Windows Accelerator Pro

Windows Accelerator Pro Description

Windows Accelerator Pro Screenshot 1Windows Accelerator Pro is a fake anti-malware product based on the Rogue.FakeVimes, Win32/FakeVimes or, simply, FakeVimes family. Typical members of this family, including Windows Accelerator Pro, tend to redirect your Web browser and block other applications while on their quest to convince you that your PC is under attack from threats that only they can contain. Since Windows Accelerator Pro and its kin don’t have any real intentions of protecting your PC from threatening software, removing Windows Accelerator Pro is the obvious and encouraged solution offered by malware researchers.

When Your PC Appears to Be Accelerating Rapidly Towards Non-Functionality

Windows Accelerator Pro is disguised as a generic anti-malware and system optimization scanner, but Windows Accelerator Pro is completely incapable of providing authentic scan results. Since Windows Accelerator Pro’s main intention is to make money off of potentially ignorant PC users, Windows Accelerator Pro regularly launches warning messages that are meant to resemble the security alerts of real anti-malware programs upon the detection of high-level threats, such as keyloggers, worms or banking Trojans. Information originating from Windows Accelerator Pro always can be considered fraudulent, and malware experts would emphasize the important of identifying Windows Accelerator Pro’s alerts, separately from the alerts of your native security programs.

Windows Accelerator Pro’s fake system information may be how Windows Accelerator Pro convinces you to spend money on registering Windows Accelerator Pro, but these attacks are relatively ignorable, when compared to its other functions:
  • Blocking other programs so that they can’t be launched. Windows Accelerator Pro may run another program instead of the intended one, or simply terminate the program’s memory process immediately.
  • Hijacking your Web browser. Hijacks may both display fake error messages and block any visits to PC security websites.

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    Usually, any browsers that aren’t modified for hijacks may be blocked, as per the above attack.

Putting the Brakes on Windows Accelerator Pro

Because Windows Accelerator Pro only is a ‘pro’ at harming your PC’s security, you never should purchase Windows Accelerator Pro or take any of its advice at face value. Even if accomplishing it requires a few roundabout anti-malware techniques, deleting Windows Accelerator Pro is necessary for your PC’s basic safety. Boot your PC in Safe Mode or, if that’s insufficient, use a USB thumb drive to load a backup OS. This should allow you to use any good anti-malware program you prefer to remove Windows Accelerator Pro.

Malware experts don’t recommend removing Windows Accelerator Pro lacking such tools, because of the risk of Windows Accelerator Pro being installed along with multiple other types of risky software. This is typical for the FakeVimes family, which rotates through new members extremely rapidly. Some of the other members that malware experts have seen include Internet Security Suite, Windows Security Renewal, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Pro Defence Kit, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Maintenance Guard, Windows Virtual Security, Windows Premium Guard, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Smart Engine, Windows Turnkey Console, PrivacyGuard PRO, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Antivirus Master, Windows Efficiency Master, Windows Private Shield, Windows Pro Safety, Windows Shielding Utility, Windows High-End Protection, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Prime Shield, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Windows Premium Console, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Debug Center, VirusSecurity, Windows Managing System, Live Enterprise Suite, XP Smart Security, Windows Custom Management, Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows Virus Hunter, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Guardian Angel, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows Advanced Security Center, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Internet Booster, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Paramount Protection, My Security Engine, Enterprise Suite, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Security Master AV and Windows Protection Booster.

Windows Accelerator Pro Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Windows Accelerator Pro? To safely & quickly detect Windows Accelerator Pro we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Visual & GUI Characteristics

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 Windows Accelerator Pro.lnk 253
    2 %Appdata%\result1.db 69
    3 %Appdata%\guard-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe 62
    4 guard-dwtq.exe 6
    5 %AppData%\guard[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe 3
Posted: December 28, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 162

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