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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 Wise Protection

It is frustrating how gullible computer users become victims of devastating cyber threats, causing a disaster to their PCs. Windows Wise Protection is rogue optimization software which has one single goal – to deceive you into buying a security program which does not exist. This malicious application comes from the same family tree as Windows Software Guard, Windows Safety Protection and Windows Software Protection. This set of clones implies that the creators of Windows Wise Protection are more than eager to make a profit out of this fraud.

Windows Wise Protection can gain access to your computer via various channels. Usually a Trojan horse infects your PC, exploiting the system’s vulnerabilities and opening the door for the rogue. It is a part of the fake Microsoft Security Essentials fraud. The parasite is wide-spread, because it uses the name “Microsoft” therefore making itself look trustworthy.

Many users fall into a trap by presuming that anything that has “Microsoft” in its name can cause no harm. The Trojan can be also distributed through online scans or browser hijackers. Windows Wise Protection is a nasty parasite, because you can never be sure when it enters the system. The symptoms of the infection might emerge even before you know it. Even though it is possible to see it in the Task Manager, this malicious application is hard to pinpoint, because it does not have a constant name. Files names are created randomly.

Endless stream of fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert messages is the first indicator that you have caught Windows Wise Protection. The rogue will spam you with fake security messages in order to persuade you that your computer’s system is under attack and you need to acquire a security program. The Trojan will “kindly” offer the solution for you, that will be a fake security tool. In this case it will Windows Wise Protection.

Believing in the “good nature” of this fraud application will result in a loss of money and very important data. If you expose your credit card number, the 79.90 USD will be the least you will lose. With your credit card information leaked, who knows how much money the criminals will extract from your bank account. Windows Wise Protection also asks for your email, phone number, but before you write those in, consider your mailbox being filled with spam every single day. Think twice. With such grave possible consequences, you should delete Windows Wise Protection before it is too late.

This rogue also has a particular symptom, common to all of its clones. Your will have limited access to your Desktop, after you have installed Windows Wise Protection and rebooted your computer. Do not panic, there actually is a way out of this situation.
Simply follow these instructions to restore your desktop:

1. After the reboot you will be able to see only the rogue anti-spyware application. Click “OK” button to get rid of the notification. The malware will start a fake system scan.
2. Wait for the “scan” to finish. Once it is done, you will see another fake computer security alert message. Click on “OK” again.
3. Then you will be able to close the application by clicking on the red “X” button at the right top of the application.
4. The application will disappear and your desktop will be restored.

However, restoration of your Desktop would not mean, that you have gotten rid of Windows Wise Protection. It would still be lingering in your system, waiting to start another attack. Here is a list of some of the security alerts you might see if you are infected by this rogue:

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.

Deficient spelling and grammar in these alert messages is another proof that Windows Wise Protection is nothing but a scam. It will try to convince you that there is a problem with your computer security with intention to rip you off. You should never trust it! You should remove Windows Wise Protection from your system as soon as you can, and on top of that, protect yourself from similar threats.

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How to manually remove Windows Wise Protection

Files associated with Windows Wise Protection infection:


Windows Wise Protection processes to kill:


Remove Windows Wise Protection registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”

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