Windows Risk Minimizer. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsRiskMinimizer | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Risk Minimizer is a rogue antispyware program that is a clone of Windows Managing System,Windows Tools Patch and others. These programs are created in order to mislead computer users and make them purchase a fake application. Windows Risk Minimizer uses same methods as most of the rogue programs. It infiltrates via Trojan viruses completely secretly. Once inside, the most challenging part begins.

Windows Risk Minimizer is configured to start automatically with every computer reboot. The program makes some changes in Windows Registry which enables to perform every single action it needs. At first Windows Risk Minimizer runs its scanner. In fact this process is only simulated. It lasts for a few minutes and later generates a list of imaginary infections stating that they must be removed as soon as possible.

The program offers purchasing its own license and claims it's the best option to get rid of every single infection that was detected. Even more, Windows Risk Minimizer warns you by displaying tons of fake security notifications. Here are a few of them:

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.

Windows Risk Minimizer also works as a browser hijacker. It often interrupts your Internet sessions by displaying fake security warnings.

Please get rid of Windows Risk Minimizer as soon as you detect this badware on your system. Get a reputable antispyware tool, for example, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Reimage and eliminate Windows Risk Minimizer as soon as you detect it on your system.

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Windows Risk Minimizer snapshot
Windows Risk Minimizer

Windows Risk Minimizer 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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