Windows Optimal Settings virus is a clone of fake Windows Optimal Solution software. Both programs work the same way. Windows Optimal Setting offers computer optimization and security services that it could not perform in real. This scam ware is a money hijacker that wants to take your money for doing nothing good to your system. It uses the Fake Microsoft security essential alert to scare user by telling about some unknown trojan infections:
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.
This alert is totally fake. Neither it concerns to microsoft nor it concerns to your computer. It uses the name of microsoft to appear like a legitimate software to trick users. Windows Optimal Settings virus offers virus and spyware removal services. If you accept that offer, the Windows Optimal Settings virus will ask you to buy the registration key to activate full protection. That is the goal of this program to trick users buying this bogus software. Do not buyt it as it is a fake program. It has no ability to detect and remove viruses from your computer even if you pay for its full version and it may even sell out your personal credit card information.
You will receive lot of annoying popup alerts telling you about virus infections. That is the sign of bieng infected by Windows Optimal Settings virus. Like:
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
Remember! All these warning messages and alerts displayed by Windows Optimal Settings 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 Optimal Settings 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 Optimal Settings processes:
Delete Windows Optimal Settings Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = ‘%UserProfile%\Application Data\[random].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 Optimal Settings files:
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