Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Remove Windows Prime BoosterRemove Windows Prime Booster

Windows Prime Booster Removal Guide
Windows Prime Booster is a fake antivirus program that cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware or trojan. However, Windows Prime Booster. pretends to be a legitimate antivirus which can protect computers from the attack malwares. Once Windows Prime Booster is installed on the computer, it will start automatically when Windows boot. Then Windows Prime Booster will do a fake scan on the computer and will definitely scare the user with pop ups which shows that the computer has been infected by a lot of malwares. Windows Prime Booster will repeatedly shows the pop ups to urge the user to purchase the full version of Windows Prime Booster so that to remove all the threats. However, Windows Prime Booster cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware and trojan.

Windows Prime Booster can be removed by stopping the processes and removing the files ([random].exe) by using Emsisoft HiJackFree. Then the user should remove the registry entries added or modified by Windows Prime Booster shown in the removal guide below. Windows Prime Booster DLL Files should be unregistered too (see removal guide). All files related to Windows Prime Booster must be deleted. 

Windows Prime Booster provide fake feature such as Home, Firewall, Automatic updates, Antivirus Protection, Anti-Phishing, Advanced Process Control, Autorun Manager, Service Manager, All-in-One Suite, Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Custom Scan, History, Settings, etc. All of them cannot protect the computer from any kind of malware.

Windows Prime Booster should be removed immediately!

Windows Prime Booster Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\safe-[random].exe"
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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = "0"

Remove Folders and Files
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Prime Booster.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Prime Booster.lnk

File Location Notes:

%UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7/8, and c:\winnt\profiles\[Current User] for Windows NT.

%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.

%CommonStartMenu% refers to the Windows Start Menu for All Users. Any programs or files located in the All Users Start menu will appear in the Start Menu for all user accounts on the computer. For Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 it is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\.

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