Windows Custom Settings – fake system optimizer. How to uninstall Windows Custom Settings malware
We herewith strongly emphasize you to stay away from Windows Custom Settings program. This is indeed the tool that you should not tolerate on your machine. Are you still thinking of buying it? Never do it! If you really care for the security of your PC, if you are not the personality who wastes money for useless tools then you should not buy Windows Custom Settings, cause this is the malware application elaborated to ruin your PC.
Moreover, Windows Custom Settings has the purpose to snatch as many funds from you as it can. This is done by means of tricking, fooling and deceiving users. Don’t forget that Windows Custom Settings is distributed and installed in the form of bogus Microsoft Security Essential Alerts. As soon as their goal is reached users would see the main program window of Windows Custom Settings in front of their screen. The very fact that Windows Custom Settings interfered into your computer means that the security settings of your machine require substantial enhancement. In addition, you should be watchful with what sites you visit, that items over the Internet you click and what programs you tend to download. There is, beyond any doubt, a lot of garbage in the Internet which is designed to have a similarity of some decent tool. However, many of such applications (and Windows Custom Settings is one of them) are simply the shameless forgeries and nothing really serious.
Windows Custom Settings runs bogus scan of your system after it is successfully installed and after your system is restarted. After these bogus scans Windows Custom Settings initiates bogus report about all kinds of problems, errors and bugs with your PC. Remember that all of them are fabricated and should not be trusted. Be not scared with these fake reports of Windows Custom Settings and be not tricked with Windows Custom Settings’s promises to repair them if you obtain its full version. The only aim of Windows Custom Settings is to persuade you to pay money for it. Windows Custom Settings cannot deal with real problems when they indeed occur. Windows Custom Settings will not make your system function better.
The final resolution for this newsletter is as follows: do not ever buy Windows Custom Settings virus. Delete it at once if you do not want to have further problems with your computer. We recommend automatic removal using certain reliable anti-virus tool. Alternatively, you may choose manual removal of this pest.
Windows Custom Settings virus automatic uninstall guide:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Custom Settings virus several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is required because Windows Custom Settings blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to launch 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.
Warning! Depending on the Operating System of your PC, %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 needs to 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 Custom Settings malware (possibly with the icon of *avi file), having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your preference and restart your PC. Upon the system restart Windows Tweaking Utility 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 Custom Settings scam is similar to the removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown in the video below:
Windows Custom Settings virus manual uninstall guide:
Delete Windows Custom Settings virus files:
Delete Windows Custom Settings virus registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”