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Windows Health Keeper. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as WindowsHealthKeeper | Type: Viruses
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Windows Health Keeper is a fraudulent application that targets random computers in order to rip off money of their users. The application is attacking computers through the use of Trojan viruses. It can also use hacked websites to spread to more computer systems.

Right after infiltration Windows Health Keeper modifies Windows Registry and adds some keys of its own there. The program loads its scanner which only imitates looking for infections and in the end gives a list of files with random names that Windows Health Keeper calls malicious infections. The program recommends removing them as soon as possible by purchasing a full version of Windows Health Keeper.

Moreover, the application generates tons of pop up ads and security notifications announcing about tracking software found that may cause your sensitive data loss:

Warning
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Windows Media Player Resources
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

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

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

Torrent Alert
Recomended: Please use secure encrypted protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under the SOPA legislation.
Please register your copy of the AV to activate anonymous data transfer protocol through the torrent link.

You must not fall for any offers by Windows Health Keeper and never pay for this badware as it will cause even more troubles for you and your computer system. It is strongly recommended to get rid of Windows Health Keeper as soon as you notice the first signs of its presence on your computer. If it has already happened to you to pay for this dangerous program, please contact your credit card company as soon as possible and dispute the charges, because you are about to lose your money.

Always make sure what program you are paying for as cyber criminals are always waiting for new victims to infect. As you can see, Windows Health Keeper is definitely not a program you want to keep in your system.

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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.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Health Keeper snapshot
Windows Health Keeper

Windows Health Keeper manual removal:

Kill processes:
%appdata%Inspector-[rnd].exe

%AppData%Protector-[rnd].exe

Unregister DLLs:
%appdata%npswf32.dll

Delete files:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-3-11_2?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "origkboryd"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\InternetExplorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\atcon.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bipcp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ecengine.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\infwin.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\PavFnSvr.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sahagent.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\titaninxp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wsbgate.exe