Windows Salvage System. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsSalvageSystem, WindowsSalvage System | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Salvage System is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts and non-existent infections. This rogue is typically installed through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners and infected websites. Instead of allowing the video to be shown, the Trojan will instead download and install Windows Salvage System. The rogue program will pretend to scan your computer and detect malicious files but not allow them to be removed until the program is purchased. It wants to scare you into purchasing it. If you find that your computer is infected then use our removal instructions below to remove Windows Salvage System and related malware automatically using the removal tool given below.

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

While Windows Salvage System is running it will also display fake security warnings and alerts on your computer. These alerts will state that an active infection has been found and that you should purchase Windows Salvage System to remove found viruses and to protect your computer against other malware. Windows Salvage System will also block certain programs saying that they are infected. It may hijack your web browser as well. You shouldn't download anything from that website.

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Warning!
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

Windows Salvage System was created to trick you into thinking that your computer has all sorts of malware so that you then purchase it. The reality is that Windows Salvage System is a scam. If you have already purchased the program, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. To remove Windows Salvage System and the related Trojans, please use the removal guide below.

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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.

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

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Salvage System manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].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_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = '0'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = '0'

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore "DisableSR " = '1'

Delete files:
%UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoft[random].exe

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