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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Windows System Optimizator , WindowsTroublesRemover

Windows Troubles Remover

Despite the best efforts of the online security industry to educate its consumers on the dangers of allowing rogue security tools to run free on their systems, record numbers of PC users continue to fall victim to the lies spread by rogue security tools such as Windows Troubles Remover. This rogue in particular forms part of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam. It also finds its roots in the same family of despicable rogues such as Windows System Optimizator, Windows Optimization & Security, Windows Utility Tool and Privacy Corrector. Emanating from this long line of rogue security tools it’s clear to see that Windows Troubles Remover has no benefit to offer your PC.

Windows Troubles Remover makes use of established forms of infection. Using Trojans to root its infections in its prospective host PCs, Windows Troubles Remover will not rest until it achieves its dubious goals. Because its infiltration of the PC is virtually undetectable, the user will find it difficult to get rid of Windows Troubles Remover without some help.

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The first clue the user will have as to the presence of Windows Troubles Remover on his system will come from the many fake security alerts the rogue will spam him with. These fake security alerts are falsely generated by Windows Troubles Remover. This is done in an effort to panic the user into paying for this worthless software. Naturally you cannot rely on anything this rogue security tool has to say. Be on the lookout for the following fake security alerts:

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 files\\firefox\\firefox.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.

Naturally none of these fake security alerts can be trusted. Users who were unable to erase Windows Troubles Remover from the system in time complained about various distressing symptoms associated with this rogue. These include the inability to launch any type of executables on the system as well as being denied access to the Desktop. In order to restore your access to the Desktop, follow these instructions carefully:

1. Reboot your system. You will find the Windows Troubles Remover startup screen blocking access to your Desktop. Click the “OK” button to make it go away. The malware will start a fake system scan.
2. Wait until the scan is done. Once the scan is finished you will see another fake security notice. Click “OK” one more time.
3. Make the notification go away by clicking on the red “X” at the right top of it.
4. It should now disappear and you will be able to access your desktop again.

By merely following the above instructions you will not be able to completely restore your PC’s health and security, as you still need to eliminate Windows Troubles Remover from the system. This can be achieved by making use of a genuine security tool which will not only obliterate Windows Troubles Remover from your PC but also offer adequate security and protection against similar future attacks.

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How to manually remove Windows Troubles Remover

Files associated with Windows Troubles Remover infection:


Windows Troubles Remover processes to kill:


Remove Windows Troubles Remover registry entries:

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


  1. 94fOO Mar 13, 2011

    i dont like

  2. john strom Mar 25, 2011

    it does not help.
    i would like my money back!

  3. Pcthreat Mar 25, 2011

    john strom,
    If you bought Spyhunter nad it didnt remove the infection, use "Spyware HelpDesk" function. The support team will create a custom fix for You.

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