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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Windows AntispywareSolution

Windows Antispyware Solution

Despite the best efforts of the online security industry, many PC owners continue to fall victim to the vicious lies and clever marketing techniques of rogue antispyware products like Windows Antispyware Solution. Due to all the sophistication which goes into these rogue security tools it can at times be difficult to distinguish between true security tools and rogue applications only out to rip you off. Windows Antispyware Solution, which is part of the Fake Microsoft Essentials Family was not designed to be of any benefit to a computer system. In fact, it was designed with the exclusive intention of ripping consumers off, even causing permanent damage to its victims’ PCs in the process.

Windows Antispyware Solution will enter the PC through the use of Trojans. These Trojans are distributed with the help of seditious browser hijackers and fake online malware scanners. Users will be forcefully redirected to these browser hijackers where their system and browser vulnerabilities will be exploited in order to deposit the Windows Antispyware Solution Trojans and malware in their systems.

Windows Antispyware Solution will remain dormant until it reveals its presence on the system to the user through making use of various fake security alerts. It will claim that its victim’s PC is infected with Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a, a nonexistent Trojan threat. All of its fake security notifications were designed to create panic in its victims. Some of the fake security alerts used by Windows Antispyware Solution and to be on the lookout for include the following:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

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

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:program filesfirefoxfirefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Do not believe any correspondence received from Windows Antispyware Solution, and consider it all to be highly suspicious. Windows Antispyware Solution likes to insert sneaky calls to action into their fake alerts which will make it easier for Windows Antispyware Solution to rip its victim off should it be acted upon. Do not follow any instructions received from this harmful rogue, but instead delete Windows Antispyware Solution as soon as possible.

In order to avoid the certain damage to your PC which follows any Windows Antispyware Solution infection, remove Windows Antispyware Solution immediately. Do not give it any more time to damage your PC, but erase Windows Antispyware Solution by making use of a properly functioning security tool.

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How to manually remove Windows Antispyware Solution

Files associated with Windows Antispyware Solution infection:


Windows Antispyware Solution processes to kill:


Remove Windows Antispyware Solution registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = '%AppData%\[random].exe'

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