How to remove Windows Express Settings virus

andy | February 22, 2011

We would like to urgently warn you about another malware that has just appeared in the Web. This time it is called Windows Express Settings, and right now there are many users whose PCs are infected with this junkware. The only wise solution for you would be to get rid of Windows Express Settings immediately, at the very first encounter of it.


Windows Express Settings

Windows Express Settings

Windows Express Settings scam violates all privacy restrictions available on your computer, and thus the trojans spreading it penetrate inside without your knowledge or approval. It has become quite common that the viruses of such type interfere into computers via fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. However, we would like to warn you once again that they are far away from the truth, and thus they must be entirely disregarded and ignored. Such fake Microsoft Security Essential Alerts are used in order to hide the actual goals of Windows Express Settings malware. It is ridiculous that such fake Microsoft Security Essential Alerts sort of push you to proceed with Windows Express Settings installation process, and thus you have to click the buttons it offers for you to click. Then Windows Express Settings would ask you to reboot your PC without giving any other options, and here it comes – Windows Express Settings windows instead of your normal desktop theme upon PC restart. Immediately, after the system reboot, Windows Express Settings would commence some fictitious system scan, detecting lots of threats and other system vulnerabilities inside of your machine. Then Windows Express Settings virus would offer itself as the only remedy for elimination of all detected problems and threats. However, it would not do it without you first paying for it. The truth of the matter is that Windows Express Settings is not capable at all of rendering you any kind of security protection that your system requires so badly. Remember that Windows Express Settings is the virus by itself, and thus you need to take all the necessary measures and to delete Windows Express Settings without loitering.

Below please find the removal instructions for removal of Windows Express Settings virus from your computer. Make sure to read all of them attentively before either automatic or manual removal of this malware.

Windows Express Settings automatic remover:

Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Express Settings several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Express Settings blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to prevent this blockage please take the following sequence of steps:
1. Make sure that your Operating System is tuned up in such a mode that hidden files and folders of your PC are viewable. The instruction on how to do it can be found here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista/7.
2. Choose “View” tab in the window that appeared, and in the advanced settings choose the option “Show hidden files and folders”. Press OK.
3. Go to the folder %User Profile%Application Data.

Important! Depending on the Operating System of your computer, %UserProfile% stands for C:Documents and Settings[Current User] for Windows XP and C:Users[Current User] for Windows Vista/7.

In other words, the folder that should be opened is as follows, depending on the operating system:
%SysDrive%Documents and Settings[Current User]Application Data for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data for Windows Vista/7.

In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Express Settings, having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your choice and restart your computer. Upon the system restart Windows Express Settings will no longer block your Internet browser.
5. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected computer, install it and run it.

Windows Express Settings manual removal guide:

Delete Windows Express Settings files:
%AppData%[random].exe

Delete Windows Express Settings registry entries:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonShell “%AppData%[random].exe”

4 Comments

  1. Remove Windows Express Settings says:

    Thank you VERY much for this guide! Exelent job! It helped me to prevent this crap!!!

  2. Worked perfectly – thank you so much!!

  3. ליין says:

    שלום לכם המחשב שלי כבר נגוע בחרה הזה אין לי חשק לפרמט

    עזרו לי מה עושים ?? העברתי את התוכנה מה מחשב השני למה שנגוע ולא פותח לי

  4. simon says:

    jag fattar inte hur man gör plz hjälp någon

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