Title: Windows Antivirus Master
Also known as: WindowsAntivirusMaster

Remove Windows Antivirus Master
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Windows Antivirus Master severity is 99  (99 / 100)
 

Windows Antivirus Master is a misleading program, which belongs to rogue anti-spyware category. In most of the cases, it infiltrates computers unnoticed because it closely relies on Trojan horse. As soon as it enters the system, it makes several changes in its settings. After that, it starts acting as any other rogue antivirus program: it displays non stoppable system scanners and then reports about hundreds of different viruses. As soon as it 'detects' something, it recommends eliminating it and offers using its licensed version, which can also be found as 'ultimate protection' or 'full version'. Of course, this licensed version is fake and useless. If you don't want to lose your money, you should ignore these misleading recommendations and remove Windows Antivirus Master from your computer.

How can Windows Antivirus Master infect my computer?

Windows Antivirus Master is distributed with a help of trojans. If you don't have anti-virus or anti-spyware on your computer, it can also get infected with this virus. In most of the cases, it infiltrates systems in a bundle with unlicensed programs, spam and fake ads that may show up on legitimate websites as well. As soon as trojan horse infects computer, it modifies it. After adding some malicious registry entries and dropping some fake files, Windows Antivirus Master gets ability to start its work as soon as victim reboots computer. Virus starts displaying such fake warning messages:

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
c:\windows\system32\taskmanger.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXX

Error
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.

Please, ignore such messages because they are fake! If you noticed them on your computer's desktop, you should follow these instructions and fix your computer.

How to remove Windows Antivirus Master?

The clearest sign that Windows Antivirus Master has infected your computer are continuous alerts and system scanners. However, this virus may also start slowing down the system and causing browser's redirections. If you noticed these symptoms, your should waste no time and scan your machine with one of these anti-spyware programs: SpyHunterSTOPzilla,  Malwarebytes Anti Malware. They will help you to detect and remove malicious files that belong to this virus.  

If you can't launch any of them, use 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.

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

Automatic Windows Antivirus Master removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Windows Antivirus Master. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Windows Antivirus Master using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Windows Antivirus Master manual removal:

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Geolocation of Windows Antivirus Master:

This map reveals the prevalence of Windows Antivirus Master. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for Windows Antivirus Master removal instructions:

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QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Windows Antivirus Master are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Windows Antivirus Master right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-02-10 03:05:19
Information updated: 2014-02-10 03:05:19

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For windows 8, press alt-ctrl-del, click on the power button, hold down shift and click on restart. Thatll lead you into restarting in safe mode

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