Windows Proprietary Advisor is the annoying malware that makes computer slow and disrupts its normal activity. According to our security experts, this program belongs to the category of rogue anti-spywares and clearly hails from FakeVimes family that have been actively spread since the last year. Windows Proprietary Advisor is probably the updated version of its predecessors, so be aware about that and be prepared for surprising interruptions in the form of misleading alerts, scanners and pop-up ads. Typically to rogue anti-spywares, Windows Proprietary Advisor claims to be an efficient instrument for keeping computer safe from viruses. However, that's definitely untrue because this program has an empty virus database. Windows Proprietary Advisor is capable to report only about invented security issues and does that for trying to convince you into purchasing its full licensed version. Instead of doing that, we highly recommend to ignore its alerts and remove Windows Proprietary Advisor from your computer.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH WINDOWS PROPRIETARY ADVISOR?
Windows Proprietary Advisor is usually distributed with a help of trojans that come inside their target systems through security vulnerabilities found. As soon as they are here, these scams set the rogue to start after every computer's reboot and start interrupting victim's normal PC activity. Though Windows Proprietary Advisor scanners look real and trustworthy, in reality they report about invented problems, like harmless system files or imaginary viruses. Its scans always end with a report telling that you must purchase licensed its version which is presented to be the only one capable to help with virus removal. However, you should note that Windows Proprietary Advisor is useless and should never be used for computer's protection.
In order to trick its victims into purchasing its fake license, Windows Proprietary Advisor displays such or similar alerts:
Error Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk.
We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Warning! Identity Theft attempt detected!
Hidden connection IP: 18.104.22.168
Target: Microsoft corporation keys
Your IP: 127.0.0.1
Fake alerts and scanners are common things between scareware programs and they may work if you happen to fall for them. However, instead of believing those viruses reported by Windows Proprietary Advisor, you should ignore every scanners it displays. Windows Proprietary Advisor is typical rogue which was released by scammers, so you must never pay for its licensed version.
HOW TO REMOVE WINDOWS PROPRIETARY ADVISOR?
We highly recommend you to scan your PC with reputable anti-malware program and remove all Windows Proprietary Advisor files from it. For that, we recommend running SpyHunter anti-malware.
Windows Proprietary Advisor manual removal
Protector-[3 random characters].exe
Protector-[4 random characters].exe
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
There are more similar entries, you should let spyware Doctor to identify them.
%AppData%\Protector-[3 random characters].exe
%AppData%\Protector-[4 random characters].exe
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