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

removal by - -   Also known as WindowsBasicAntivirus | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Basic Antivirus is rogue antispyware program that pretends to be a useful and legitimate security product. Be attentive and don’t fall into this scam, which needs to be removed instead of being trusted using legit anti-spyware software. As the most of rogue anti-spywares, Windows Basic Antivirus is distributed via trojan horses that sneak inside a targeted system through security exploits or software vulnerabilities. It is also distributed via fake online virus scanners and infected websites. This intrusion stays undetected and Windows Basic Antivirus starts manifesting itself only after being installed into the compromised computer. This rogue program displays fake security alerts and notifications saying that your computer is infected with spyware and other malware, for example keyloggers:

Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Moreover, Windows Basic Antivirus starts bogus system scanners as well that simulates checking your computer for infections and are expected to push users into purchasing the license. It finds malware all the time, even if there are no malicious files on your computer, and make victims think they badly need to fix everything using Windows Basic Antivirus. To encourage people into buying the license, it displays such fake warnings:

Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.

It is obvious that all these tactics are supposed to end up with getting you to purchase Windows Basic Antivirus commercial version. Which is a scam. It’s very important to stay away from it and ignore such “recommendations”. You should remove this rogue anti-spyware from your computer immediately. Use the automatic removal tool from this page and get rid of Windows Basic Antivirus.

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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Windows Basic Antivirus manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
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
Unregister DLLs:

Delete files:
%appdata%\Inspector-[3 random characters].exe
%desktopdir%\Windows Basic Antivirus.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\Windows Basic Antivirus.lnk

Geolocation of Windows Basic Antivirus

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Basic Antivirus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India.

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