Windows AntiVirus Helper is a dangerous rogue anti-spyware, which is designed for earning the money. Yes, there are hundreds of different programs that were released for that. However, this specific program relies only on misleading techniques when seeking this aim. In order to trick people into opening their wallets, Windows AntiVirus Helper starts displaying continuous system scanners on computer's screen. As soon as it finishes 'checking' the system, it displays supposedly real notifications about tens of different viruses. Of course, these viruses are invented and these alerts are displayed only for making people purchase this fake Windows AntiVirus Helper license. If you don't want to lose your money, you should ignore this campaign because none of its alerts are real. We also suggest checking computer with reputable anti-spyware and eliminating malicious files from the system.
How can Windows AntiVirus Helper infect my computer?
Windows AntiVirus Helper is distributed via several misleading techniques. You may fall for its installation after clicking on misleading ad that offers checking computer for free. In addition, you may install it in a bundle with unlicensed program or other virus. As soon as it infiltrates computer, this malware drops its own registry entries and strats previously mentioned activities. The clearest sign showing that your PC was affected by Windows AntiVirus Helper are these alerts:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXX
We highly recommend avoiding Windows AntiVirus Helper because it's a totally misleading program, which may cause serious problems on your computer. It may start browser's redirections, annoying system slow downs and similar problems.
How to remove Windows AntiVirus Helper?
If you noticed continuous pop-up ads from Windows AntiVirus Helper, you should waste no time and check your computer with reliable anti-spyware, such as Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. You should avoid manual removal because you may remove wrong files and initiate more problems on your computer.
If you noticed that Windows AntiVirus Helper blocks these programs, we recommend using these instructions:
1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: http://www.2-spyware.com/download/hunter.exe and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.
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