Windows Prime Booster is a fake security program, which can initiate various problems on your computer. It can start slowing it down, download additional viruses, record your keystrokes and additionally steal your personal information. However, the most obvious thing, which is caused by Windows Prime Booster, is its fake alerts and system scanners. This malware is set to manipulate people in order to get revenue, so it displays fake alerts that all report about invented viruses and then offer to purchase its license. However, no matter how trustworthy they look, they ‘detect’ the same viruses no matter how hardly computer is infected. If you noticed continuous warnings from this program, you must ignore them. Of course, you should also don’t forget to remove Windows Prime Booster from the system.
How can Windows Prime Booster infiltrate my computer?
Windows Prime Booster is spread by Trojan horse, which typically infiltrates computers via illegal websites, fake advertisements, spam, unlicensed program and similar means of distribution. In order to avoid such viruses, you should always make sure that you have the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware installed on your computer. As soon as Trojan horse infects computer, it downloads Windows Prime Booster’s files. After that, malware starts displaying its fake and other warning messages that mostly look like that:
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Please, stay away from such and similar notifications because they are forged and set for the only thing – scare people into purchasing Windows Prime Booster's license. If you think that your PC has already been infected, follow this guide:
How to remove Windows Prime Booster?
If Windows Prime Booster infected your computer, you should remove this rogue ASAP. Otherwise, it may download more viruses on it. For scanning the system and eliminating malicious files, we recommend using Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. 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.
The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
Windows Prime Booster manual removal:
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_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"