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Windows Internet Booster. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Windows Internet Booster | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Internet Booster is a rogue antispyware program from the FakeVimes malware family. It reports malware threats and claims that your computer is infected with trojans and spyware. The rogue security program is promoted mostly via fake online virus scanners and hacked websites, very often compromised WP sites. Once installed, Windows Internet Booster will pretend to scan your computer for malicious software and then it will state that it has found malware infected files that should be removed from the system as soon as possbile. If you choose not to remove these supposedly found malware infected files, the rogue antispyware program will display fake security warnings on your computer screen. The scan results are false, so you can safely ignore them. Do not pay for this bogus security solution. Instead, please follow Windows Internet Booster removal instructions below.

You can remove Windows Internet Booster from your computer manually but we strongly recommend you to use an automatic removal tool simply because there might be other malware installed on your computer. Also, the rogue program will state that you can't remove infected files manually but will block legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus programs at the same time. It will also hijack Internet Explorer and claim that you can't visit certain websites because they are infected or may lead to malware. You may have to reboot your computer is safe mode and run a system scan with malware removal tool. It seems that Windows Internet Booster disables system restore too. Not to mention that it displays fake security alerts on the infected computer like every one or two minutes. Fake security alerts read:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Warning!
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

As you can see,Windows Internet Booster is nothing more but a scam. It detects non-existent files as infections and forces to pay for malware removal. If you find that your computer is infected with this rogue anti-spyware program please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Internet Booster from your computer upon detection. If you have bought it then contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. We strongly recommend you to use legitimate malware software to remove this parasite from the system.

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 Internet Booster manual removal

Kill processes:
Protector-[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsafwserv.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastsvc.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsegui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsekrn.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsascui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore "DisableSR " = '1'
Delete files:
Protector-[random].exe

Geolocation of Windows Internet Booster

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Internet Booster. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Philippines, India, France and United States.

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