- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Windows Active HotSpot
Windows Active HotSpot is a rogue antispyware application else classified as fake antivirus program. As you can obviously tell from its categories, the application is a dangerous computer infection that tries to pose as a legitimate antivirus tool. The entire act is devised in order to steal your money, so rather than paying for the license you should remove Windows Active HotSpot altogether. The longer this rogue remains in your system, the more damage and discrepancies it can cause, so it is necessary that you took your system security seriously. Do not forget that there might be other infections in your system besides Windows Active HotSpot as well.
If you are wondering where Windows Active HotSpot comes from, then you are up for some bad news. This rogue belongs to a huge family of similar infections, known as Rogue.VirusDoctor or Rogue.FakeVimes (the name of the family depends on the type of classification). Consequently, Windows Active HotSpot is a direct clone of such computer infections as Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Expert Console, Windows Maintenance Guard and so on. All of these rogues have been devised to raise havoc in your system, and then push you into purchasing a product which cannot deliver.
Windows Active HotSpot is of no exception – the application arrives at your system usually via fake online malware scanners, and once it is installed it is configured to auto-start each time the Windows boots. Then Windows Active HotSpot jumps into action by performing a fake system scan. During the scan, the program supposedly detects an extensive number of infections currently residing in your system, for example, Trojan-SMS, Trojan-SPY, Downloader and so on. To strengthen the impression that you are seriously infection, Windows Active HotSpot also displays a variety of fake system security notifications:
The infection even denies you to launch a number of programs, under the pretense that they are infected, and you need to protect the rest of your system. Naturally, this is where you are once again urged to purchase the full version of Windows Active HotSpot, but you have to realize that the infection would not disappear anywhere eve if you paid the money. Worse – the cyber criminals behind this infection would only get a hold of your financial data if you were to fill out the purchase form, so that is definitely something you should not do.
Due to the fact that Windows Active HotSpot blocks Task Manager and Windows Explorer, it may seem impossible to get rid of, but please fine the instructions on how to restore Windows Explorer below. When you have your Start menu, Windows Explorer and Task Manager restored, invest in a reliable computer security tool to delete Windows Active HotSpot once and for all. Remember that there might be real Trojans installed on your PC as well, so while scanning your PC for Windows Active HotSpot, you are bound to find other infections too. Make sure you remove them all through and through.
How to restore Windows Explorer