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Windows Security Renewal. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Windows Security Renewal | Type: Malware
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Windows Security Renewal means nothing else but continuous effort of cyber criminals to swindle the money from PC users. Just like earlier versions of FakeVimes family rogues, Windows Security Renewal uses the same GUI and misleading alerts that all report about non-existent cyber threats. Be sure that you must only ignore this program and never remove its 'infections' reported because that's your legitimate system files that are important for normal computer's functionality. Just like all its forerunners and other rogues, Windows Security Renewal must be removed from the system without any delay. For that you should simply run a full system scan with reputable anti-spyware.

How can I get infected with WINDOWS Security Renewal

Being a clone of its forerunners, Windows Security Renewal is also distributed with a help of trojans and other cyber threats. Mostly, these trojans come together with malicious spam emails, infected downloads or fake updates. As soon as it penetrates into computer, Windows Security Renewal starts trying to fool its victims that they have numerous viruses on their computer. Be sure that it will deliberately generate fake pop-up ads and scanners trying to mislead victims about malware infiltration and other security issues. These Windows Security Renewal fake notifications appear every time user reboot his PC and report something like that:

Error
Attempt to modify registry key entries detected.
Registry entry analysis is recommended.

Error
Potential malware detected
It is recommended to activate the protection and perform a
thorough system scan to remove the malware.

Warning
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing
the Internet

Windows XP USER API Clien: DLL
User32.dll
User32.dll is suspended 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.

Similarly to its earlier versions, Windows Security Renewal seeks to persuade users that they got serious security problems on their computers that can be solved only by using the commercial its version. However, instead of falling for that you should simply remove Windows Security Renewal which won't stop until it's not eliminated from the system.

HOW CAN YOU REMOVE WINDOWS Security Renewal

Just keep in mind that this program is fake and should never be trusted and purchased. A key tip is to remove Windows Security Renewal from the system. We recommend using Reimage or PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus anti-malware programs that will remove all infected files for you without a system damage.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
Windows Internet Guard, Windows Web Watchdog, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Pro Defence Kit

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Security Renewal. 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.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Security Renewal manual removal

Kill processes:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
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\Run "Inspector"
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.
Delete files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe

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