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Danger level 7
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks system files from running
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Windows Antivirus Patrol

Windows Antivirus Patrol is one of those applications that might enter your system without your permission and block your desktop. If you wonder how such programs might enter your system, you should know that there is a variety of different ways; however, it has been observed that this application is usually installed after clicking on those ads which claim that your computer is heavily infected. If you install the scanner that they offer, it is very probable that you will end up with one of those rogue applications that belong to FakeVimes family, including Windows Antivirus Patrol. You should know that it is a simulated program. It means that it is not real; it has just been created to extort money from computer users. For this matter, it uses several techniques that will be presented in this article.

Firstly, it shows various pop-ups that have been created in order to convince you that your system is infected with malicious software. Secondly, it performs a fake scan and then provides the results which will show that your system contains different infections. You should know that there is no proof that these threats reside in your system; thus, you should definitely not believe any of them. As it has been already mention, this is just a tactics that Windows Antivirus Patrol uses. Thus, if you ever notice such message (see below), you should know that you have encountered rogue application.

Task Scheduler Engine

C:\windows\system32\taskeng.exe

is suspected to have infected your PC.

This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

As Windows Antivirus Patrol seeks to earn money, it tries to mislead you by stating that it will remove all the threats existing on your PC if you pay $99.9 and buy a license. You should definitely not do that if you do not want to show all your credit card details like CVC2/CVV2, card number, expiration data, and the like. All this data will allow cyber criminals do some particular operations using your credit card. Besides, this program will not do anything good because it has not been created in order to detect and erase threats.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to erase Windows Antivirus Patrol very easily because manual removal is very difficult and might be ineffective. Thus, we definitely recommend using an antimalware tool, for instance, SpyHunter. Use the instructions provided below in order to download it. You can also enter the following activation key 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021 in order to stop the symptoms. However, it is very important to erase rogue application entirely.

Windows Antivirus Patrol removal

  1. Restart your computer and start tapping F8 when Windows loads up.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt using arrow keys.
  3. Tap Enter.
  4. Enter cd.. after C:\Windows\system32\. Tap Enter.
  5. When C:\Windows line shows up, type in explorer.exe. Tap Enter.
  6. Click the Start button to open the menu.
  7. Launch RUN (if you are using Windows XP) or click Search and enter %appdata%.
  8. Locate svc-{random file name}.exe and delete it.
  9. Restart your computer in a Normal Mode.
  10. Open the Start menu.
  11. Click RUN/Search again and enter regedit.
  12. Go to HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon .
  13. Locate Shell and then right-click on it. Select Modify.
  14. Enter %WinDir%\Explorer.exe for Value and then click OK.
  15. Download the recommended tool from http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  16. Install it and launch the scanner to remove the rogue.
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How to manually remove Windows Antivirus Patrol

Files associated with Windows Antivirus Patrol infection:

svc-wrho.exe

Windows Antivirus Patrol processes to kill:

svc-wrho.exe
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