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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Windows Protection Booster Rogueware Removal Guide

Learn More About Windows Protection Booster

Windows Protection Booster is a new rogue program developed to rip inexperienced users off and help cyber criminals profit. Promoted by a third party such as spam attachment, corrupt website or some free download, and having much in common with Windows Prime Booster, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Antivirus Booster and other similar rogue viruses, Windows Protection Booster pretends to be a legit security tool offering comprehensive system safeguard services.

Do not be taken in. This Windows Protection Booster won’t help safeguarding your computer at all. On the contrary, this scareware devotes itself to convincing you that your computer is in danger via displaying bogus alerts. You will soon perceive its annoyance once get infected by this rogue virus:

1. This fake program gets installed without notification.
2. This fake program displays bogus security alerts.
3. This fake program asks you to purchase its full version.
4. This fake program may disable your real security tools.
5. This fake program even blocks you out of the screen.

Uninstall Windows Protection Booster Manually

*Backup reminder: assure to back up your computer before making any change.

Step 1. Get your computer into safe mode with networking
Boot up your computer and before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly, choose “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter to get in safe mode with networking.

Step 2. Disable any vicious startup items
a)Start -> Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> Click OK
b)Open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible items related to Windows Protection Booster.

Step 3. Show hidden files
a) Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;

Step 4. Delete malware related files:
%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\temp%\scanprotect\bin\[random chracteristic].exe
%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\roaming%\[random chracteristic].exe
%ProgramFiles%\[random chracteristic].exe

Step 5. Delete associated registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
Step 6. Reboot your computer normally and check with the effectiveness.

If you are unfamiliar with the steps and you don’t want to take the risk of damaging your system by accident, you could download SpyHunter for professional assistance.

Uninstall Windows Protection Booster Automatically

Step 1: Download removaltool SpyHunter


Step 2: Install SpyHunter after downloading

Step C: Run SpyHunter and start a full scan

Step D: Show the scan result and then delete all detected item

Good to Know: Manual removal is an efficient way to get rid of Windows Protection Booster. But if you are not familiar with manual operation, please feel free to start an automatic removal with SpyHunter from here right now!