Help! My new bought computer is infected by Windows AntiVirus Tool virus. I think it is a useful security tool but finally I realize that this program is just a rogue program. I can not use my computer normally after installing this fake anti-virus program, each time when I try to go online or open some processes, this program will pop up and stop me from doing this. What is bad, this fake anti-virus program keeps telling me to purchase its full version, how can I remove this virus process completely from my computer? How can I get my normal computer back? Any help will be appreciated.
Windows AntiVirus Tool is a totally fake anti-virus program which acts as a real one to cheat the naive PC users, usually cyber criminals will put the installation package on the malicious sites, PC users may download and install it if they have no idea about this virus infection, it can be also attached to some free programs and adware, the Windows AntiVirus Tool will be installed the computer while opening these infected processes. This fake anti-virus program is able to take over the infected computer completely and PC users can not remove it easily, slow performance, other virus infection and system crash may be caused as well, This kind of the rogue programs have the ability to make chaos on the infected computer by messing up and damaging system files, it needs to be removed immediately to protect the infected machine.
Generally speaking, once Windows AntiVirus Tool has been installed to the infected computer, it will start to take actions to take over the whole computer, and that is why most of the PC users will lose control on their computers. It will pop up immediately once PC users turn on the infected computer and get desktop, this fake anti-virus program will forge fake virus warning and system error to scare and cheat the PC users. It keeps claiming that PC users have to purchase its full version to remove all the threats and protect the infected computer. However, Windows AntiVirus Tool can be the biggest threat since it can modify system settings and registry. Cyber criminals use this way to collect money and information from the PC users, you need to know that paying to this rogue program is useless for protecting your computer and removing virus, you will lose your money and the infected PC will be still in a high-risk situation of being attacked by other viruses. All the PC users need to do is to get rid of this rogue program completely and immediately from their machines, or they may become the next victim.
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 AntiVirus Tool 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 AntiVirus Tool 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 websites and forums 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 AntiVirus Tool 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 AntiVirus Tool 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 AntiVirus Tool belongs to rogue program which is an extremely dangerous virus process. All the Windows OS computer can be the target of this virus process, it is able to slow down the computer and download other threats by passing through the true security tools. The fake anti-virus program will also stop PC users from opening any program or executable process, which means PC users can not run their real anti-virus program and even go online. What is more, cyber criminals have the ability to view and copy all the information on the infected computer via its backdoor process, the backdoor process will be hidden and hard to be detected. The entire personal data in the infected computer will be in an unsafe situation. Since this fake anti-virus program will disable security tools on your computer, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of it in a manual way.
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Published by & last updated on February 25, 2014 4:09 am