Thursday, June 14, 2012

Complete the Removal of Windows Active Defender fake antivirus and set your PC free of viruses

Windows Active Defender  brands any computer system as badly and even deadly infected.
There is a scintilla of truth in its assessment as any PC tolerating its misleading popups is definitely unprotected, at least against evidently misleading web-advertisements.
The rogue is classified as a misleading adware , for it advertises its own virtues that do not exist just like such facilities of it as a free scanner. Another categorization refers to the nature of the application it pretends to be and to the malicious intents it has: rogue antispyware.
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 Signs of Windows Active Defender infection \ related rootkit infection:
  • Critical RAM usage. Unknown system processes with random names;
  • Users can't open or install legitimate antivirus \ antispyware software;
  • Browser redirections and search engine redirections (Rootkit activity);
  • Fake Security alerts and PC slowdowns.

How to Remove Windows Active Defender Virus for free?

Windows Active Defender does its best to interfere with other programs, especially if suspects these programs are its remover. However, a good solution is the one that does not allow any viruses to block it, at least after some steps aimed at applying security restrictions to illegal applications.
The below guide explains automated and manual removal of the rogue, including the situations when the cleaning solution is banned by malware on the stage of downloading, installing and functioning.

-  Automatic Removal

This is the best way to get rid of Windows Active Defender. True system security will free-scan your PC using advanced and common identification routines. That is a guarantee of every virus and counterfeit identification followed by extermination.
The sequence of actions below gradually shows how to properly remove Windows Active Defender:

1. Launch PC reboot; prior to the beginning of system loading keep pressing continuously or tapping F8 until entering boot options list.

2. Once in the Boot Menu, please use arrow keys to choose Safe Mode with Networking, strike Enter to load Windows in the selected configuration.
Windows 7 Security 2012 is normally unable to start and perform any actions in the suggested mode. In case it nevertheless is running, please click here: Process Explorer. Save the downloaded program to your PC under the following filename: "explorer.exe".
Launch explorer.exe (Process Explorer) to terminate running processes of the malware in question. That is the way to ensure Windows Active Defender is idle, thus helpless, so that its deletion is no longer a challenge.

3. Once Windows Active Defender is idle, i.e. not a single process of the rogue is being executed, follow the link below:

The solution has in its disposal extended descriptive database of infections, as well as applies behavioral, heuristic and uncommon routines to leave no chance for a single rogue survival.
Download of Spyware Doctor is to be followed by its installation. Once the installation is complete, it is strongly recommended to regularily update your antivirus to enable its using latest descriptions and methods.
Start and run Spyware Doctor choosing Full Scan in its menu. This will detect every infection on your PC. Keep using the tool to dispose of all the detected pests. This will certainly cover Windows Active Defender so that its removal problem will be solved!

Manual Removal

To be honest, manual removal is not an easy job, though the complexity varies from case to case. Furthermore, any mistake due to mistyping or choosing wrong folder might cause great damage. To remove Windows Active Defender using no automated tool as assistance it is necessary to manually exterminate files constituting the rogue. This poses a real challenge to users of average skills, needless to say of the IT dummies.
The procedures below describe the actions to be taken to remove Windows Active Defender manually:

1. Restart in Safe Mode with Networking
2. Launch Registry Editor by going to Start. Choose Run, then enter Regedit in the box generated on clicking Run, click OK or strike Enter key.
As you are in Registry Editor, remove the keys specified below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-4-27_2″
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “tovvhgxtud”
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\[random].exe
Please beware of importance of legitimate keys. Make sure the entries you are removing match the values specified above exactly so that useful registry values remain intact.

3. Registry cleanup is inevitable preliminary to be followed by extermination of the basis of any program, its files. The objects below are subject to extermination without any exception.
%AppData%\Protector-[random 3 characters].exe
%AppData%\Protector-[random 4 characters].exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Active Defender.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Active Defender.lnk
Do not be in haste when performing the removal to prevent casual mistakes. Malware authors would not waste such plain opportunity of bewildering the removers of their creatures as assigning names of striking resemblance to critically important files to its own constituents.
The manual guide is updated to the best of the guide author knowledge and belief. However, malware updates might make the malware evolve faster than the guide is updated, which is incredibly unlikely case when using the automatic removal guide.
If you need further advice, please specify your query in the comment below. Your request will certainly be considered and, if corresponds to the subject matter, responded in shortest terms. Thank you for your taking care of your computer security!

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