Windows Secure Workstation. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as WindowsSecureWorkstation | Type: Malware
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Windows Secure Workstation is a daily FakeVimes parasite that was spotted on 13 August, 2012. This rogue uses the same GUI, typical to FakeVimes, and displays identical alerts reporting about trojans, adware, malware and other viruses. If you see such alerts, keep in mind that they are worthless and should be simply ignored if you don't want to lose your money. The way how you can do that is really simple – Windows Secure Workstation offers to purchase its licensed version in order to remove its detected viruses. Of course, these 'viruses' are harmless system files and this 'licensed version' is nothing else but a tool used by scammers to swindle users' money. By entering your credit card details, you may also find yourself ripped off completely, so contact your credit card company immediately if you have already paid for useless Windows Secure Workstation version.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Windows Secure Workstation?

The common way how all FakeVimes scarewares are distributed includes blackhat social engineering and corrupt downloads. Windows Secure Workstation is also spread through potentially unsafe or compromised web resources filled with infected freeware, shareware, updates and other programs. As soon as PC is infected, it's modified so that the malware could launch just after every computer's reboot. In addition, Windows Secure Workstation will start displaying misleading alerts and scanners claiming something like that:

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

As you can see, Windows Secure Workstation is a program that is capable to lead computer only to the deterioration of the machine’s performance. It is capable to display only fake security scanners and alerts that are designed to make user pay for its license. Be sure that Windows Secure Workstation is a rogue program that must be eliminated without any delay. As soon as you receive its alerts and spyware threats detected on your system, remove this scam. Otherwise, it will make your PC slow and laggy, will start tracking your browsing habits and will do other stuff which is categorized as 'illegal'.

HOW TO REMOVE Windows Secure Workstation?

In order to remove Windows Secure Workstation from the system, you shouldn't try doing that manually because you may remove wrong files from the system what may lead you to system danage. According to our research center, you should rely on Reimage and Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus. Note that these programs must be updated before a scan. If you still can't launch them, disable Windows Secure Workstation by entering this code that will make your virus think you have purchased its license: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020. Additionally, scan with Reimage

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
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Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Secure Workstation. 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.

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Windows Secure Workstation snapshot
Windows Secure Workstation

Windows Secure Workstation manual removal:

Kill processes:
%AppData%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:
%AppData%Protector-[rnd].exe

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