Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

Windows Genuine Advantage Virus

The Windows Genuine Advantage virus is a warning notifying you if your Windows XP version is genuine. The Windows Genuine Advantage notification is displayed only when the computer fails WGA validation process. If you have a genuine copy of Windows XP, you will not receive this notification. Unfortunately, cyber criminals have already exploited Windows Genuine Advantage to deceive unsuspecting users into paying a ransom fee of either €50 or €100. The computer infection, categorized as ransomware and sometimes referred to as virus, locks the screen of the target computer and displays a bogus Windows Genuine Advantage warning, which informs the victim that the WGA validation process has failed; thus, he/she is forced to acquire either a license for Windows or upgrade to Windows 8.

It is crucial to ignore the warning of the Windows Genuine Advantage virus because it is a scam. If you have ever heard of ransomware, you probably know that the victims of this type of threats are usually made to use online payment systems. In the case of the Windows Genuine Advantage virus, the services of Ukash or Paysafecard are presented. Moreover, after paying the required sum of money, you would have to wait up to 12 hours to have the computer unlocked. There is no guarantee that the criminals behind the Windows Genuine Advantage infection will unlock the computer, which is why you should remove the infection instead of paying up.

The deceptive warning may be very convincing especially when it is written in your native language. It has been discovered that the Windows Genuine Advanced virus is capable of identifying your location and changing the language of the warning. Below you will find an excerpt from the warning in German:

Windows Genuine Advantage-Benachrichtigungen ist ein Bestandteil des Bemühens von Microsoft, Softwarepiraterie einzudämmen. Diese Software hilft dabei, zu bestimmen, ob es sich bei der auf Ihrem Computer installierten Windows Version um eine Originalversion oder Raubkopie handelt. Leider konnte diese Prüfung nicht erfolgreich abgeschlossen werden, daher wurde der Zugriff auf Ihren Computer temporär gesperrt. Als Gründe hierfür gelten eine abgelaufene oder mehrfach verwendete Windows-Lizenz, sowie eine illegal erworbene Windows-Lizenz (Raubkopie).

The fact that your computer is infected with a ransomware infection implies that the computer is not properly protected against various computer infections. Moreover, you should keep in mind that malicious programs such as the Windows Genuine Advantage virus can be installed on the computer in various ways, including insecure adult-oriented websites, P2P file exchange websites, and malicious email attachments. If you want to remove the Windows Genuine Advantage virus and browse the Internet safely, you should implement a reputable security programs; otherwise, you the computer remains susceptible to malware.

Below you will find our instructions on how to remove Windows Genuine Advantage, the malicious program, and, if have any questions concerning the removal, feel free to leave a comment below.

How to remove the Windows Genuine Advantage virus

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS startup screen appears, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. Open the Start menu and click Run.
  5. Type in msconfig and open the Startup menu.
  6. Click the Disable All button.
  7. Launch an Internet browser and go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph to download SpyHunter.
  8. Install the program.
  9. Restart the computer and launch a system scan.
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How to manually remove Windows Genuine Advantage Virus

Files associated with Windows Genuine Advantage Virus infection:

puozlkmyj.dll
dyjdl.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
wahneaqa.exe
MusicCollector.exe
hwj3ba6j.dss
crack.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
wjthvwjb.dss
Other.res
Task Scheduler.exe
install_0_msi.exe
secproc_isv.exe
acuvzomo.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
scvhost.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
iner.exe
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
ieudator.dll
%WINDIR%\system32
setex.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
mplayer2.exe
csrsss.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
DA0B.exe
uenovfiu.exe
%CommonProgramFiles%
ifgxpers.exe
%SystemDrive%\????????????
SyncHostps.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
Piranha.exe
brenasa.exe
securitywindrv.exe
00b5d693.exe
00qbipeq.exe
%APPDATA%\updates
xmlfilter.exe
xctqakcqbeo.dll
bf8h8d02hf.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
yaiiwockc.dll
WINDED6.exe
%TEMP%
bzsbkotiu.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
2084473.dll
96dddda4.dll
UpdatePriv.exe
DLL321.dll
%APPDATA%\system
sqlncli.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
jsdhlexdqkllnbcxgai.bfg
audipbrd.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
%AppData%
dqnbdq7.dss
wpbt0.dll
ex3b.dll
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
wlsidten.dll
Q3d38543.exe
Updating.exe
p1.exe
%UserProfile%
msshell.exe
ACEIEAddOn.dll
Nbt.exe
skype.dat
najeoxtt.exe
systemcpl.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
questscan.dll
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
ssntvs.exe
obvwo.exe
comeo.exe
n.
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
msdtmsrd.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
msavfit.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp
videotwisterSA.exe
msn.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lollipop
%WINDIR%\Temp
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
50E1.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
%APPDATA%\Task Scheduler
Firewallservice.exe
wlsidten.exe
administration.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
svchost.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
rool0_pk.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
C87C.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
ctfmon.exe

Windows Genuine Advantage Virus DLL's to remove:

2084473.dll
wpbt0.dll
questscan.dll
wlsidten.dll
ieudator.dll
96dddda4.dll
ex3b.dll
puozlkmyj.dll
yaiiwockc.dll
xctqakcqbeo.dll
DLL321.dll
ACEIEAddOn.dll

Windows Genuine Advantage Virus processes to kill:

xaZYOVJW.exe
najeoxtt.exe
dyjdl.exe
00b5d693.exe
wlsidten.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
msshell.exe
brenasa.exe
scvhost.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
install_0_msi.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
C87C.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
msn.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
mplayer2.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
DA0B.exe
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
securitywindrv.exe
crack.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
50E1.exe
ssntvs.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
Piranha.exe
acuvzomo.exe
rool0_pk.exe
comeo.exe
SyncHostps.exe
csrsss.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
xmlfilter.exe
uenovfiu.exe
MusicCollector.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
bf8h8d02hf.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
Nbt.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
00qbipeq.exe
svchost.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
ifgxpers.exe
secproc_isv.exe
audipbrd.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
administration.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
p1.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
sqlncli.exe
setex.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
msavfit.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
wahneaqa.exe
Q3d38543.exe
ctfmon.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
obvwo.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
WINDED6.exe
systemcpl.exe
iner.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
Firewallservice.exe
Updating.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
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