WinMaximizer. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as winmaximizer 2012, win32/winmaximizer | Type: Malware
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WinMaximizer is a program, which we can categorize as fake system optimizer. In short, this virus tries to trick users into believing their computers are under severe virus attacks and tries to get their money by providing the fix for the fake errors they create.

Winmaximizer installs into system without the expressed consent of the user. After the instalation this fake system optimizer starts checking the system which is complete fake. Winmaximizer has preprogrammed reports and shows numerous problems on your system. This virus states that you have some registry errors, that your system was compromised, finds some fake files which winmaximizer labels as insecure. The trick is that win32/winmaximizer promises to eliminate all identified problems. If you would click “remove the threats button”, it automatically asks you to pay 10 USD for its PAID version. First of all these “errors” are fake, 2-spyware.com spyware research team tested Win Maximizer and it found almost three hundreds items on clean test machine. WinMaximizer 2012 is created by the cyber group which has produced many malicious system optimizer programs like System Check, System Fix.

How you can get WinMaximizer virus?
There are some easy ways to get this infection. First of all please do not download anything from internet from suspicious resources, as there are many hacked sites, where you can get infected with WinMaximizer. Virus enters the system using security vulnerabilities of your system. It is a hard process to get rid of this infection. simple unintall ways does not help which makes removal process of winmaximizer a bit difficult.

What to do if you infected?
Do not pay them money. If you will pay, you will not get your money back even if you dispute the charges in the bank. Ignore all the error results and try to follow our manual removal instructions for winmaximizer below. Also it is a good idea to scan your computer with reputable anti-spyware software. From the recommended ones are spyhunter, spyware doctor and malwarebytes anti-malware.

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WinMaximizer snapshot
WinMaximizer

WinMaximizer manual removal:

Kill processes:
WinMaximizer.exe

Delete registry values:
HKCUSoftwareWinMaximizer

HKLMSOFTWARECommon Toolkit Suite

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallWinMaximizer

HKLMSOFTWAREWinMaximizer

Unregister DLLs:
sfhtml.dll

CommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll

Delete files:
%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerLOGSLOGS_02_09_2012_02_32_42_AM.log

%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerTipofDay_EN-US.xml

%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerwxfdata.wxf

%CommonDesktop%WinMaximizer.lnk

%CommonPrograms%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUninstall.lnk

%CommonPrograms%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerWinMaximizer.lnk

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerCommonToolkitSuite.cts

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerCommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerMsgSys.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerOEMData.pkt

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUninstall.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUpDates.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerWinMaximizer.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizersfhtml.dll

%WINDIR%TasksWinMaximizer-Admin-Startup.job%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerLOGSLOGS_02_09_2012_02_32_42_AM.log

%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerTipofDay_EN-US.xml

%CommonAppData%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerwxfdata.wxf

%CommonDesktop%WinMaximizer.lnk

%CommonPrograms%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUninstall.lnk

%CommonPrograms%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerWinMaximizer.lnk

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerCommonToolkitSuite.cts

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerCommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerMsgSys.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerOEMData.pkt

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUninstall.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerUpDates.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizerWinMaximizer.exe

%ProgramFiles%WinMaximizerWinMaximizersfhtml.dll

%WINDIR%TasksWinMaximizer-Admin-Startup.job

Delete directories:
WinMaximizer

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