My HP desktop is infected! Yesterday I downloaded a program named Windows Software Saver, I thought it was a good anti-virus program, however, I found that I was wrong! This program is totally a virus, I can not open any programs normally after installing this fake anti-virus program, each time I want to do that, this program will stop me from doing the actions and tell me that it is infected. How can it be possible? What is worse, it keeps asking me to pay for its full version by credit card which I don’t want to do it at all, I can not even uninstall it on the control panel, how can I remove this rogue program? Any help will be appreciated.
Windows Software Saver is a dangerous rogue program which belongs to fake anti-virus program, this rogue program is designed to attack the Window OS computer including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. These kinds of the fake anti-virus programs will be attached to some programs, the computer will be attacked by this rogue program while installing the infected program. Some cyber criminals even put the Windows Software Saver on some unsafe websites and forums, the PC users may download it if they have no idea about this rogue program infection. Once it is installed to the infected computer successfully, it will cause chaos and problems on the computer, the infected PC will be in an unsafe situation which cyber criminals can do dangerous actions on it. Anyway, this rogue program can be a top virus which PC users must be careful while dealing with it.
Generally speaking, Windows Software Saver can cause terrible virus infection on the infected PC once it has started its working, PC users will keep getting a fake virus warning from the rogue program which tells them to purchase a key to fully protect the infected PC. It will pop up soon even the PC users close the virus warning, what is bad, PC users have no way to open any program or process like before, the Windows Software Saver rogue program will stop them from doing this and claim that the program or process PC users want to open is infected by a Trojan horse. Victims need to finish payment to buy its full version to continue to use them, and that is the way which cyber criminals do the cheating thing. They collect the money from the naive PC users by using this way, the Windows Software Saver can not help the PC user protect the infected PC at all, it is just a nasty rogue program, it is suggested that PC user should remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
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 Software Saver 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 did you get Windows Software Saver 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.
We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove the virus infection. The situation may be even worse 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.
1. Restart the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking to remove Windows Software Saver 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 Software Saver 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:
Windows Software Saver is a rogue program which can cause chaos and problems on the infected PC if the PC users can not remove it completely, not only can it stop the victims from accessing the security tools but also can modify key system settings totally, all the executable process will be forbidden which means the PC users have no way to run any programs or even go online. Each time they want to do this, Windows Software Saver virus will pop up and stop the PC users, then the rogue program will give a window to let the victim to buy a code or key so that they can use the infected PC normally again. The virus infection will not go until the PC users start to take actions to get rid of it, if it keeps staying on the infected machine, there will be a backdoor process which can let the cyber criminals remote control the infected computer for its malicious purpose. Stop being naive, the Windows Software Saver is not a reliable anti-virus program at all, it belongs to extremely dangerous rogue program which needs to be removed completely to keep the infected PC safe.
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Published by & last updated on December 17, 2013 2:58 pm