Remove Windows Antivirus Care
Removal instructions

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  (67/100)
Windows Antivirus Care is also known as WindowsAntivirusCare | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Antivirus Care is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security warnings and claims to found a variety of infections to make you think that your computer is infected with trojans and viruses. Once installed, it will pretend to scan your PC and then report numerous spyware infections that can supposedly be removed only with their anti-spyware software. Of course, the scan results are false so you can sefely ignore them. Anyway, you should remove Windows Antivirus Care from your computer as soon as possible because removal delay may worsen the situation. The rogue program can download and install additional malware on your computer including keyloggers and rootkits. Please follow the removal instructions below to remove this fake anti spyware program from your computer using recommended automatic malware removal tool.

Windows Antivirus Care is promoted through the use of Trojans and other malware that usually comes from fake online virus scanners and hacked websites. When running, it will attempt to block legitimate anti-virus program on your computer. What is more, you will see many fake security alerts on your computer stating that you are infected with very dangerous malware. Some of them will state that your computer is infected with malware whereas others will claim that you are under attack from a remove computer. Just like the false scan results, these fake security warnings can be safely be ignored. Some of those fake security alerts read:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Warning!
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

As you can see, Windows Antivirus Care is nothing more but a scam. Don't buy it! If you have already purchased it then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then follow the removal instructions below to get rid of Windows Antivirus Care using legitimate antimalware software.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
Windows Internet Guard, Windows Web Watchdog, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Pro Defence Kit

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Windows Antivirus Care manual removal

Kill processes:
%appdata%\Inspector-[rnd].exe
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run "Inspector"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Settings "net" = "2012-3-11_2?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Settings "UID" = "origkboryd"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\\InternetExplorer\\Main\\FeatureControl\\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\atcon.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\bipcp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\ecengine.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\infwin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\msconfig
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\PavFnSvr.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\sahagent.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\titaninxp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\wsbgate.exe
Unregister DLLs:
%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Delete files:
%appdata%\Inspector-[rnd].exe
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Geolocation of Windows Antivirus Care

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Antivirus Care. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India and United States.

Information added: 04/19/12 09:55; information updated: 08/02/12 02:18

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