Windows Antivirus Patch

Windows Antivirus Patch Description

Windows Antivirus Patch Screenshot 1Windows Antivirus Patch, contrary to its name, doesn’t have any genuine or functional anti-virus or security features, although its looks and pop-ups will try to convince you differently. Like other fake anti-virus programs that are classified under Win32/FakeVimes, Windows Antivirus Patch displays inaccurate security information as part of a plan to con you out of money and personal information in the registration process for its software.

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Windows Antivirus Patch’s con artist-related attacks actually are some of the least dangerous functions that Windows Antivirus Patch is designed to include, however, as malware researchers have also found that Windows Antivirus Patch may attack your security settings, disable security-related programs and hijack your web browser. These types of direct attacks against the infected computer’s security necessitate the importance of deleting Windows Antivirus Patch both quickly and thoroughly, with ideal removal methods making use of anti-malware programs that can insure that all of Windows Antivirus Patch’s components and changes are removed.

Windows Antivirus Patch: Neither a Patch Nor an Antivirus Program

Windows Antivirus Patch’s name may evoke pretensions of upgraded Windows security, but Windows Antivirus Patch’s functions don’t even come close to living up to its marketing. As a recent variant of other rogue anti-virus programs, Windows Antivirus Patch can be recognized due to its resemblance to scamware like Windows Protection Booster, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows Process Director, Windows Secure Workshop, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Pro Defence, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Virtual Angel, Windows High-End Protection, Windows Crucial Scanner, Extra Antivirus, Windows Secure Web Patch, Windows Software Keeper, Windows Shielding Utility, Smart Security, Windows Sleek Performance, Windows Internet Booster, Windows Virtual Security, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Windows Custom Safety, Windows Personal Detective, Windows Virtual Protector, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Enterprise Suite, Best Malware Protection, Smart Virus Eliminator, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Processes Accelerator, Total Anti Malware Protection, Windows Custom Management, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Smart Warden, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Safety Module, Windows Software Saver, Windows Privacy Module, Windows Profound Security, Windows Personal Doctor, Windows Efficiency Console, System Smart Security, Windows Active Guard, Windows Protection Unit, XP Smart Security, Windows Risk Minimizer, Personal Security Sentinel, My Security Wall and Windows Safety Manager. Features that are included in Windows Antivirus Patch’s fake security package, such as its Advanced Process Control should always be ignored and remain unused, since malware research team has confirmed that Windows Antivirus Patch has no real features that could protect your PC from any kind of PC threats. Windows Antivirus Patch starts with Windows due to its use of typical Registry exploits and displays fraudulent pop-up alerts without your permission.

Windows Antivirus Patch may also include fake security alerts while blocking other applications, pretend to scan your computer so that it can display erroneous results or repeatedly request that you register its software for your own safety. Of course, since these are all just part of Windows Antivirus Patch’s scam to steal your money, malware experts recommend against buying Windows Antivirus Patch, although faking Windows Antivirus Patch’s registration with the code ‘0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020’ can be used to reduce its attacks.

The Security Pitfalls That Turn Windows Antivirus Patch from an Annoyance into a Danger

Windows Antivirus Patch also shares in its keeping the same security issues that other FakeVimes-based rogue AV applications are known to exhibit, and these attributes cause malware experts to recommend Windows Antivirus Patch’s total and rapid-fire deletion from any PC. Although competent anti-malware scanners can detect and remove Windows Antivirus Patch, until you disable and delete Windows Antivirus Patch from your computer, you’re at risk for a variety of security-reducing attacks:
  • Security features and programs that are baseline to Windows, such as Task Manager, the UAC and file signature verification can be disabled by Windows Antivirus Patch, which places your computer in a heightened state of vulnerability to PC threats.
  • Hosts file exploits may be used to redirect your online searches to unfamiliar sites or block websites that could assist you with removing Windows Antivirus Patch.
  • Other anti-malware and security programs may also be blocked. However, malware researchers note that disabling Windows Antivirus Patch should allow you to access your software once more and take appropriate steps to insure Windows Antivirus Patch’s complete deletion.

Windows Antivirus Patch Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Windows Antivirus Patch? To safely & quickly detect Windows Antivirus Patch 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 %APPDATA%\ Protector-tjlu.exe 100
    2 Windows Antivirus Patch.lnk 47
    3 %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll N/A
    4 %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe N/A
    5 %AppData%\result.db N/A
    6 %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Antivirus Patch.lnk N/A
    7 %Desktop%\Windows Antivirus Patch.lnk N/A

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-4-7_2"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "ahwohainwk"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aswRunDll.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aswUpdSv.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\atcon.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bidef.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\dvp95.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\inetlnfo.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ozn695m5.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rtvscn95.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tds-3.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\winupdate.exe

Additional Information

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk.
    It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
    Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
    C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
    is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
    3Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected
    Hidden connection IP:
    Target: Your passwords for sites
Posted: April 16, 2012 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 150

One Comment

  • Martin Gilles says:

    There is a real program called Antivirus Patch that these hackers are trying to copycat. Good that I found this post or I would have purchased the Antivirus Patch malware program. Thank God for you guys!

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