How to get rid of Windows Passport Utility fake system optimizer. Uninstall guide
Windows Passport Utility means the scareware application that must not be trusted once identified inside of the workstation. Therefore, if you have become one of its victim do not worry and do not panic, cause this is exactly what the cyber frauds who elaborated Windows Passport Utility want from you – they can’t bear to make you panic and getting scammed with bogus but scary warnings presented by Windows Passport Utility. Do not be tricked by them and entirely disregard all the facts mentioned by Windows Passport Utility junkware. This post is aimed to tell to you how to remove Windows Passport Utility via GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
First of all it should be stated that Windows Passport Utility scareware was initially developed and installs itself through Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. You probably know what this implies. Unpredictably the user faces this Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert at his/her computer desktop telling about some yet unknown “malware” that is attacking his/her PC. So the user is forced to look for some solution to delete this supposedly detected virus. After fake online checkup the same bogus Microsoft Security Essential Alert states that it has been searching and finally identified the remedy in order to get rid of this supposedly identified virus – and this is when the name of Windows Passport Utility malware is first mentioned. Then the user is forced to install this application without even knowing that he/she is in fact downloading and installing the malware. After the forced system restart Windows Passport Utility is in front of the user desktop instead of the normal desktop theme of user’s choice. So, this is exactly how fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts functions. Windows Passport Utility after successful infiltration inside of the attacked PC commences its evil plan – by first initiating fictitious scan of your system asserting to detect many threats and security issues at the end and claiming that Windows Passport Utility itself is the superb solution for deletion of all such supposedly identified infections and removal of security problems. However, you would not be able to do such fake removal of fake errors without first buying the rogue application – that is Windows Passport Utility. Do not be tricked like that. Either you have full or trial version of Windows Passport Utility does not really make any big deal – both of them are totally idle and do not give the required aid in fixing your machine from real security errors and removing actual infections. Thus, do not trust Windows Passport Utility and do not disclose any personal or bank information to it.
We have developed step-by-step uninstall gulde for you to use in order to delete Windows Passport Utility scam device. Make sure to read them carefully and follow our advises. They are effective and simple to understand and apply. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you need aid help on our part.
Windows Passport Utility automatic remover:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Passport Utility several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Windows Passport Utility 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\Microsoft.
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\Microsoft for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows Vista/7.
In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Stability Center (possibly with the icon of *avi file), 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 Stability Center 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.
The procedure for removal of Windows Passport Utility is similar to the removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:
Windows Passport Utility manual removal guide:
Delete Windows Passport Utility files:
Delete Windows Passport Utility registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”