I got this fake Windows Prime Accelerator virus pop-up alert when I was downloading a PDF file from a web page. As soon as the rogue program popped up, it covered most part of my computer screen, and I can’t do anything properly on my computer. The fake antivirus made me frustrated, and my licensed antivirus can’t seem to uninstall it. Why can’t the advanced antivirus clean out this fraudulent anti-spyware? How can I remove the harmful rogue program completely without damaging the system? If you have no clue, please go over this post and follow removal guide to uninstall this fake antivirus successfully.
Windows Prime Accelerator is identified as a fake antivirus which is designed to violate users’ privacy and damage the target computer aggressively. Such a bogus anti-spyware is released through network, and it targets the computer while users visit porn websites, open spam email attachments and download freeware from infected web pages without any caution. Once the rogue program arrives, it installs in the computer automatically and launches up an automatic scan through the whole system. Indeed, it pretends to scan the system thoroughly and then reports that your computer is at great risk. That is, many risky threats have been found, as the scan result reports. The trail version of this rogue program obtains sneaky tactics to perform as real antivirus only to cheat unknown users to sign up and register its so-called registered version of product, just as another rogue program Windows Prime Shield does. In fact, it is nothing reliable or legitimate but a malicious fake antivirus virus which PC users should uninstall it immediately.
Soon as the Windows Prime Accelerator virus targets the computer, it pops up automatically every time system starts. It covers most part of the computer screen with urgent alert showing that threats have been detected. It claims users to activate its full version in order to remove those detected threats and get further protection. Meanwhile, cyber hackers have designed its interface similar to licensed antivirus, trying to lure users into trusting it and pay money to register its full edition as suggested. On seeing this fraudulent rogue program, many PC users are so worried and stuck in a nerve that they purchase the register version of rogue and activate it to supposedly remove those detected threats. However, PC users who purchase the full version of the fake antivirus and install it in the computer will find it a waste of money and leave the affected computer to be damaged miserably. As a matter of fact, the Windows Prime Accelerator is a harmful computer virus itself which won’t perform as real antivirus to help you clean out any computer threat or protect your computer from further attacks. PC users had better take actions to get rid of the rogue program as early as possible.
Generally speaking, the rogue program comes bundled with additional computer threats, such as adware, malware and spyware. And it exploits system leaks to install some unwanted ads-on and plug-ins to the computer without any permission. It usually launches automatically as a startup process to take up the CPU usage greatly. In this case, the affected computer results in slow system performance and poor program functions. The horrible virus is capable to change your system files and registry entries to corrupt the computer terribly. Also, it is very easy to get freezes at startup, program launching and shutdown processes. Further damages will occur to the affected computer once the fake antivirus is left in the system too long. These unexpected damages include system failure, crash and blue screen errors and so on. While being affected, PC users often question why their advanced antivirus can’t remove the rogue program. Actually, the security protection is also affected and gets poor performance, which won’t perform properly to deal with any computer virus. To save your computer, you are required to uninstall this Windows Prime Accelerator virus from the computer without any delay.
Once the Windows Prime Accelerator virus installs in the computer, it activates itself as startup process. It is designed to install additional threats to the computer, such as unwanted ads-on, extensions, adware programs and malware and so on. Besides, the fake antivirus launches auto-scan results on your computer, claiming that the computer contains many risky threats. It further tricks users to purchase its full version in purpose of cleaning out threats and get full protection. However, the fake antivirus is a notorious computer virus which must be removed completely. Invasive as the fake antivirus is, it blocks your firewall and other security protections you installed in the computer. Thus, neither your firewall nor antivirus will be able to take effective to handle with the virus. It is not suggested to try another antivirus. As the virus changes daily, and this makes it hardly for the antivirus to work out a perfect version to clean it out as expected. If users drive miles of ways to take the computer to a local repair shop or call a technician at door, they just find it costs much time and money. Instead, the risky Windows Prime Accelerator virus must be removed manually with the help of PC experts, so that it can be cleaned out completely.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
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. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Windows Prime Accelerator virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
3. Go to Folder Options from Control Panel. Under View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended), and then click OK.
4. a. Press Windows+ R keys to pull up the Run box.
b. Search for regedit in Run. (Type regedit in the Open filed of Run, and click Ok)
*Note: Remember to back up beforehand.
Search for all Windows Prime Accelerator affected files and delete from your PC completely as follows:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%LocalAppData%\kdn.exe” -a “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
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The Windows Prime Accelerator virus is a fake antivirus designed by cyber criminals to fool unwary users to purchase its product and further pilfer your vital information for illegal activities. PC users should not ignore the rogue program or leave it in the computer. As the rogue program installs in the computer with potential threats and it makes changes to your computer settings and files. It messes up your system and degrades its performance, making users freaked out. Moreover, the fake anti-spyware disables your firewall and antivirus to prevent them from deleting any virus properly. Since the antivirus fails to deal with the virus, then manual removal is chosen as a better way. If you remove the fake antivirus with no success, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online to help you remove the fake anti-spyware from your computer completely.
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Published by & last updated on January 21, 2014 12:13 pm