ErrorSweeper

ErrorSweeper was first release in January of 2008 and manage to get back now with a newly designed graphical user interface and probably utilizing a modern approach in distributing itself. This program was already included in the lists of rogue program because of cheating potential customers about the effectiveness of the software. ErrorSweeper will scan computer and display detected threats and system errors that were not really present just to prove its value.

While it’s scans computer for viruses and errors, at the same time it was also promoting itself using prompts and pop-up that advise computer users about the importance of buying the registered version. ErrorSweeper is a program you must avoid being on your system. A quick removal of it is necessary using known anti-virus and anti-malware programs that are available either free or in licensed version. With this legal program, you will know that you will get your money’s worth.

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errorsweeper

Technical Details and Additional Information:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP

Characteristics (Analysis)
ErrorSweeper is a rogue program. Unlike Trojans and viruses, rogues do not reproduce once it enters the system. Typically, a Trojan infection may lead victim into this rogue application. Trojans will alter Internet browser configuration and redirect it to a malicious web site that host the installation file of ErrorSweeper.

Malware Behavior
Just as any fake anti-virus programs, ErrorSweeper attempts to mislead victims by exhibiting a number of fake security alerts. It also shows several infected files found on the system through its own virus scan simulation. These detected threats are fake and do not exist on the computer.

How to Remove ErrorSweeper

1. Kill any running process that belongs to ErrorSweeper.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for the following files and click End Task.
ErrorSweeper.exe

2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete the following:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ErrorSweeper\"ErrorSweeper" = "%ProgramFiles%\ErrorSweeper\ErrorSweeper.exe"
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.

3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please Update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

4. Delete all files dropped by ErrorSweeper.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Associated Files and Folders.'

Alternative Removal Method for ErrorSweeper

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

If ErrorSweeper enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before ErrorSweeper infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.

Option 2 : ErrorSweeper manual uninstall guide

IMPORTANT! Manual removal of ErrorSweeper requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.

1. Kill any running process that belongs to ErrorSweeper.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for ErrorSweeper files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.

End Task

2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.

Run Regedit

3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

4. Delete all files dropped by ErrorSweeper.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.

Technical Reference

Associated Files and Folders:Added Registry Entries: