Windows Instant Scanner might be looking attractive and a helpful software to you if you do not have much knowledge about scamwares online, but in reality “Windows Instant Scanner” is a malicious program that comes from rogue virus family which is notorious for stealing money by selling fake and useless security products to users on Internet. To understand this fraud tool, let me explain how dose it work.
Windows Instant Scanner is created by hackers who have already spread a lot of fake anti-spyware and anti-virus softwares like Windows privacy Counsel and Windows Safety Wizard. These nasty bugs are distributed through malicious websites with the help of Trojans. Once a computer which is security vulnerable, reaches to these web pages, they drop the virus like “Windows Instant Scanner” in the computer. Once the virus is installed, it will set itself for auto startup so when ever you reboot your infected machine, the virus Windows Instant Scanner will appear automatically and it will act like it is scanning your PC for errors and viruses. After a while, it will display a report claiming that Windows Instant Scanner has scanned your computer and it has found some harmful virus threats in your PC. you have to take an immediate action to delete these viruses as they are causing your system damages. Hence, you will see continuous popup windows appearing on your screen alerting you to remove the detected malwares. All these provoking warnings are displayed to scare you of viruses and to trick you pay Windows Instant Scanner`s registration fee because it will offer you a solution to get rid of viruses. It will tell you that it could remove these threats from your PC if you buy its full version.
Please remember, Windows InstantScanner malware is a fake program that will pretend to be a legitimate Microsoft product but infact it comes from hackers. It will disable you windows task manager and also it will disable registry editor tool REGEDIT, it will display unwanted and annoying popups on your screen frequently, it is a dangerous spyware that can steal your private information, it may bring new malwares from remote server using your Internet connection. Moreover, Windows Instant Scanner is a rubbish tool that will try its best to take your money, Thus it is necessary to uninstall this bug as soon as possible.
How to remove Windows Instant Scanner 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.
To prform manual removal steps, you may need to learn,
How to stop a process
How to delete registry entries
Stop Windows Instant Scanner processes:
Disable Windows Instant Scanner DLL files:
Remove Windows Instant Scanner Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
Delete Windows Instant Scanner files:
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