Windows Software Protection scam. How to get rid of Windows Software Protection bogus anti-spyware tool
We would like to take this opportunity and warn you of Windows Software Protection. Upon the detailed analysis of this program it became clear that this is a fake and scam anti-virus device that is targeting plenty of PCs worldwide. You need to be on alert with it, cause once this infection comes inside of your PC it will present a fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert that states that it has identified some Unknown Win32/Trojan on your PC. At the same time, this is just a bunch of lies.
Soon this scareware would pretend running some scan of your PC, which will claim that some specific file has the infection called Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a. You would afterwards be suggested to install Windows Software Protection in order to remove the detected viruses. If you agree to this offer (which, by the way, gives no other alternatives for you) and press OK button with your mouse, the scam will bring itself and install Windows Software Protection and then restart your computer. Later on it will start its “housewarming” inside of your computer.
It should be stated that during PC reboot you will encounter the Windows Software Protection screen before your common Windows desktop is shown. It then pushes you to scan your machine, which will state that your PC is seriously infected with plenty of threats. For return to regular Windows screen, you will need to close Windows Software Protection program upon completion of its pretended scan. Thus it is quite obvious by this time that this program is nothing but a total scareware since it is greatly affecting the regular functioning of your PC until you make the decision to purchase it. It goes without saying that you should keep out from buying this application, cause now you know how deceptive it really is.
Another thing about this program is that it tends to show fabricated security alerts that are applied in order to make you think your system has some crucial errors. Similar to the fake scan reports, all such these alerts are also not worth paying attention to. They are just used to make you purchase the scam. Thus, please completely ignore all of them.
To make the long story short, Windows Software Protection was elaborated in order to convince you that your PC has a serious security issue so that you will then purchase this application. Its only aim is to get your money – without giving anything good back. Please do not purchase Windows Software Protection. Please go to some reputable anti-virus program for deletion of this scam from your PC once and for all. As an option, you may get the benefit of our manual removal guidelines provided herein.
Windows Software Protection automatic remover:
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
Attention!!! The video given below shows the removal process of Windows Health Center virus described in one of our previous posts. Please be advised that removal of Windows Software Protection is similar to the removal procedure shown in this video.
Windows Software Protection manual removal guide:
Delete Windows Software Protection files:
Delete Windows Software Protection registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”