Windows Virtual Security
To remove Windows Virtual Security virus from an infected computer, you need to follow the guide on this page, download recommended tool, and run a complete scan.
Rogue is the simplest way to describe Windows Virtual Security. This computer virus pretends to be a useful program so that it can deceive users and persuade them to buy the full version of it. Obtaining Windows Virtual Security is a waste of money. Remember that rogue software is mainly created as moneymaking device for cyber criminals. It is not capable of removing any kind of threat neither protecting the PC against security risks.
If you ever come face to face with Windows Virtual Security, you need to accept the fact that your computer is in peril. This malware is really dangerous and can cause a lot of harm on your PC. If you neglect removing it sooner, there is a great chance that it may bring greater damage. Aside for ruling your system and pretending as antivirus program, Windows Virtual Security has other functions. It is engage in identity theft, which will steal banking and online accounts of its victims. However, you must know the main objective of this threat is to earn money through online fraud. Once it enters the system, stopping it seems to be impossible. Even your installed antivirus program can be rendered useless by this malware.
It is not hopeless yet. There is one way to get rid of the threat even though Windows Virtual Security has overcome your PC. The best solution is to use anti-malware program that not only uninstall the fake software but also remove Trojans and viruses that is bundled with it.
Screenshot Image of Windows Virtual Security:
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
How to Remove Windows Virtual Security
Activating Windows Virtual Security
Windows Virtual Security will block running of any programs. It also prevents access to Internet particularly anti-virus web sites. Execution of Windows tools like Task Manager, Registry Editor and Control Panel is similarly block by the rogue program. Activating the program using the registration key below will regain access to the mentioned services.
Activation Code: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020
Once activated, downloading of necessary program to scan and remove Windows Virtual Security is now possible.
Windows Virtual Security Manual Removal Procedure
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Windows Virtual Security.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for the following files and click End Task.
Protector-(random 3 characters).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:
- 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 Security.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Associated Files and Folders.'
Windows Virtual Security Removal ToolFor automatic removal of this malware, please click here to download anti-malware tool. There are instances that Trojan will block the downloading of our recommended tool. On this situation, please download the file from a clean computer. Rename the file before installing it on the infected system.
Alternative Removal Method for Windows Virtual Security
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Virtual 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 Virtual 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.