My laptop is infected by Windows AntiVirus Helper virus while installing a free program, now this fake anti-virus program has taken over my whole computer, whenever I want to open Internet Explorer, this virus will pop up and give me a virus warning, which keeps telling me that Internet Explorer is infected by Trojan horse, it has been disabled by Windows AntiVirus Helper. How can I remove this fake anti-virus program completely from my computer? I can not find it on control panel or run my AVG to get rid of it. Will this virus process damage my system files and my data? Any help will be appreciated.
Windows AntiVirus Helper, being a new fake anti-virus program, it can attack all the Windows OS computers via many ways, usually the virus process will be attached to some free programs, executable processes and unsafe E-mail attachments, it will be installed automatically without PC user’s permission while opening these infected files, and that is the reason most of the PC users don’t know how can they get this nasty virus infection. These kinds of the rogue programs will act as a real anti-virus program to cheat the PC users, PC users will regard it as a useful security tool to protect their computers if they have no idea about this dangerous virus process. Windows AntiVirus Helper is totally a rogue program which can be very dangerous, the infected computer will be in an unsafe situation once this fake anti-virus program has been installed successfully, PC users need to be caution while dealing with this virus infection.
Generally speaking, Windows AntiVirus Helper will modify system settings and registry for its malicious purpose once it starts its working, the infected PC will be under the control of the rogue program, that is the reason most of the infected computers will be very wired after being infected. Many PC users report that this fake anti-virus program will pop up immediately once they log on, then it will keeps giving a fake virus infection, what is more, each time when PC users want to run any program or process like Internet Explorer, Word or even Outlook, this virus program will stop them from doing this. Windows AntiVirus Helper will tell the PC users to purchase its full version so that the infected computer can work normally again. In fact, this fake anti-virus program is the biggest threat on the infected PC, not only can it mess up the system files but also install dangerous backdoor process, it needs to be removed as soon as possible to avoid further damage on the infected computer.
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 Helper 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 Helper 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 website and forum 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 Software Saver 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 Helper 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 Helper is totally a rogue program which can cause terrible virus infection on the infected computer, cyber criminals use this way to collect money from the naive PC users, the victims can not get their money back after finishing payment to this fake anti-virus. What is worst, cyber criminals may invade the infected computer by passing through the real firewall and security tools, they can even remote control the infected computer to steal the information on the infected browser and whole computer, personal account, important files and secret E-mail will be in a high-risk situation of being viewed. This fake anti-virus program is not a reliable program at all, what can it do is to damage the files on the infected computer, paying to this rogue program can not protect the computer, Windows AntiVirus Helper is a dangerous virus which needs to be removed, since security tools can be disabled by this rogue program, it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this nasty virus infection in a manual way.
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Published by & last updated on February 26, 2014 3:37 am