I was doing me every day stuff on Internet (mail, google etc.) and then out of nowhere I got this Windows AntiBreach Tool pop up saying something my computer has been seriously infected. I thought it was fake so I clicked the X but it started scanning my computer and said I had a bunch of these viruses.It wanted me to register the licensed version to “remove them.” I don’t want to do that but I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel. I am panic and afraid of losing my data. Please help.
Windows AntiBreach Tool is the upgraded version of Windows Paramount Protection, categorized as rogue antivirus and programmed to trick computer users‘ money. This bogus antivirus also belongs to Rogue.FakeVimes family and it can be added on a compromised computer with the help of Trojan. Computer users should know that fake antivirus software, known as rogue security software, is currently one of the greatest threats that can not only damage a computer, but also can be used to steal one’s personal information and money, even though it appears and operates as a real security tool.
As soon as Windows AntiBreach Tool is launched, it uses a pop-up window that tells you your computer is infected with viruses or spyware, and then it provides you some useful options like “Fix it now” or “Scan your computer now”. If you click on those options, a bogus scan will be initiated automatically and will not allow you to stop or cancel it. This bogus program will add malicious Registry entries to launch itself every time you start Windows. Thus, it pops up every time you open your computer and scans your computer just like a real PC cleaner. But that’s only what the whole process looks like, in fact, the scan does not reveal any true facts about how your system is functioning for the moment and whether or not it has spyware on board. It just reports the things you don’t actually have. In a word, this thing is unable to find or delete any real threats, but will provide fake alerts and fake system scans on the contrary. There is no reason for people to keep Windows AntiBreach Tool for it is actually a disaster to the computer system.
This program only pretends to remove viruses and has no redeeming features available. Instead, it can cause many problems on the target machine. It disables the real antivirus program and prevents users from getting online or using any the applications installed. Whenever you try to do that, it gives you a pop-up alert saying the program or file has been infected with a virus. This malicious software makes everything inaccessible because it wants to give you an impression that computer is really infected and paying for the full version can help to fix these troubles. Although it may be tempting, you should never click on any of the buttons in the program or attempt to buy the program. Otherwise, you would be giving your credit card details to people who are known to be criminals, and almost certainly allowing them to install additional software on your computer that could be used to spy on you or allow them to take control of your computer. It is strongly advised PC users to uninstall Windows AntiBreach Tool manually so that it can be away from your computer completely.
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*. If your computer has been infected by Windows AntiBreach Tool virus, you must realize how annoying its presence on your system is. The permanent ongoing popups, alerts, notifications and warnings keep bothering your attention on a regular basis just like the following picture:
There are so many ways can lead this malware to get inside the computer, but most of the time it is beyond your knowledge.
1> It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
2> It may be installed through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
3> It can get into your system if you have ever clicked some malicious ads or visited some malicious sites, as well as opened unknown downloaded files.
It blocks task manager and registry editor to prevent users from removing it manually.
It may cause browser redirection or even disable internet access as a result.
It displays lots of false positives with annoying pop ups that you couldn’t stop it.
It occupies much of your CPU and opens up new gateways for other malware.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose
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 AntiBreach Tool Malware 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 AntiBreach Tool 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 fake Windows AntiBreach Tool 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:
You can see a video on how to remove this type of virus manually on our website:
Windows AntiBreach Tool Virus is a useless program that can only disturb your working on the computer and compromise your privacy. It contains no ability to detect or even remove viruses. This program performs false system scans and informs users of non-existent threats, and then it tells them to pay a sum of money in order to make computer safe. In this era, we are now facing more and more rogue programs like this one. Close to 50 percent of the malicious contents on the web are some form of rogue security programs. If you have found a pop-up displaying on your computer out of nowhere, or something but no your security product that keeps saying your computer has been infected, don’t click on it or you’ll allow others threats to access your PC and ruin your computer.
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Published by & last updated on February 15, 2014 8:10 am