Windows Software Protection virus is another fake computer security program that offers non existing system security services. Windows Software Protection is a rogue malware that enters into a computer with the help of trojans and worms, then it displays fake security threat alerts and system error warning messages on infected computers to scare users. The goal of Windows Software Protection virus is to trick user into buying the fake security products of Windows Software Protection virus to get rid of the viruses and problems detected by Windows Software Protection.
The virus “Windows Software Protection” use the tactics of rogue spywares and displays fake win32 trojan errors. It may also display the fake Microsoft Security Essential alert.
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.
To promote for selling its fake products, this virus may tell you that it has found a solution for errors and viruses detected on your system. It will ask you to buy the registration key of this program to fix these viruses.
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.
Remember! All these warning messages and alerts displayed by this fake Windows Software Protection virus are fake. This program is specially designed to extort your money by offering you to buy its fake system security and optimization products. You should ignore these warnings, avoid buying this program, avoid its installation and immediately remove it from your computer upon detection.
How to get rid of Windows SOftware Protection virus manually:
To remove this virus manually, complete the following set of tasks. Do not forget to create a backup before getting started to the manual removal guide.
Stop Windows Software Protection processes:
Delete Windows Software Protection registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = ‘%UserProfile%\Application Data\.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
Delete Windows Software Protection files:
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