Saturday, March 1, 2014

Remove Windows Antivirus HelperRemove Windows Antivirus Helper

Remove Windows Antivirus Helper
Windows Antivirus Helper is a fake antivirus program that look like a legitimate antivirus such as Kaspersky Antivirus which can protect the computer from the attack of viruses, malwares or trojans. However, Windows Antivirus Helper cannot detect and remove any kind of virus, malware or trojan on the computer. When Windows Antivirus Helper is installed in the computer, it will start automatically when Windows boot and then will do a fake scan on the computer and will surely scare the user with pop ups which show that the computer has been infected by a lot of malwares, viruses and trojans. Do not believe any pop ups shown by Windows Antivirus Helper. Windows Antivirus Helper will recommend the user to purchase the full version of Windows Antivirus Helper in order to remove all the detected threats. Do not buy Windows Antivirus Helper as it can do nothing.

Windows Antivirus Helper provide fake features such as 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 computer from any kind of malwares.

Windows Antivirus Helper can be removed by stop processes and kill all files with random name in the hard drives. The user also must remove the autorun setting added by Windows Antivirus Helper. These can be done by using Emsisoft HiJackFree.

Windows Antivirus Helper should be removed immediately!

Windows Antivirus Helper Removal Guide
Kill Process
(How to kill a process effectively?)

Delete Registry
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MS-SEC" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ZSFT" = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = 22.sys
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%\svc-[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 Antivirus Helper.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Antivirus Helper.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.

%AllUsersProfile% refers to the All Users Profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users for Windows 2000/XP and C:\ProgramData\ for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

%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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