Earlier today I got the Windows Security Master virus. I clicked on my avg security to try to remove it but the virus wasn’t allowing me, nor could i get on the internet. This thing really makes me crazy because it runs every time I start up my computer. It keeps telling me that my computer is infected with a large number of infections and then pushes me to buy the full version. However, I don’t need it at all and I guess those reports shown on this program are not real. Anyway, is there any thing I can do to remove it for good?
Windows Security Master is categorized as a newly-released rogue program that comes from FakeVimes family, as similar as Windows Security Booster and Windows Defence Unit which were found a few days ago. All these rogue programs are sharing the same GUI, so we are sure that they are all produced by the same person who attempts to mislead you into paying a rogue program and then gain access to your credit card information and linked finances. It is nasty, isn’t it?With the help of Trojan virus, it can be installed on a computer without any permission. Once inside, it imitates a performance like a security scanner, searching for viruses or errors in your computer and helps you to fix them. But this is not real, Windows Security Master is lacking in legitimate anti-malware functionality and it is an actual danger to your computer’s security. It only presents you the infections that don’t actually exist at all to scare unwary users. Even though it claims that your computer security is in danger and a large number of infections include Trojan and Worm are detected, you should know a fact that the scan does not reveal any true facts about how your system is functioning for the moment and whether it has spyware on board or not. This is a totally fraudulent and useless security tool. It uses a potent combination of misleading attacks against your PC to encourage you to spend money on a fake ‘full’ version of its software.
Don’t believe in any fake reports generated by Windows Security Master. It is a scam fools the users into thinking that their systems are infected with some type of malware, then pretends to be the best antivirus program available selling to the user. Once you pay for this program, nothing would happen but will leave you in the same situation. The virus blocks you from running any application and it even doesn’t let you go online. Therefore, it is suggested that you should totally ignore what it says and get it out of your computer as quickly as you can.
This rogue program will run a scan automatically when you start Windows, and the results of the scan are always the same. It claims that your computer is heavily infected and compromised by malware and spyware. Just like the following picture shows:
Don’t do Internet banking or buy anything online while the rogue program is infecting your computer. It is not worthwhile to buy this useless product which is a virus that damages your computer and steals your personal information. Follow the manual removal guide to remove it now!
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.
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 Security Master Virus 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 Security Master 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 Windows Security Master malware 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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
You can see a video on how to remove this type of virus manually on our website:
Windows Security Master is one of the latest viruses coming from Rogue.FakeVimes family. At first sight, it may seem to be a legitimate security program, but, in reality, it’s a fraudulent and useless security tool with the aim of stealing your money. Once installed, it adds malicious Registry entries to launch itself every time you start Windows. You will not be able to stop or pause the scanner, so you will have to wait until it finishes. Then all you can see is a bogus scan saying that your system is seriously infected. No matter what you try to do on your computer, you will be asking money to pay for the full version of it so that it can completely help you remove all the detected errors and bugs etc. By offering users fake security software that is either ineffective or actually carries malware, cyber criminals can make money by charging users for the programs. This virus can infect computers in various ways. It can be downloaded via malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware websites, spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks. Once upon detection, an immediate removal is needed.
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Published by & last updated on September 26, 2014 2:19 pm