Windows Threats Removing – scam. How to get rid of Windows Threats Removing malware
If you are reading this post this probably means that some way or another you’ve heard about Windows Threats Removing virus. It might be that, regretfully, your PC got infected with this scam called Windows Threats Removing. Do not panic and do not follow the instructions offered by this malicious program. The guidelines stipulated below will help you to remove Windows Threats Removing junkware from your system.
Similar to many of its predecessors, Windows Threats Removing penetrates to PCs by means of fabricated Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. This means that suddenly the user faces such fabricated alert in front of his/her desktop. This alert states about some unknown trojan virus detected by it on your PC. If the user chooses “Cancel” option then this annoying fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert would come up again sooner or later. This is very irritating indeed, so the user is kind of forced to proceed with the installation process of some remedy that can supposedly remove this unknown infection. This fake alert does not give the user any other option, so the user presses the buttons he/she is told, without realizing that by doing so he/she is in fact downloading the virus on the computer. Then the user would be prompted to reboot the PC, and so upon system restart the main interface window of Windows Threats Removing scam is in front of the PC desktop, instead of the common desktop theme. This is when Windows Threats Removing commences its “housewarming” party on the attacked machine – by initiating fake scans with horrifying reports about viruses/security problems detected, throwing up lots of popups, preventing you from using your Internet and even blocking the majority of decent applications from running. The important thing for you is not to be deceived by fake statements given by Windows Threats Removing virus. Even though it claims that your PC is full of infections/security problems, most probably there is just one infection on your system – that is Windows Threats Removing itself. Therefore, do not trust it and do not pay for its full version, because this is the main plot of the game played by Windows Threats Removing fake system optimizer.
The recommendations provided below include both automatic and manual removal guidelines for deletion of Windows Threats Removing scam from your computer. Make sure to read all of them carefully. It is not enough just to run the anti-virus program recommended by us. Please carefully implement all preparatory steps described below in the guide on how to remove Windows Threats Removing scareware. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any assistance on our part.
Windows Threats Removing automatic remover:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Threats Removing several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Threats Removing 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\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 Threats Removing virus (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 Threats Removing 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 Threats Removing is similar to removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:
Windows Threats Removing manual removal guide:
Delete Windows Threats Removing files:
Delete Windows Threats Removing registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”