How to Get Rid of XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware Antivirus?Â Random Name Changing Antivirus XP Vista Win 7 pw.exe Get rid of pw.exe
XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 AntimalwareÂ are not real antispyware programs rather they themselves a spyware, more precisely a new kind of rogue antispyware program the changes the name dynamically from time to time. The actual process or executable name is pw.exe.
This program is distributed with the help of trojans. When the trojan is started, it will automatically download and install XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware onto your computer without your consent and knowledge and configure it to run when you start Windows.
While XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware is running, it will block the ability to run any programs as a method to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malware.
Windows XP - Random Name Changing virus names would be either one of the below names
XP Antispyware, XP Antispyware 2011, XP Security, XP Security 2011, XP Internet Security, XP Internet Security 2011, XP Antimalware, XP Antimalware 2011, XP Guard
Windows Vista - Random Name Changing virus names would be either one of the below names
Vista Antispyware, Vista Antispyware 2011, Vista Security, Vista Security 2011, Vista Internet Security, Vista Internet Security 2011, Vista Antimalware, Vista Antimalware 2011, Vista Guard
Win 7 - Random Name Changing virus names would be either one of the below names
Win 7 Antispyware, Win 7 Antispyware 2011, Win 7 Security, Win 7 Security 2011, Win 7 Internet Security, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Antimalware, Win 7 Antimalware 2011, Win 7 Guard
Some of the random fake warnings shown by the above listed antivirus are
XP Antispyware 2011 Firewall Alert
XP Antispyware 2011 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan.
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely perform a security scan and deletion now.
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
- Dangerous code found in this site's pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
- Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
- Spyware infections in your system
- Complaints from other users about this site.
- Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
- Get a copy of Vista Antispyware 2011 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
- Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
- Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS
Understand these are all fake alerts and make sure you do not take any action on these warning messages. Follow the below instructions to clean up these fake antivirus and its alerts.
How to remove XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware manually
Remove the following files and registry entries. If you do not have sufficient expertise in dealing with computer files, folders, processes, DLL files, services & registry entries, please take help from some one who can does this for you because manual deletion is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure that the deletion of the spyware antivirus is complete
Easiest way is to Get Reimage key by going to PC Reimage in order to remove XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware.
Impacted Registry Entries, Files and Folders.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pezfile\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe" /START "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
Files & Folders
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\opRSK
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\pw.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\MSASCui.exe
Windows 2000/XP - C:\Documents and Settings\
Windows Vista/7 - C:\Users\
Now coming back on How to Get Rid of XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware, you need a solid program to fix the damages, the rogue has caused. It alters files, folders, permissions and registry keys completely....to revive your PC from malicious trojans that may still reside and make your PC slow and to stop from getting re-infected.
In order to get rid of XP Security OR Vista Antispyware 2011 OR Win 7 Antimalware completely, start your PC in safe mode with networking. If you can't run the IE, then you should repair the proxy settings of Internet Explorer.
Run Internet Explorer,
Click Tools -> Internet Options
Select Connections Tab
Click LAN Settings button.
Uncheck "Use a proxy server" box. Click OK.
And go to http://pcreimage.cz.cc/ to run a Scan.
Reimage works by comparing each and every OS system files with the correct files from a web repository of 25 million Windows components. (Since Reimage works by comparing with correct file, it can easily find the hiding rootkit, infact this is what a rootkit remover does dump a list of files from your hard disk drive and compares it with the list from the recovery console in order to find a hiding virus) This is the sole reason you can get a PC as good as new once you run Reimage, all other antivirus and antimalware programs just delete the virusâ€¦.but they don't correct the damageâ€¦which results in re-infection and slow performing PC.
Reimage first scans your computer thoroughly; all the files, folders, registry keys and values, drivers, software, stacks and then either repair or remove those stuffs that should be there. But it's not just that it does. They have an enormous web repository of application, drivers, system objects, etc. from where they compare your PC's files and if corrupted replace it with the healthy ones.About the Author:
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