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Dec 17, 2013

Windows Active HotSpot Virus Removal Guide

My computer is infected by Windows Active HotSpot virus that asks for activation code or reg key. I thought it is a real anti-virus program that can help me protect my computer, however, I can not even open any program and process after installing this program and it keeps telling me that I have to purchase its full version. I search it on Google and find that this is a rogue program which can damage my computer, how can I remove this rogue program? I have installed an anti-virus on my computer, but each time when I try to run it, the Windows Active HotSpot will pop up and stop me from opening my real security tools. Is there any way that I can get rid of it? Will another anti-virus program work for this? Any help will be appreciated!

Is Windows Active HotSpot A Rogue Program? How to Uninstall This Thing?

Windows Active HotSpot virus is a new version of the fake anti-virus program infection, just like similar kinds of the virus infection, this rogue program cheats the PC users by acting as a real security program which can protect PC users’ PCs and remove threats, however, it is just a rogue program that can damage data and cause chaos on the infected computer. The cyber criminals will put this program on some unsafe website or forum, the PC users may download ans install it if they have no idea about this nasty rogue program, the virus looks very real so that it can cheat the naive victims easily. Some PC users report that the rogue program can be attached to some free programs or processes, the Windows Active HotSpot will be activated once they installed the infected programs or processes. This nasty virus can invade the computer by passing through the firewall, it is so dangerous that the PC users should remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage. 

Generally speaking, Windows Active HotSpot virus is able to change the system settings on the infected computer once it has been installed successfully, the rogue program will run automatically when the PC users turn on the computers, it keeps giving the victims a fake virus warning to scare and cheat the PC users, this rogue program claims that Windows Active HotSpot has found virus infection on the computer and suggested the PC users do a virus scan by it. Some PC users will follow its instructions because they are afraid of being attacked by viruses, and then the rogue program will forge and publish nonexistence virus and system problems on its window after scanning. This fake anti-virus tells the PC users that their PCs is in a high-risk of being attacked by the Trojan horse and claims that it can solve all the problems after purchasing its full version and this is the way which cyber criminals collect money from the naive PC users. What is more, the rogue program can stop the PC users from opening any .exe or other executable processes, it means the PC users can not go online or open programs due to this nasty virus. Windows Active HotSpot fake anti-virus program can not protect the computer at all, it is just a dangerous rogue program which needs to be removed completely to keep the infected PC safe.

Note: If you’re not computer savvy and not sure how to delete this harmful rogue program , please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.

Rogue Windows Active HotSpot Virus Screenshot 1

Windows Active HotSpot

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How Can This Virus Damage the Infected Computer?

The rogue program is able to modify the system settings on the infected computer, it can stop the PC user from opening all the security programs, that means your anti-virus program, firewall and other protection can be closed completely. The virus also has the ability to create fake virus warning frequently which makes the PC users annoyed, when the time goes by, Windows Active HotSpot will stop all the .exe processes like Internet Explorer from running at all, each time when the PC users want to open .exe process or go online, the rogue program will pop up and prevent they from doing this. Cyber criminals will even have the chance to remote access the infected computer for their malicious purpose. Personal information, important data and files can be the target of the cyber criminals, the whole computer will be in a high-risk situation due to this rogue nasty program.

How Can This Virus Infect the Computer?

How did you get Windows Active HotSpot virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

Can System Restore Remove the Virus Infection?

We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove the virus infection. The situation may be even worst after doing a system restore, virus infection can still be in the infected computer as well and you will lose the program, data and even important the information on the computer. The infected PC is in a high-risk of being attacked by other viruses after the system restore. Therefore it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this virus in a manual way.

Step-By-Step Manual Removal Guide:

1. Restart the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking to remove Windows Active HotSpot virus safely.

Restart your computer and keep hitting F8 immediately and quickly, you will get Windows Advanced Options Menu as below. (This step is for Windows XP, Vista and 7. If you are using Windows 8, please start a live chat with Yoocare experts now )

2. Show hidden files and folders.

a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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 Windows Active HotSpot malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

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

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

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

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
%Temp%\random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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Summary:

Windows Active HotSpot virus is a malicious rogue program which can cause terrible virus infection, all the Windows OS can be the target of this rogue program. Not only can it forbid your true security tools but also can stop you from opening any program or process, that is why it can be one of the most dangerous virus infection on the Internet. If the PC users just close the fake virus warning from the fake application, it will keep popping up after a few seconds which makes you annoyed. Stop hesitating, the infected computer will be in a extremely dangerous situation if you just ignore this rogue program infection, your data including personal details, important files and browser history will be viewed and even recorded by the cyber criminals. Anyway, Windows Active HotSpot is not a reliable anti-virus program, PC users have to remove this rogue program from the infected PC, or it will make big problems on the computer.

Special Tips: Still stuck with the rogue thing? To avoid messing up your computer by yourself, please Live chat with YooCare experts 24/7 online in time to completely remove this rogue program to save your computer.

Published by & last updated on December 17, 2013 3:02 pm

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