Windows AntiVirus Tool is another rogue anti-spyware, which only pretends to be a reliable anti-virus. It belongs to notorious family of viruses, which is known as FakeVimes. If you want to avoid viruses that belong to this group of threats, you should always make sure that your computer is protected by the latest anti-virus version. In addition, saying away from unlicensed programs and illegal sites is also highly recommended. As soon as Windows AntiVirus Tool infiltrates computer, it starts its misleading campaign, which mostly relies on fake alerts and fake system scanners. Typically, it shows for its victims how it checks the system for malware and then reports about hundreds of different viruses. In reality, Windows AntiVirus Tool seeks to scare people into thinking that their computers are dangerously infected. After that, it offers purchasing its license and fixing computer. Please, ignore this offer because you will lose your money!
How can Windows AntiVirus Tool infect my computer?
Windows AntiVirus Tool is mostly distributed by trojan horse, which can easily infiltrate poorly protected systems. In order to avoid it, you should always stay away from illegal websites, stop using unlicensed programs and also ignore all ads that offer checking computer for free. Once you click on such ad, you can be tricked into downloading Windows AntiVirus Tool on your computer. As soon as this virus enters the system, it starts displaying such ads:
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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.
Basically, these messages are the main sign showing you that your computer was affected. You may also notice system slow downs and browser's redirections. Please, do NOt ignore them and follow a guide below to remove Windows AntiVirus Tool from your computer.
How to remove Windows AntiVirus Tool?
If you noticed that Windows AntiVirus Tool infected your computer, you should waste no time and scan it with one of anti-spywares. Our recommended products are Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, 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.
The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
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