Windows Secure Web Patch is, undoubtedly, one of the most annoying programs impacting computers in the worst way. Similarly to Windows Active Defender, it clearly belongs to the category of rogue anti-spywares and FakeVimes family that all tend to display misleading alerts and fake system scanners in order to make their victims purchase the licensed version. Of course, such version does not even exist and it’s just a tool used by scammers to swindle the money from unaware PC users. As soon as you start getting messages from Windows Secure Web Patch, you should stop wasting your time because this rogue will download more malware on your computer. Instead of falling for its alerts, you are highly recommended to remove Windows Secure Web Patch from your computer.
SYMPTOMS OF WINDOWS SECURE WEB PATCH
In most of the cases, Windows Secure Web Patch is downloaded with a help of trojans that enter computer through security vulnerabilities found. As soon as they get there, additionally they make some changes to the registry of the target PC so that malware could start its activity together with every PC’s reboot. As a result, every time victim reboots his/hers computer, he is continuously interrupted by fake system scanners, alerts and notifications. All these messages are identical and report something like that:
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
HOW TO REMOVE WINDOWS SECURE WEB PATCH?
As you can see, Windows Secure Web Patch tries to make you believe that you are dangerously infected. However, all these alerts, pop-ups and notifications reporting about ‘infected files’ misleadingly list invented or harmless system files. If you don’t want to lose programs that are important to have on your computer, you are NOT recommend to remove these files that are displayed on Windows Secure Web Patch alerts. In addition, you should note that this rogue may also stop legitimate programs running on machine, like anti-virus and anti-spyware software. This is done for trying to prevent its removal. However, you can remove Windows Secure Web Patch after you kill its randomly named processes. In addition, we recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-malware program Reimage that has all virus fixes for FakeVimes.
Windows Secure Web Patch manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "ID" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution OptionsashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsdivx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsplatin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionstapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionszapsetup3001.exe
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