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

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as Windows Processes Accelerator | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Processes Accelerator is a rogue anti-spyware program from the FakeVimes family. As any other rogue security product, Windows Processes Accelerator is promoted through the use of Trojans and exploit kits, that come in a form of fake online virus scanners and vidoes. Once installed, Windows Processes Accelerator will run a fake system scan and report many fake system security threats and malware infections to make you think that your computer is infected with viruses and spyware when actually it's clean except the rogue program itself of course. Finally, the rogue applications will prompt you to pay for a full version of Windows Processes Accelerator to remove non-existent infections. As you can see, this is a typical scam that tries to steal money from you. Do not buy this rogue anti-spyware solution. Instead, please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Processes Accelerator from your computer as soon as possible.

When running, Windows Processes Accelerator will attempt to block legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs running on your computer. The rogue program may for example claim that your antivirus is infected and that you need to purchase recommended solution to remove found malware. That's not true, because the only real infection isWindows Processes Accelerator itself. Furthermore, the rogue anti-spyware program will constantly display fake security warnings and alerts from the Windows Taskbar claiming that your computer is badly infected or under attack from a remote computer. Just like the false scan results, those fake security alerts can be safely ignored. Some of the fake security alerts:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Warning!
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

You can of course remove this infections from your PC manually but we strongly recommend you not to do so and use legitimate and reliable anti-spyware program to remove Windows Processes Accelerator and other malware that could be installed alongside this scareware. Please note that this rogue program may come bundled with other malware, most of the time rootkits. It may hijack your web browsers or even disable certain Windows tools and utilities. That's why you should run a full system scan with an automatic removal tool to completely remove this infection. If you have already purchased this program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

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Windows Processes Accelerator manual removal:

Kill processes:
Protector-[rnd].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SoftwareMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-3-11_2?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "origkboryd"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\InternetExplorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\atcon.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bipcp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ecengine.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\infwin.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\PavFnSvr.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sahagent.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\titaninxp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wsbgate.exe

Unregister DLLs:
NPSWF32.dll

Delete files:
%AppData%NPSWF32.dll

%AppData%Protector-3 characters.exe

%AppData%result.db

%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsX.lnk

%Desktop%X.lnk

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