus will also display fake pop-up warnings from the Windows taskbar trying to warn the user that the system is under threat. This slows down the operating system considerably. Meanwhile, A-Fast Antivirus tries to convince the user to pay for the ‘full’ version of the software by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is incapable of removing the detected false ‘threats’. However, it should be remembered that the so-called ‘full’ version of A-Fast Antivirus is just as ineffective as the ‘trial’ version when it comes to cleaning any user’s system.

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It is important to delete A-Fast Antivirus as soon as you find a copy on your computer. A-Fast Antivirus removal involves the stopping of processes, deletion of files and folders and removal of registry entries.

A fast Antivirus Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you need to take in order to remove A-Fast Antivirus is to stop the following processes:

  • A-Fast.exe

The next step is to remove the following files and folders:

Windows XP:

  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\A-fast Antivirus.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\A-fast
  • c:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe

Windows Vista/7:

  • %User%\Desktop\A-fast Antivirus.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\A-fast
  • c:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe

A fast Antivirus Registry Removal Procedures

File removal alone is not sufficient to completely remove A-Fast Antivirus. It is necessary to delete the following keys and settings from the registry as well:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\A-fast
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DosableTaskMgr" = "0"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "fast"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List "C:\Program Files\A-fast\A-fast.exe"

Now it is safe to say that you have successfully removed A-Fast Antivirus from your system.

A fast Antivirus Directories:

  • C:\Program Files\A-fast

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