Windows Antivirus Patrol is a malicious program, which can easily be categorized as rogue anti-spyware. Just like any other rogue, ransomware and similar virus, it was created for making the money for its creators. That's why Windows Antivirus Patrol displays continuous pop-up ads that offer purchasing its fake license. Of course, before it does that, virus creates a need of it by reporting about tens of different trojans and similar issues that are allegedly related to computer. If you noticed Windows Antivirus Patrol alerts and system scanners, be sure that they are fake. You should ignore them and also remove this rogue from the system. Beware that leaving Windows Antivirus Patrol on your computer may initiate additional problems related to your computer. For example, you may lose your credit card details, notice browser's redirects (it's a sign that Windows Antivirus Patrol infected your PC with the browser hijacker), system slow downs and similar issues.
How can Windows Antivirus Patrol infiltrate my computer?
In order to avoid problems with Windows Antivirus Patrol removal, you should take some minutes to know how this virus spreads around. In most of the cases, it relies on trojans that infiltrate computers unnoticed. Of course, installing updated anti-spyware could help you to prevent infiltration of such viruses but you should also try to avoid illegal sites, stop using illegal programs and follow similar safe browsing practices. As soon as Windows Antivirus Patrol infiltrates the system, it modifies it by adding several registry entries and dropping its own files. As soon as it's done, it starts displaying such pop-up notifications:
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.
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
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 suggest you to ignore such messages because they are clearly fake and seek only to mislead you into spending your money on useless program! In order to stop seeing them, reality, you should follow a guide below that clearly explains how you can remove Windows Antivirus Patrol from the system.
How to remove Windows Antivirus Patrol?
If you noticed that your computer was infected by Windows Antivirus Patrol, you should run a full system scan with one of anti-spywares. Our recommended products are Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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.
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