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Windows Expert Series

Posted: July 6, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,383
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 44
First Seen: July 6, 2012
Last Seen: October 11, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Windows Expert Series Screenshot 1Windows Expert Series is a spinoff of other rogue anti-malware programs from the FakeVimes template. Like all rogue anti-malware scanners, Windows Expert Series can neither detect nor remove any type of PC threat, but its automatic pop-up alerts and scans will always warn you against seemingly ongoing attacks from rootkits, spyware, Trojans and other forms of malevolent software. Even though Windows Expert Series would like you to react to this kind of distress by spending money on purchasing Windows Expert Series online, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers exhort that you do the precise contrary, by saving your money and removing Windows Expert Series with a legitimate brand of anti-malware software.
 

The Flaws in Windows Expert Series's Expert Opinion About Your PC

 
Windows Expert Series may look like something that's designed for catching every sort of PC threat, up to and including phishing attacks and memory process injections, but the sad truth is that all of Windows Expert Series's features are designed to deliver fake security information without any kind of bite behind the bark. Because Windows Expert Series launches itself with Windows, you may find it difficult to avoid exposure to Windows Expert Series's various forms of fake alerts, which will imitate official pop-up warnings and system scans from more reputable types of anti-malware scanners than itself.
 
SpywareRemove.com malware experts especially warn against Windows Expert Series's attempts to procure money and access to confidential financial information, which should never be handed over to Windows Expert Series's criminal enterprise. Since all of Windows Expert Series's security alerts are fake and real problems with your computer are likely to be caused by Windows Expert Series, deleting Windows Expert Series, rather than buying Windows Expert Series, should always be considered your default course of action.
 
Nonetheless, many victims of Windows Expert Series attacks have found some use in registering Windows Expert Series with a free code before they attempt to remove Windows Expert Series in an anti-malware scan. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found the code '0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020' to work on most modern variants of FakeVimes, the family of scamware to which Windows Expert Series belongs. Among the many clones of Windows Expert Series are 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.
 

The Security-Hindering Functions in Windows Expert Series's So-Called Security Features

 
Windows Expert Series may not be able to protect your computer from malicious software, but Windows Expert Series does have a number of other perfectly-functional features that Windows Expert Series would prefer to keep hidden from view. These attacks are used to increase your PC's susceptibility to other PC threats and prevent you from removing Windows Expert Series as SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found in the examples below:

  • Windows Expert Series may redirect your browser to unwanted and occasionally harmful websites without your consent. Browser redirects while searching online via a popular search engine should be considered especially likely.
  • Genuine security programs may be blocked by Windows Expert Series, as well as some competing types of scamware. Blocked programs can include programs that have Registry entries deleted permanently, as well as programs that are blocked once they're detected in memory.
  • Windows Expert Series may make a variety of other system changes that ensure your PC's vulnerability to future attacks. For example, you may be unable to access the User Account Control or receive Windows alerts when in contact with files that have improper signature validation.


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Aliases

HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic [Kaspersky]Trj/CI.A [Panda]Generic28.CCSR [AVG]W32/FakeAV.AT!tr [Fortinet]Win32.Kryptik [Ikarus]Win32:Kryptik-JCX [GData]TROJ_FAKEAV.SMVP [TrendMicro]Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Fraud.qrr [Kaspersky]Win32:Kryptik-JCX [Trj] [Avast]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AHJP [NOD32]

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Windows Expert Series 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.

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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:



%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll File name: %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\result.db File name: %AppData%\result.db
Mime Type: unknown/db
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\W34r34mt5h21ef.dat File name: %AppData%\W34r34mt5h21ef.dat
File type: Data file
Mime Type: unknown/dat
Group: Malware file
Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe File name: Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%Desktop%\Windows Expert Series.lnk File name: %Desktop%\Windows Expert Series.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Expert Series.lnk File name: %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Expert Series.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
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\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" = "2012-4-27_2"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "tovvhgxtud"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\ASProtectHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Error Attempt to modify registry key entries detected. Registry entry analysis is recommended.
2Error Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected. Full system scan is highly recommended.
3Error Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.