Windows Virtual Firewall
Windows Virtual Firewall is a rogue security product that attempts to steal money from its victims by using deceitful information. Remove this malware from the PC before it can cause further damages to system files.
Windows Virtual Firewall may look like good security software that you can rely on. However, in real world of computer security, it is tagged as another virus that pretends to be useful. This fake software is commonly called as rogue program. Everything you can witness from this malware is fake. Pop-up alerts, security warnings and virus scan results it may display are fabricated. It is the sole goal of its authors to mislead you and makes you believe that the PC is under virus attack. In this trick, makers of rogue program can easily persuade you to purchase the paid version of Windows Virtual Firewall.
One thing to remember when dealing with this type of malware is to ignore all prompts it may throw at you. It is a trap. Once you clicked on it, your web browser will be redirected to payment processor when it will ask for your credit card details. Once you do this, you will be a victim of identity theft. Attackers may use your credentials for other illegal online activities. Might as well, they debit your account with excess charges other than payment for the license key of Windows Virtual Firewall.
It is critical that you remove this malware if symptoms are seen. Getting rid of Windows Virtual Firewall at an early stage of infection prevents further damage on the computer. Follow a simple guide below to uninstall Windows Virtual Firewall from the infected PC without the need to pay for this malware.
Also Detected As:
Trojan/Win32.FakeAV, TR/Fraud.Gen8, HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic, FakeAlert-PJ.gen.bn, Win32/Adware.WintionalityChecker.AF,
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 Virtual 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 Virtual 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 Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Virtual 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 Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Virtual 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 Virtual 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.