Windows Interactive Safety
On this page is an effective solution to remove Windows Interactive Safety. Also provided is a free tool to uninstall the rogue program from an infected computer.
Windows Interactive Safety is a member of FakeVimes family of malware. This group is notorious for providing huge number of rogue antivirus software. It is utilizing a Trojan to spread product globally via the Internet. Regularly, the Trojan attempts to spot security weaknesses on the target computer. Taking advantage of this flaw will let the Trojan to download and install a copy of Windows Interactive Safety without user’s consent.
When the fake antivirus is loaded, it commits several changes. Adding registry entries, dropping of files and tweaking browser default settings are just some task it may execute. Through these changes, the malware also gains start-up space, which allows it to run each time MS Windows starts.
It is very noticeable whether PC is infected with Windows Interactive Safety. The malware use to run virus scan right after your Windows log-on. Then, it will provide questionable results showing dozens of identified threat. Lastly, it forces you to clean the threats by paying for the full version of Windows Interactive Safety.
There is no need to spend for this useless program. Cleaning the computer, much more removing rogue product doesn’t have to be expensive and complex. For that reason, we have outlined an easy to follow Windows Interactive Safety removal procedure below.
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7[cf]regis[/cf] [cf]files[/cf]
How to Remove Windows Interactive Safety
Boot Windows in Safe Mode With Networking
1. First thing to do is to reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking to avoid Windows Interactive Safety from loading at start-up. You may want to print this procedure as we have to restart the computer to complete the removal process.
- Restart the computer.
- Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
- It will display an Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Windows will now start in Safe Mode.
Windows Interactive Safety Removal Tool
2. Download anti-malware program here and save it on your Desktop or any location on your PC.
3. When finish downloading, double-click on the file to install the application.
4. Follow the prompts and install with default configuration.
5. Before the installation completes, check prompts that software will run and update on itself.
6. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
7. When finished updating, the tool will run. Select Perform full scan on main screen to check your computer thoroughly.
8. When scanning is finished click on Show Results.
9. Make sure that all detected threats are checked, click on Remove Selected. This will delete all files and registry entries that belongs to Windows Interactive Safety.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Interactive Safety prevents mbam-setup.exe from downloading. Download the software from another computer. Renaming it to something like 'anything.exe' can help elude the malware.
Alternative Removal Method for Windows Interactive Safety
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Interactive Safety 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 Windows Interactive Safety 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 : Windows Interactive Safety manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Interactive Safety 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 Windows Interactive Safety.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Interactive Safety files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
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.
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 Windows Interactive Safety.
- 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.