Windows Performance Adviser. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as WindowsPerformanceAdviser | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Performance Adviser is a rogue antispyware program that is promoted via Trojans and fake online scanners that display alerts claiming that your computer is infected with spyware, trojans and other viruses. It can also be promoted through infected and malicious websites or via spam emails. Once installed, Windows Performance Adviser will pretend to scan your computer for viruses and then display results claiming that your computer is infected with password stealing trojan viruses and keyloggers. It also claims that your PC is under attack from a remote server controled by scammers. The found infected files will not be removed until you purchase the program since is a trial version and can only detect malware. But you shouldn't pay for it becauseWindows Performance Adviser reports false system security threats and non-existent malware files during the fake system scan. It just wants to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected and trick you into purchasing rogue anti-virus product. It goes without saying that you have to remove Windows Performance Adviser from your computer as soon as possible.

While this fake program is running, it will display fake security alerts and notifications from the Windows task manager. Some of those fake security alerts read:

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.

Windows Performance Adviser will also hijack Internet Explorer or any other web browser you useand block legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus programs to protect itself from being uninstalled. As you can see, this program is nothing more but a scam. Remove Windows Performance Adviser virus from your computer upon detection using automatic removal tool give below. If it blocks malware removal tools and you can't run task manager or registry editor, restart your computer in safe mode with networking and run maware removal software once again.

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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.

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Windows Performance Adviser manual removal:

Kill processes:
Inspector-[rnd].exe

Protector-[rnd].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainFeatureControlFEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegedit" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegistryTools" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Inspector"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "ID" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avp32.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avpcc.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution OptionsashDisp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsdivx.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmostat.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsplatin.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionstapinstall.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionszapsetup3001.exe

Delete files:
%AppData%Inspector-[rnd].exe

%AppData%Protector-[rnd].exe

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