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Windows Anti-Malware Patch

Posted: August 11, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 28
First Seen: August 11, 2012
Last Seen: January 8, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Windows Anti-Malware Patch Screenshot 1Windows Anti-Malware Patch may look like something designed to handle Windows security, but while Windows Anti-Malware Patch does claim to have many anti-malware features, these functions are all, at best, fraudulent, or at worst, disruptive to your real security. Windows Anti-Malware Patch most often infects PCs by using fake scanners that are launched via online JavaScript exploits, although Windows Anti-Malware Patch may also be installed by other PC threats (such as Zlob or Cycbot trojans). SpywareRemove.com malware experts especially recommend that you avoid purchasing Windows Anti-Malware Patch, despite its many prompts to do so as a means of removing the infections that it detects – all of which are fake and can be ignored as less of an actual danger to your computer than Windows Anti-Malware Patch, itself.

Where the 'Anti' in Windows Anti-Malware Patch Really Applies

Windows Anti-Malware Patch doesn't have any ability to find real PC threats, but swaps such features out for the ability to create realistic-looking fake alerts and other forms of pop-ups. Some such pop-ups have been known to imitate Windows applications, such as the Windows Security Center or Microsoft Security Essentials, although Windows Anti-Malware Patch isn't affiliated with Microsoft or the Windows OS. The fake infections that Windows Anti-Malware Patch detects can include such threats as trojans, adware and worms – most likely in hopes of making you flee in terror straight to Windows Anti-Malware Patch's purchase form, wherein it claims it can delete these imaginary problems after purchase.

In reality, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts haven't noted a single positive feature in Windows Anti-Malware Patch's supposed toolset of security functions, and Windows Anti-Malware Patch is more likely to block beneficial programs than anything else. Examples of some programs that may be blocked by Windows Anti-Malware Patch include:

  • Adobe brand software.
  • Windows Task Manager.
  • Various brands of anti-malware and anti-virus scanners.
  • Windows Registry Editor.

The Patch That Can Provide Their Own Protection from Windows Anti-Malware Patch

Given that most of Windows Anti-Malware Patch's distribution is browser-based, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you update your browser and related software to close vulnerabilities that can be used to install Windows Anti-Malware Patch without your consent. Likewise, disabling features that are often exploited (such as JavaScript) should be considered a must while visiting suspicious sites. Similar precautions also pertain to other members of FakeVimes's wide-ranging family, such as Privacy Guard Pro, Extra Antivirus, Fast Antivirus 2009, Presto TuneUp, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, Live PC Care, PC Live Guard, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security and PrivacyGuard Pro 2.0.

Because SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have found some Windows Anti-Malware Patch infections coinciding with backdoor trojan-related infections that can be significant security hazards, you should remove Windows Anti-Malware Patch with anti-malware scans that are also capable of detecting all associated PC threats. If Windows Anti-Malware Patch blocks the software that you'd prefer to use for this procedure, booting your PC from a flash drive or booting Windows in Safe Mode may alleviate this problem.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Windows Anti-Malware Patch may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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:

%APPDATA%\Protector-hebm.exe File name: Protector-hebm.exe
Size: 2.61 MB (2616320 bytes)
MD5: 63fb15b80a2d8a5b875e00d9fc74b202
Detection count: 70
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 8, 2020
%AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM].exe File name: %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

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\Settings "ID" = "4"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "[RANDOM]"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"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\Settings "net" = "[DATE OF INSTALLATION]"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXEHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "%AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM].exe"