Windows Safety Series. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsSafetySeries | Type: Malware
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Windows Safety Series is a sneaky program, which comes inside its target computer through security holes found. Be sure that this threat belongs to the 'famous' FakeVimes family that keeps releasing its parasites while trying to rip their victims off. If you have also been 'surprised' by Windows Safety Series appearance on your computer, be sure that you must ignore all alerts and notifications got from this scamware because they are fake and useless. In order to trick its victims, this rogue firstly imitates a scan of the system and then reports about numerous problems and harmful executables detected. Instead of falling for them, you should simply remove Windows Safety Series with a help of automated removal tools, such as Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Windows Safety Series?

FakeVimes parasites are usually distributed with a help of trojan horse, which appears on the system unexpectedly, together with fake updates, codecs and other infected files. This trojan will additionally upload a bunch of malicious files, what eventually will distort the system completely and make your Internet sessions almost impossible to make. That's because Windows Safety Series starts running forged virus scans and then returns completely fake results based on invented viruses. Typically, this rogue reports that victim has hundreds of malicious files that are associated with backdoor viruses and then claims that only its licensed version is capable to remove them:

Error
There’s a suspicious software running on your PC.
For more details, run a system file check.

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Security Risk:
Infected File: regedit.exe
Description: Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers.
Recommended:
Please click “remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Internet Explorer
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Recommended:
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC

We must warn you that the idea of all this campaign is to make you believe in the false information that your machine is at the risk of malware activity and that only licensed Windows Safety Series version is capapble to stop it. However, you must ignore all those requests and remove Windows Safety Series from your computer. Be sure that this program will do anything to get you out of your money and may cause such problems and browser redirections or system slow downs. As you can clearly see, you must get rid of this rogue immediately otherwise it will mess up your system badly.

HOW TO REMOVE Windows Safety Series?

In order to remove Windows Safety Series from your computer, you should run a full system scan with reputable anti-spyware program, such as Reimage or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. Be sure that you update them first before you run a full system scan with those programs. We will also give you one trick if you can't launch your anti-spyware programs – enter this fake registration code to make it think that you have already purchased it: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020 . Now scan with updated Reimage version and remove this scam for good.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
[newest id=”fakevimes”]

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If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Safety Series. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

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.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
Windows Safety Series snapshot
Windows Safety Series

Windows Safety Series manual removal:

Kill processes:
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

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Delete files:
Protector-[rnd].exe

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