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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • System crashes
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer
  • Block exe files from running
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Windows Accurate Protector

With the increasing security threats to healthy PCs today, it has become increasingly more crucial to protect your system against malicious rogues like Windows Accurate Protector. This rogue, which forms part of the well-publicized fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam, finds its roots in the same family of despicable rogues as Windows Necessary Firewall, Windows Custom Settings and Windows Risks Preventions. It tricks users into believing in its authenticity by making use of authentic Windows tabs and graphics in its GUIs, and by emulating the real workings of a genuine antispyware application.

Windows Accurate Protector will enter the system under suspicious circumstances and without the user’s approval. It will remain hidden in the system until ready to start its attack against the PC. This will be heralded by Windows Accurate Protector initiating a fake system scan each time the user logs on to Windows. The rogue makes use of various infection methods as part of its online marketing campaign, such as bogus online malware scanners and infected online flash ads, to name but a few.

Once the rogue securely roots itself in the system it will edit registry entries to allow itself to execute each time the user logs on to Windows. The fake system scan will yield bogus results informing the user that his system is under attack from various nonexistent threats such as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot, among others. This is all in an effort to panic the user into thinking his system is under attack and that Windows Accurate Protector has the ability to remove the threats and protect his PC, which it does not.

As a further attack on the system Windows Accurate Protector will block the user’s access to the Internet and prevent him from executing any type of executable on the system. This is done so as to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove Windows Accurate Protector from the system. It will also spam the user with incessant fake security alerts, some of the more popular reading as follows:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

Warning!
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

Windows Accurate Protector will also consume valuable system resources, which will leave the system with incredibly poor system performance and incite erratic system behavior. In order to protect your system from the devastation this rogue will certainly cause, use a powerful and trusted security tool to permanently get rid of Windows Accurate Protector.

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How to manually remove Windows Accurate Protector

Files associated with Windows Accurate Protector infection:

%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe

Windows Accurate Protector processes to kill:

%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe

Remove Windows Accurate Protector registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastsvc.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
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