Windows Interactive Security
Follow the procedure on this page to remove Windows Interactive Security. Uninstall the malware quickly before it can add more damage to the system.
Windows Interactive Security brings nothing but trouble to a computer where it is installed. Although it may sound like real antivirus software, it was mainly created to deceive computer users. This malware is in guise of a security program so that it may convince user to pay for the registered version of it.
Most of the time, this fake antivirus will come inside the PC without user’s knowledge. They are spread essentially through Trojans and Backdoor infections. There are also instances that user is aware of its installation. It materializes when victims clicked on special links that are contained within spam email messages. Victims will be brought to fake online virus scanner pages, which will display fake warnings right away. It states that computer is suffering from virus and Trojan infection. Then, it prompts to remove these threats by downloading and installing Windows Interactive Security. In the end, the acquired program just aggravates the situation. In fact, it will hold the computer as hostage until owner has purchased the registration code for the malware.
If you think that buying a key for distrusted program like Windows Interactive Security can help resolve issues then you are mistaken. It will just cause the consumer extra pain when the developer extracted sensitive data from the online transaction. It could be use for online illegal activities. Thus, we highly suggest no to purchase unknown product. If you want to remove rogue software, scanning the computer with a genuine anti-malware is the best answer.
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 Security
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 Security 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 Security 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 Security.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Interactive Security 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 Security
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Interactive Security 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 Security 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 Security manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Interactive Security 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 Security.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Interactive Security 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 Security.
- 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.