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Windows Accelerator Pro. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as WindowsAcceleratorPro | Type: Rogue Antispyware

What is Windows Accelerator Pro?

Windows Accelerator Pro is a dangerous program, which mimics real antiviruses. As soon as it infiltrates computers, it displays fake alerts that all announce about different problems. Of course, these problems are invented and seek to steal people’s money. Beware that Windows Accelerator Pro can show up on your computer out of nowhere because it, just like any other rogue anti-spyware, is distributed with a help of Trojans. This Trojan modifies the system and helps for Windows Accelerator Pro start its work every time user reboots his/hers computer. As a result, victim starts noticing fake alerts that promote Windows Accelerator Pro’s licensed version. If you don’t want to support scammers and lose your money, stay away from this rogue!

HOW CAN Windows Accelerator Pro INFECT MY COMPUTER?

Windows Accelerator Pro can infect your computer with a help of Trojans. These Trojans hide inside insecure websites, spam or fake alerts that offer downloading useless updates. So, in order to avoid them, you should stay away from these things and also make sure that your PC is protected by the latest versions of anti-virus and anti-spyware. As soon as Windows Accelerator Pro infiltrates computer, it starts imitating the work of legitimate antivirus program: it shows how it scans computer and then ‘detects’ tens of different viruses. For example:

Error
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

Be sure that these problems are invented and the only real virus is Windows Accelerator Pro. If your PC is infected, follow a guide below and remove this virus from the system.

HOW TO REMOVE Windows Accelerator Pro virus?

If you want to remove Windows Accelerator Pro, you should scan your computer with updated anti-spyware and remove malicious files. For that we recommend using Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner. If you can’t launch any of them, use these instructions:

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select ‘Run As’ or ‘Run As administrator’, enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: https://www.2-spyware.com/download/hunter.exe and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.

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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.
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Windows Accelerator Pro snapshot
Windows Accelerator Pro snapshot

Windows Accelerator Pro manual removal:

Kill processes:
%AppData%guard-fvtb.exe



Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "GuardSoftware" = "%AppData%guard-toiy.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell"="C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\guard-fvtb.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations "LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments "SaveZoneInformation"=1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"

Delete files:
%AppData%guard-fvtb.exe

%AppData%results1.db

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