Does the Windows AntiVirus Suite pop up belong to Windows? I didn’t install this program but it’s now constantly coming up on my PC. Is this real or fake? Because ever since this program pops up, I keep having troubles to use my computer. It keeps popping up and telling me the files or programs I try to open contain virus. I am having a hard time to use the computer and can’t connect to the internet too. I tried to uninstall it but nothing seemed to work. I suspect it is a malware. Now I need help to get rid of this unknown antivirus software from my computer. Please advise.
Windows AntiVirus Suite is categorized as one of the newly released fake antivirus programs designed by unknown third parties online to attach Windows OS and scam their users. With a deceitful appearance, this pop up fake antivirus is trying to trick as many computer users as possible into purchasing the “full version” of the program. In order to achieve that, the fake antivirus will, once getting installed on your PC, display annoying security alerts to prevent you from using the computer properly. Users will be told that their computers contain “potential threats” and this program can be helpful only if you have signed up and purchased its registered version. This is a basic trick for all rogue antispyware programs. When experiencing similar troubles on PC, users shouldn’t pay for any unknown software hoping to get the problems fixed but should check for malware problems and complete an overall fix once the problems are found.
How does Windows AntiVirus Suite scam malware compromise a computer? When the fake antivirus program is installed, it can be set as the start-up process of the system so that it can become activated each time the infected PC is turned on. Generally, activities by users will be constantly blocked by this fake AV. It not only keeps popping up on the screen running security scans through your system, but reports potential threats residing on the programs you are about to launch. With these constant interruptions, you won’t be able to use the computer efficiently. To remove all these “potential threats” from the system, you will be asked to purchase the registered version of this rogue. Considering that it’s a scam ware, paying for the full version will not do you any good.
Usually, this type of rogue antivirus software can be installed on a computer in a bundle with freeware. That is to say, users can get the Windows AntiVirus Suite virus onto their computers without knowing when they download other unknown programs from the internet. Many regular antivirus programs cannot prevent such malware attack and some of them may even be completely disabled by the fake antivirus. Thus, to uninstall Windows Anti Virus Suite pop up from PC, manual removal is relatively efficient without deleting important files on the system compared to other solutions.
The fake Windows AntiVirus Suite reports potential threats to you:
The rogue software is scamming you to purchase and activate the program:
PC users will encounter lots of troubles with this Windows AntiVirus Suite rogue once it’s successfully installed. The scam malware comes onto your computer with misleading security alerts which will be constantly displayed on the screen to interrupt your actions. Those detected “potential threats” may not even exist. You may also find that the files or programs you try to open are often reported to contain viruses and are suggested to be deleted right away. Many users also experience a disconnect from the internet due to this rogue attack. Generally, the security setting is down and computer is vulnerable to unknown cyber threats. Hence, a complete uninstall of the rogue is necessary in keeping computer safe.
1. Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking (* Usually the Windows AntiVirus Suite malware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt next.)
Guides in Windows 8
(1). Sign out to get log-in screen
(2). Keep holding down Shift key then click on the Shut Down icon to select Restart.
(3). If successfully, it will bring you to ‘Choose An Option’ screen. Choose ‘troubleshoot’.
(4). Click on ‘Advance Options’
(5). Click on ‘Startup Settings’
(6). Click on ‘Restart’
(7). If system goes through a reboot, please wait till you get the following screen. Choose ‘Enable safe mode with networking’ (or any other option you want to start up the system with)
Then you can get into safe mode with networking in Windows 8 and see a desktop like this
2. Stop Windows AntiVirus Suite virus processes in Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
(3). Then scroll down to end processes of the Rogue
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to take effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Windows AntiVirus Suite Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of the scam virus.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this fake AV.
Alternatively, you can view this malware removal video guide directly on our website:
The pop up Windows AntiVirus Suite program is categorized as a fake antivirus scamware that can attack Windows computers mainly. It has a regular and deceitful appearance which can be very confusing for many average PC users. The fake AV software, although unwanted by many, can still get on a computer without permission from its users. Here we call it bundling. By bundling with freeware, the rogue program can be downloaded onto a computer without knowing. Upon complete install, the fake antivirus will modify system defaults to make it the start-up process of the computer. Each time you start up the infected computer, you will be annoying by this unwanted program very much. It not only displays numerous pop-up alerts to annoy you, but blocks you from accessing almost every file and program by telling you that they contain viruses. In short, this fake AV is trying to scam you through displaying constant blocks on the computer. Manually remove Windows AntiVirus Suite scam malware from your computer as soon as you have realized it’s a scam to avoid further consequences.
Friendly Reminder: Having a tough time to uninstall the rogue on your own? Have tried different ways but all failed? Please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove the malware completely.
Published by & last updated on February 21, 2014 8:55 am