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Remove Windows Web Combat Scam

Thursday, July 12th 2012 under Security by

One more time hackers proved that their efforts to steal our money and information are endless, and this time this is demonstrated by Windows Web Combat. Although the name of this program promises that this is the right tool in the battle against hackers, this is not ture. On the contrary, this program is harmful, and if you notice its presence on your PC, make sure that you remove Windows Web Combat immediately.

Windows Web Combat screenshot

In order to protect your computer and information from the malicious attacks of this fake security tool, first of all you have to be aware of the symptoms of the presence of this tool. Here are some of them. This program:

  • launches itself immediately on system start up
  • runs system scans without permission
  • displays pop-up warnings
  • blocks genuine programs from running
  • connects to the Internet unexpectedly

This intruder is not only really annoying, but it also puts a risk to your system and information. It is able to attract other deceitful creations of hackers to your PC. As a result of this, your personal and financial details, as well as any files stored on your PC will be accessible to cyber criminals. Hackers will be able to use your information without asking for your permission.


Despite the fact that all of the messages displayed by Windows Web Combat seem to be reliable and warn you about system errors and problems, remember that these messages are just empty threats. There is nothing wrong with your computer, and the only problem is the presence of Windows Web Combat on it.

These are some of the misleading messages displayed:

Warning
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Windows XP USER API Clien: DLL
User32.dll
User32.dll is suspended to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Recommended:
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC.

Do not waste your time thinking how to remove the infected files reported by the fake security program. None of them exist. These files have been created by Windows Web Combat to scare you into believing you need to purchase the full version of the useless tool to delete the compromised files.

In fact, you do not need this scam program. It is very important not to submit any personal or financial information to this tricky software, because otherwise it will send it to hackers. What you have to do if this application has managed to sneak into your PC is remove the infection. This you can do either manually, or with the help of a legitimate AV tool. For inexperienced computer users, it is recommended using automated AV programs in order to get rid of the intruder.

 

How to manually remove Windows Web Combat:

Kill Windows Web Combat processes:
Protector-[rnd].exe

 

Delete Windows Web Combat files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe

 

Remove Windows Web Combat registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector %AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\ID 4
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\UID [rnd]
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe

*SpyHunter’s free scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter’s malware suite to remove the malware threats.

*SpyHunter's free scanner is only for malware detection. If it detects malicious software on your computer, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the detected threats.

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