Remove Adware Pro (Uninstall Guide)

  • July 28, 2009
  • 10:34 PM
  • Read 16,919 times

What is Adware Pro?

Adware Pro is a rogue security program from the family as AntiVirusPro. This family of rogues uses the same interface but releases new software with different names. All of the programs are exactly the same though and serve one purpose; to trick you into thinking there is something wrong with your computer so that you purchase their program. It does this by displaying false or exaggerated results when it scans your computer. These results will list a variety of computer problems, but will not fix them unless you first purchase the program. These problems though are, in fact, not problems at all and have no effect on your computer.

  • Adware Pro screen shot
  • Scan summary window
  • Scan results screen
  • Exaggerated list of problems

If you have Adware Pro on your computer, then please use the removal guide below to remove it for free.

Self Help Guide

This guide is intended for advanced computer users only. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding. If you’re uncomfortable making changes to your computer, consider having a professional help clean your computer or ask in the forums.
  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. At this point you should download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or MBAM, to scan your computer for any any infections or adware that may be present. Please download Malwarebytes from the following location and save it to your desktop:

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download Link (Download page will open in a new window)

  3. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  4. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  5. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If MalwareBytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.

  6. MBAM will now start and you will be at the main screen as shown below.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Please click on the Scan Now button to start the scan. If there is an update available for Malwarebytes it will automatically download and install it before performing the scan.

  7. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  8. When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image below due to the guide being updated for newer versions of MBAM.

    MalwareBytes Scan Results

    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  9. You can now exit the MBAM program.

Your computer should now be free of the AdwarePro 2.1 program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.

View Associated Adware Pro Files

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AVP 2009 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Adware_Pro.lnk c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Adware_Pro c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Adware_Pro\Adware_Pro.lnk c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Adware_Pro\Uninstall Adware_Pro.lnk %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Adware_Pro.lnk c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\Adware_Pro.exe c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\Cl.exe c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\EngineAP.dll c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\ScheduleAP.txt c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\Task.dat c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\unins000.dat c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\unins000.exe c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\definitions c:\Program Files\Adware_Pro\definitions\ c:\WINDOWS\system32\MSVolumeAP.dll

View Associated Adware Pro Registry Information

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adware_ProNE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adware Pro_is1 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Adware_ProNET"

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk. can not be held responsible for problems that may occur by using this information. If you would like help with any of these fixes, you can ask for malware removal assistance in our Virus,Trojan,Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum.

If you have any questions about this self-help guide then please post those questions in our Am I infected? What do I do? and someone will help you.

search guides


Remember Me
Sign in anonymously