Windows Malware Firewall
This page contains removal guide and tools for Windows Malware Firewall. You need to remove this rogue program from the computer to prevent further damage.
Windows Malware Firewall is another computer parasite that will imitate the manners of a real antivirus program hoping to catch a victim. This malware aims to win your trust by showing an attractive design interface matching with a worthy title. It is part of the rogue program family that combines “Windows” with other security phrases on its title. This way, it can have an appealing title to deceive its victim. Once you fall into the trap, authors of this malware may have higher chance of stealing money from you.
Spam email messages bundled with a Trojan are the common method to spread Windows Malware Firewall. Unsuspecting users who executes the attached file did not know that the action could download the threat from a distant server. Thus, Windows Malware Firewall will load into the computer without users consent.
Once the malware is present on the computer, it will act aggressively and produce many misleading warnings. It states that viruses are found or intrusion attempts are detected and other scary things that can fret computer users. Windows Malware Firewall will also run a virus scan by itself only to detect threats on legitimate system files. You should not take this detection seriously. It is a trick by the malware to persuade you into buying the paid version of Windows Malware Firewall.
If you want to remove threats on the computer, you need to deal with the rogue program first. That is no other thing than Windows Malware Firewall. Removing this malware does not require you to buy its full product version. All you have to do is follow the guide on this page and use our recommended tool to get rid of the infection.
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 Malware Firewall
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 Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall.
- 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.