Have you just been infected by Windows Advanced Toolkit and asked for money to purchase the “licensed” version so as to remove all the detected threats? Even your legitimate antivirus program has failed to deal with it? This badware should be removed manually and immediately out of your computer before more dangerous consequences happen.
Windows Advanced Toolkit is known as one of the fake antivirus programs from the Rogue.FakeVimes family that has just reported to target at a lot of computer users from all over the world. This scam has a trustworthy but deceitful look as usual and pretends to be legitimate PC system protection software. But the intention is always the same–to get your money out of your pockets. It is said to be an Internet crime that has been quite popular in these days. If you have been infected by other Windows serial viruses such as Windows Proactive Safety and Windows Maintenance Guard, you would be very familiar with this latest version.
Windows Advanced Toolkit virus will boast to you that it can help to remove malware and viruses found in your computer. You may wonder how you have got infected since there’s antivirus program installed on your computer. The most popular way to be infected is with the help of Trojan horses in system backdoor activities. This malware can be quickly spread over social networks and no antivirus programs can stop it successfully. Malware creators are well qualified with computer knowledge so their creation can sneak into your computer without catching by antivirus software. Once being infected, Windows Advanced Toolkit virus will firstly change the settings of computer system and registry entries so that it can appear each time after you reboot the computer. It will run a fake checkup automatically through your computer as soon as the reboot is done. Then it states that your computer is full of critical errors, viruses and malware and other problems that will do harm to the system. But none of the above truly exists. There will be numerous pop-up security alerts showing on your screen while you are still wondering. By doing that, Windows Advanced Toolkit is trying to deceive you and then strongly recommend itself to you as a genius malware remover which can help you remove all those detected troubles and provide an overall protection for your computer in the future. If you do agree with that, you will be asking money to pay for the full version. Even if you do make the payment, it is not only useless in removing those viruses, but also may cause a lot more damages to your system and personal information. Therefore, it is the best option to not believe in it and to realize that it should be removed without any doubt.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\programs files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
Is suspected to have infected your computer. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Attempt to modify Registry key entries detected.
Registry entry analysis recommended.
1. Other spywares and viruses will be installed via the created system flaws without your permission;
2. Icons from both the desktop and the Start menu may be disappeared;
3. Personal privacy is in highly risk of exposure to remote hackers since they can follow all your activities on this computer with the help of this malware;
4. Infected files and folders will be scattered into your computer to mess up with legitimate ones;
5. Lots of pop up windows will slow down your computer and interrupt you from using it.
Normally this kind of malware needs to be removed manually as it cannot be 100% removed by antivirus programs. And you are suggested to do a backup at first in case that any mistake might happen. Following are some steps for your consideration when you are trying to remove Windows Advanced Toolkit virus on your own:
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time or right click on the Task-bar to open the Windows Task Manager;
3. End the process [Windows Advanced Toolkit].exe;
4. Find out and delete all these associating files:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Advanced Toolkit .lnk
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.keyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Windows Advanced Toolkit.exe
5. Remove the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = ’0?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
6. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:
Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and in case that any mistake might occur and cause more damages, please contact YooCare to take care of your computer with a fast and professional help.
Published by & last updated on November 13, 2012 5:34 pm