Monday, December 2, 2013

Remove Windows Active HotSpotRemove Windows Active HotSpot

Remove Windows Active HotSpot
Windows Active HotSpot is a fake antivirus program which intend to urge the user whose computer is infected by Windows Active HotSpot to purchase the full version of Windows Active HotSpot. Windows Active HotSpot produces fake alert in order to cheat the user. Windows Active HotSpot installs into the computer without the confirmation of the user and configure itself to start automatically when windows boot. Windows Active HotSpot will then scan the computer and state that there are many malware in the computer and ask the user to purchase full version of Windows Active HotSpot to remove all the malwares.

Windows Active HotSpot provide fake features such as Firewall, Automatic Update, Antivirus Protection, Anti-Phising, Advanced Process Control, Autorun Manager, Service Manager, All-in-one Suite, Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Custom Scan etc. All of them cannot protect the computer from any kind of malware.

Windows Active HotSpot is a scareware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it does not allow you to access your Windows desktop, automatically terminates legitimate applications, and displays false scan results and security alerts that are designed to scare you into purchasing the program. This program will also be configured to start automatically before your Windows desktop is shown, which makes your computer unusable until the infection is removed. Windows Active HotSpot is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

Windows Active HotSpot can be removed by stopping its processes

Windows Active HotSpot should be removed immediately!

Windows Active HotSpot Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "GuardSoftware" = "%AppData%\guard-toiy.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell"="C:\\Users\\User\\AppData\\Roaming\\guard-fvtb.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation"=1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe "Debugger"="svchost.exe"

Remove Folders ad Files

File Location Notes:
%AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User]\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\[Current User]\AppData\Roaming.

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