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Windows Antivirus Machine. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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Windows Antivirus Machine is a serious threat that belongs to the category of rogue anti-spywares. The moment when this malware gets inside the system can usually be noticed by its fake alerts and scanners reporting about malware activity detected. In addition, Windows Antivirus Machine tries to control most of victim's activity on the Internet and disables legitimate programs found on the system. Besides, it is capable to hack the browser and start redirecting user to its commercial website offering to purchase licensed Windows Antivirus Machine version. We highly recommend to ignore such offers because they try only to swindle the money from unaware PC users. You must simply remove Windows Antivirus Machine from your computer and forget all issues caused by this rogue.

HOW WINDOWS ANTIVIRUS MACHINE INFECTS PC USERS?

Windows Antivirus Machine's intrusion is usually assisted by a trojan – this small threat plays a critical role in rogue distribution. Mostly, trojans come through security holes and then download all files needed for such scams as Windows Antivirus Machine. Besides, they modify registry so that this rogueware could launch everytime PC is rebooted. As a result, user received tons of alerts and scanners claiming that there are numerous viruses found on his computer that must be eliminated without any delay. Besides, victim received annouing system scanners also reporting about malware detected. However, you must keep in mind that all this is done only to scare you into purchasing licensed Windows Antivirus Machine version which is promised to be the only one capapble to fix the computer. That's a total lie that must be ignored. Here are some examples of Windows Antivirus Machine alerts:

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Security Risk:
Infected File: regedit.exe
Description: Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers.
Recommended:
Please click “remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Internet Explorer
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Recommended:
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC

Be sure to ignore Windows Antivirus Machine recommendations to purchase licensed its version because this will lead you only to the loss of your money. In addition, never remove those 'viruses' that are reported by this rogue because most of them are reputable your system files. The only way to stop its alerts and scanners is to remove Windows Antivirus Machine, so do that without any delay.

HOW TO REMOVE WINDOWS ANTIVIRUS MACHINE?

In order to remove Windows Antivirus Machine, recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-malware program, such as Reimage or PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. Do that ASAP in order to avoid getting more malware on your computer. If you are disabled from using legitimate tools on your computer, enter this code to make Windows Antivirus Machine think that you have purchased its license: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020. Additionally, run a full system scan with Reimage to eliminate infected files from the system.

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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Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Antivirus Machine. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Antivirus Machine manual removal

Kill processes:
Protector-[rnd].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
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 "ID" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
There are more similar entries, you should let spyware Doctor to identify them.
Delete files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe

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