Windows Home Patron is scam software that has many forerunners because it belongs to the 'famous' FakeVimes family. Just like any rogue released by this family, this scamware will also do its best to make you buy its registered version. Be sure you don't fall for its viruses reported and don't pay for Windows Home Patron license. Just like its trialware, this program is capable to detect only invented viruses and non-existent security issues. Be sure that Windows Home Patron is a rogue anti-spyware that must be removed without any delay.
METHODS OF WINDOWS HOME PATRON DISTRIBUTION
Windows Home Patron is usually distributed by trojan horses capable to use security vulnerabilities to get inside the system. In addition, after getting inside without asking user's permission, this rogue is set to start as soon as PC is rebooted. The additional activity of Windows Home Patron is based on triggering falsified system scanners and annoying alerts that report about hundreds of viruses detected. For example:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Infected File: regedit.exe
Description: Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers.
Please click “remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC
If your computer infected with this rogue anti-spyware, you will also receive Windows Home Patron system tray ads shouting ‘Critical System Warning!’ and other stuff. Be sure that this program will also claim that your workstation is infected with adware and other corrupt programs trying to steal your private information. However, only Windows Home Patron should be blamed for such intensions. The real purpose of all this activity is making you believe that you are dangerously infected and that you need to purchase Windows Home Patron licensed version. However, it goes without saying that you must never do that because this program has no PC protection option and is capable to display only fake warning notifications.
HOW TO REMOVE WINDOWS HOME PATRON?
When trying to remove Windows Home Patron from your computer, this rogue might prevent your antivirus software from working correctly. In order to overcome that, we recommend rebooting to safe mode with networking first and then running a full system scan with reputable anti-malware program, such as Reimage or PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. In addition, you should repeat the scan after rebooting your PC to normal mode as well.
Windows Home Patron manual removal
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\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
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