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Win Scan. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as WinScan | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Win Scan is a rogue disk defragmentation tool that is distributed with a help of malware that may come inside your computer through software vulnerabilities and infected websites. You should beware of Win Scan malware and remove it just after noticing its activity. When Win Scan is on your machine, it will be set to start after each computer restart. That means that your private browsing routine will be surely followed by its misleading messages telling such errors:


Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors...
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.


Win Scan is another scam which is expected to help for hackers to reach their malicious plan. The main purpose of this fake scanner is to scare the user with fake error reports and make him buy its license. However, buying Win Scan will never help you to resolve your PC problems, so save your money and remove Win Scan. If you have already purchased it, then contact your credit card company to dispute the charges. Then please use our removal instructions below to remove Win Scan from the system as soon as possible. You can remove it manually or using an automatic removal tool. We strongly recommend you to use anti-spyware software to remove this rogue and any related malware from your computer.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
S.M.A.R.T. Repair, File Rescue virus, File Restore virus, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery

Win Scan properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Win Scan screenshot
Win Scan snapshot

Win Scan manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
~[random]r
[random].dll
[random].exe
Win Scan.lnk
Uninstall Win Scan.lnk

Delete directories:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Scan\

Geolocation of Win Scan

Map reveals the prevalence of Win Scan. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Vietnam, Indonesia, Germany, India and Italy.

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