Windows Privacy Extension. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as WindowsPrivacyExtension | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Privacy Extension is a new rogue application created by FakeVimes scammers in order to reach their aim – get users out of their money. Designed to do all in order to gain commercial benefit, this rogue is deceives people about their computers and displays misleading alerts claiming that you are dangerously infected. In addition, victims are offered to purchase 'commercial', 'licensed' or whatever it is called version in order to fix everything. In fact, Windows Privacy Extension is capable to 'find' only harmless system files, so you should never fall for its alerts. You should simply remove Windows Privacy Extension from your computer and forget about this unpleasant activity of the rogue.

Windows Privacy Extension distribution methods

This rogue gets into a computer using the backdoors of the system – it gets through security vulnerabilities and security holes spotted on it. As soon as PC is infected, these trojans download Windows Privacy Extension files and also modify the system so that this malware could launch as soon as PC is rebooted. As a result, Windows Privacy Extension trial version starts displaying continuous alerts and scanners that pop-up every time PC is rebooted. This FakeVimes virus can easilly get on your nerves because it interrupts every your browsing session and claims something like that:

Torrent Alert
Recommended: 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.

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

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

Firstly, you must not fall for these fake alerts displayed by malicious Windows Privacy Extension. Though it looks like legitimate application from the first sight, it is useless program that does not really detect infections and seeks only to get into your wallet. All data displayed by Windows Privacy Extension is completely fake, so ignore it. In addition, remove Windows Privacy Extension from your computer before it infects it with more malware.

How to remove Windows Privacy Extension

We highly recommend to remove Windows Privacy Extension from your computer. However, we don't support trying to remove it manually. In order to remove this threat for you, use reputable anti-malware programs like Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.

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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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Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
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Windows Privacy Extension

Windows Privacy Extension manual removal:

Kill processes:
Protector-[3 random characters].exe

Protector-[4 random characters].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:
%AppData%Protector-[rnd].exe

%AppData%NPSWF32.dll

%AppData%Protector-[3 random characters].exe

%AppData%Protector-[4 random characters].exe

%AppData%result.db

%AppData%1st$0l3th1s.cnf

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