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Remove Windows Security Renewal Fraud

Thursday, July 19th 2012 under Security by

If you are having problems with the malicious computer attacker Windows Security Renewal, then you have to know that there is no need to panic. This application is known to be a fake anti-malware tool. It is aimed at infecting you computer and then misleading you into thinking you have to fix your system immediately. Despite the fact that Windows Security Renewal wants to make you think that you have to buy its full version in order to fix your system, the truth is that this fake AV program is not only unable to remove infected files, but it even poses a risk at your computer and information. For this reason, you have to remove Windows Security Renewal immediately.

Windows Security Renewal screenshot

If you see annoying messages to be popping up on your desktop and alarming you about many infected files and threatening system attackers, this is a clear sign that your computer is infected with Windows Security Renewal. The annoying messages displayed by Windows Security Renewal will pop up again and again, even if you try to close them. They will all alarm you about nonexistent errors and problems.


If you want to protect your PC from Windows Security Renewal, you have to know that this deceitful application uses malicious web sites to transfer itself to targeted computers. These compromised web pages claim to offer a free online scan of your system. These sites want to trick you into scanning your system with the fake tool. After the scan, you will be told that you need to download Windows Security Renewal to your PC to fix the numerous errors detected. Do not be tricked into downloading this scam tool and know that if it is present on your PC, you have to remove Windows Security Renewal as soon as possible. Also, you have to avoid using old versions of your programs. Otherwise, Windows Security Renewal uses Trojan-based infections that exploit vulnerabilities in running programs to sneak into your PC.

Windows Security Renewal is known to be a part of the malicious Rogue.FakeVimes family. If your computer is infected with this scam application, you will notice that Windows Security Renewal will load itself immediately on system start up. Then, the fake security tool will mimic a scan of your computer. Although this scan and its final results will seem to be reliable, the truth is that they do not show trustworthy information. Although Windows Security Renewal claims that there are many infected files in your PC that need to be removed immediately, the truth is that all of these files are harmless creations of the fake AV application itself.

Do not be scared into paying for the useless application Windows Security Renewal. Instead, remove Windows Security Renewal as soon as you can and do not allow this harmful attacker to steal your information. Use a legitimate security tool to remove the intruder.

 

How to manually remove Windows Security Renewal:

Kill Windows Security Renewal processes:
Protector-[rnd].exe

 

Delete Windows Security Renewal files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe

 

Remove Windows Security Renewal 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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