Windows Virus Hunter
This is a removal guide for Windows Virus Hunter. Follow carefully the procedure on this page to uninstall Windows Virus Hunter from an infected computer.
Windows Virus Hunter is a computer threat that mimics how real antivirus programs guard the PC. Although the activity may look real, you should understand that it is just a presentation running on the computer. It is not running a proper virus scanning. In addition, all threats it will provide are fictitious. None of them really exists on the computer. You must remember that rogue programs are deceitful type of software that has a goal of selling itself through fraud tactics.
The most common way of intrusion by Windows Virus Hunter is via Trojan Downloader. By using a Trojan, authors of this malware make sure that it can penetrate a computer easily. By taking advantage of software faults, they can simply sneak inside a target system without any difficulty. Then, it directly hit the registry that allows Windows Virus Hunter to run when Windows starts.
With the malware loaded on the computer, it can overpower any installed software, including your existing antivirus program. Windows Virus Hunter will halt its operation. Moreover, this malware also blocks your Internet access to antivirus web sites and prevents downloading of needed update for your security software in place. Thus, you will have a tough way to remove Windows Virus Hunter.
In order to delete this malware without going through the long process, just follow the guide on this page. This procedure not only removes Windows Virus Hunter, but also all components that come with the Trojan Downloader.
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
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How to Remove Windows Virus Hunter
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 Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter.
10. Restart your computer.
Note: If Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter.
- 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.