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Nov 13, 2012

Can’t Uninstall Windows Defence Counsel? – Manually Get Rid of Fake Windows Defence Counsel

Windows Defence Counsel is a highly dangerous rogue program that uses misleading error messages in order to scam computer users into purchasing fake anti-virus software. Don’t be taken in. Instead, you should eliminate this nasty program from your machine immediately.

What is Windows Defence Counsel? Is it legit?

Windows Defence Counsel is the lastest fake anti malware program which was created by scammers to cheat innocent users and then rip off their money. It comes from the same rogue family like Windows Guard Tools, Windows Safety Maintenance. From the GUI of these rogue programs, we are sure that all of them are produced by same person with an aim to convince computer users that they need to purchase a useless fake anti-spyware program and then steal money from unwary users. After this fake antivirus is downloaded, it will act like a legitimate solution and try to help you keep your computer virus free. By scanning your computer automatically, it will show a number of non-existent infection detected warning your computer is at risk. However, there is no way for you to clean up all the viruses unless you activate and pay for the so called full version so as to get ultimate protection. There is no reason for you to do that and hand over your money since all the results by Windows Defence Counsel are more than worthless. This is a totally fraudulent and useless security tool. Generally, it creates a certain registry entry so that it could run every time you start your machine, prevent you from accessing desktop. Be caution this rogue can put your sensitive data in jeopardy, and potentially cause irreparable harm to your operating system. It is no doubt for you to uninstall it for good once upon detection. Now many users may find this application is hard to be removed since it won’t be shown in control panel. Hence, use the manual guide below to clean up this disaster now!

Windows Defence Counsel Infected Symptoms:

Crash your system
Install other trojan or spyware on your computer
Destroy critical system files
Allow the hacker to access your entire system
Important information will be sent to remote server

Can system restore help to remove Windows Defence Counsel?

No. We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove Windows Defence Counsel. Many computer users found that after they did a system restore, things are going to be worse. Not only did the computers freeze, but also lose their precious data. Furthermore, the virus may be still in the computer and made chaos secretly. Hence, it is recommended that using the manual approach below to remove this nasty virus as soon as possible.

Windows Defence Counsel Popup Manual Removal Guides:

1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.

2. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

%AppData%\Windows Guard Tools\Instructions.ini
%Desktop%\Windows Guard Tools.lnk
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Windows Guard Tools.lnk
%CommonAppData%\SPUPCZPDET\SPABOIJT.cfg
%StartMenu%\Windows Guard Tools.lnk
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[random]
%AppData%\Local\[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}\LocalServer32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}\ProgID\ [unknown file name].DocHostUIHandler
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\FWCFG\EnableConsoleTracing 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\FWCFG\FileTracingMask -65536
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Dumped_.DocHostUIHandler
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Dumped_.DocHostUIHandler\Clsid\ {3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Manual removal of Windows Defence Counsel requires Expertise, Please take caution before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are welcome to contact PC expert to fix the problem.

Published by & last updated on November 13, 2012 11:45 am

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