Windows Problems Stopper. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsProblemsStopper | Type: Viruses
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Windows Problems Stopper is one more member in the family of Rogue.Fake Vimes family. This application works very aggressively in order to get the details of your credit card. Windows Problems Stopper makes your computer run very slowly and blocks many of your applications making it impossible to work on your computer.

The application infiltrates into the system through hacked websites. These websites uses a fake scaner which simulates system scan online and later reports about numerous infections detected on your system. The program behaves this way because it wants you to believe you've got some serious security issues. As soon as you start worrying about it Windows Problems Stopper suggests purchasing its full version promising to fix threats detected and to protect against future malware attacks.

As Windows Problems Stopper modifies some of your system parameters and adds some entries into your Windows Registry, it constantly displays pop up ads and security notifications stating that your data security may be compromised and sensitive data stolen because of possible spyware infection:

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 should know that Windows Problems Stopper is only seeking to earn money by selling its fake software so don't trust anything it is attempting to prove you. Get rid of Windows Problems Stopper as soon as possible if you don't want this mess to continue. Use a reputable anti-spyware program, such as Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Reimage. Also if you have already paid for this badware contact your credit card company to dispute the charges. Don't donate money for cyber criminals.

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Windows Problems Stopper

Windows Problems Stopper manual removal:

Kill processes:
%AppData%Protector-3 characters.exe

Delete registry values:
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

Unregister DLLs:
%AppData%NPSWF32.dll

Delete files:
%AppData%NPSWF32.dll

%AppData%Protector-3 characters.exe

%AppData%result.db

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsWindows Managing System.lnk

%Desktop%Windows Managing System.lnk

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  • watson

    This is really a issue of spanning them.