My laptop has been frozen by Windows Excelerator Pro Virus which will display fake system security warnings and then will prompt you to buy a full version of this program to remove threats that don’t even exist. Though I knew it was fake but I cannot find a way to uninstall it because this program didn’t show up on Control Panel. I tried to restart the computer to safe mode to delete it but now none of my programs works, only the rectangle black screen comes up. How do I remove Windows Excelerator Pro pop-up completely?
Windows Excelerator Pro is the upgraded version of the nasty Windows Accelerator Pro virus that also disguises as a legitimate security program for Windows operating system. It claims it is able to help people detect virus and delete threats found on the computer, but in reality it doesn’t own any virus database at all. This belongs to a rogue program which is designed to scare computer users and make them think that their system is indeed badly infected, then it further promotes its full version and lures unwary users into purchasing this useless product. If this virus pops up on your computer and runs itself automatically every time you boot up the system, please don’t trust it because it is nothing but a virus, all it can do on your computer is not protecting your PC from virus attacks, but displaying bogus reports and generating fake alerts. In addition, it can disable functions on your PC and make all the executable programs not working any more. Thus, it is impossible for you to getting online or running the real security tool. When you attempt to do that, you will get a fake error like “Security Warning! Application cannot be executed. The file or program is infected. Please activate your antivirus software now.” All in all, this pesky virus will do whatever it can do to destroy your computer and sweep out your bank account, then the hackers behind this scam can easily earn a profit from its online fraud activities.
Generally speaking, this virus can infect your computer with a help of Trojans. Also it may get into the system by clicking malicious code or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. When it is downloaded, it can run automatically each time you start Windows. Then your computer screen with be filled with false scan results, fake security alerts out of nowhere. You will find that you are not allowed does not to run any application on your computer. No matter what you do on the computer, you will keep be redirecting to a website asking you to purchase and activate Windows Excelerator Pro full version. Although this program claims it can help you fix all the detected malware threats and other PC problems. In fact, any attempts to purchase this rogue will only give your financial information into criminal possession. This program is lacking in legitimate anti-malware functionality and it is an actual danger to your computer’s security so that you have to uninstall Windows Excelerator Pro manually to make sure it can be deleted permanently.
A. Fake alerts can come up each time when you open your browser that prevent you from browsing online.
B. Then it tries its best to trick users and ask them to register the full version which is a fraudulent overall product in reality.
C. This rogue program will run a scan automatically when you start Windows, and the results of the scan are always the same. It claims that your computer is heavily infected and compromised by malware and spyware. And if you want to get rid of all these viruses, you only need to purchase the full version.
D. It will violates your privacy and compromises your security.
We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove such rogue program. 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 get rid of this malware as soon as possible.
1. Check the virus icon on the desktop and then delete it.
This virus may add its own icon on your desktop without your permission, just delete the icon as soon as you detect it.
2. Try to Use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
In some cases, this fake antivirus program can show up in Control Panel, then computer users can use generic removal procedures to uninstall it completely.
For Windows XP:
For Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:
3. Remove all the contents related to Windows Excelerator Pro Virus Manually.
Note: Manual removal requires at least some experience with the system, the registry, and other Windows components. If you make a mistake, your operating system might become unusable. If you need any further help, you can contact a PC expert by clicking the live chat button below.
Since this fake anti-virus software may block many executable programs from running, it’s difficult to proceed the removal processes while being constantly interrupted by the Windows Excelerator Pro pop-up screen. To temporarily disable this rogue software from popping up, try to restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking first.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Then log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to quickly bring up Task Manager and check the suspicious processes, and then end them.
If the computer appears sluggish and takes forever to do anything, you may see a high number of running processes and CPU usage of 100%. CPU usage only drops to 0% when the system is idle, at any other time the running figure will be between these limits; the lower the usage the faster and more responsive the system will be. Most of time this virus process is random, users can google the suspicious process before taking action to end it.
3. 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 related to Windows Excelerator Pro malware 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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
Windows Excelerator Pro Virus is one of the latest rogue software that hits the internet. It is an anti-spyware that fools the users into thinking that their systems are infected with some type of malware and the full version is needed to pay in order to protect their computers. It mainly attacks poorly protected systems with Windows operating system. That is to say, if you are using a computer with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 now, you can be the target of this nasty virus. When this virus is installed, fake warnings and alerts will be present onto your system, even if you have purchased the licensed version of Windows Excelerator Pro, you still get the same trouble on your computer. Just like other members from FakeVimes family, all of them share the same GUI and same alerts expected to make users concerned about their PCs’ security. Since Windows Excelerator Pro has no actual anti-virus capabilities and can be able to violate your privacy and compromise your security, you should get rid of it without any hesitation.
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Published by & last updated on January 10, 2014 3:19 am