Windows Advanced User Patch

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Windows Advanced User Patch Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Windows Advanced User Patch is a rogue security program created to alarm PC users with fake virus infection warnings. These warnings and threat alerts are generated to convince their victims to purchase an allegedly legitimate anti-spyware application. The people behind Windows Advanced User Patch have developed this rogueware to create a new name to previously-released rogue security programs, such as Windows Internet Booster, Windows Foolproof Protector, Windows No-Risk Agent and Windows Trouble Taker, among others. A malware that originates from the FakeVimes family of scareware, Windows Advanced User Patch is not capable of dealing with any threat or deleting any infection. It is the malware itself and must be ignored or removed without question.

The Strategy behind Windows Advanced User Patch


Windows Advanced User Patch makes use of virtually the same strategies as many other rogue security programs. It can be accessed through a downloaded file bundled with a surreptitious Trojan or distributed through a drive-by download. Drive-by downloads are installed in a PC without the requirement for any user intervention. Windows Advanced User Patch may also be installed through banner advertisements found in hacked websites, warning the user of a possible infection. A single click installs the malware and infects Windows in more ways than one.

This malware is just one of the many that makes use of the appearance of Windows Security Center. In fact, many variations of this rogueware are devastating millions of computer systems all over the world. The creators of Windows Advanced User Patch do this in order to achieve a very clear purpose: dupe PC users into believing that the alerts come from Windows and are, therefore, genuine. Wiki-security.com research team has noted that most of the codes used are very clean and streamlined, so that the web pages appear genuine and convincing. Worse, clicking anywhere on the web page – even the Cancel button – will install Windows Advanced User Patch automatically.

Indications of a Windows Advanced User Patch Infection


Once installed, Windows Advanced User Patch will initiate a scanning process that will pretend to detect Trojan, virus and malware threats in your PC. The results will display the number of threats along with a recommendation to activate security protection. It will persuade you that the only viable solution, at this point, is to pay for licensed Windows Advanced User Patch software. Persistent pop-ups and alerts will also attempt to convince you that the threats are serious and must be attended to immediately.
This infection will also result in web browsing problems, so that you will be redirected to hacked sites each time you open Internet Explorer. Downloading legitimate anti-malware removal tools will be impossible while Windows Advanced User Patch is still running in your system. To remedy the infection, you need to remove the malware without delay and to eliminate it completely.

There is nothing advanced or sophisticated about Windows Advanced User Patch. It is a ploy used by dishonest software engineers so as to take advantage of credulous PC users. Don't be gullible enough to trust this rogue anti-spyware application. Windows Advanced User Patch is the malware and should be eradicated immediately!

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Detection of Windows Advanced User Patch (Recommended)

Windows Advanced User Patch is difficult to detect and remove. Windows Advanced User Patch is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Windows Advanced User Patch, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Windows Advanced User Patch and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Windows Advanced User Patch scan/check to successfully detect all Windows Advanced User Patch files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Windows Advanced User Patch, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Windows Advanced User Patch or follow the Windows Advanced User Patch manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows Advanced User Patch. Windows Advanced User Patch can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Windows Advanced User Patch involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Windows Advanced User Patch on your system. Windows Advanced User Patch installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Windows Advanced User Patch, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Windows Advanced User Patch and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Windows Advanced User Patch, the next advised step is to remove Windows Advanced User Patch with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Windows Advanced User Patch may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Windows Advanced User Patch from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows Advanced User Patch, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows Advanced User Patch along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Windows Advanced User Patch, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Windows Advanced User Patch and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows Advanced User Patch manually

Another method to remove Windows Advanced User Patch is to manually delete Windows Advanced User Patch files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Advanced User Patch files:

Processes

  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe
  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 4 CHARACTERS].exe

DLLs

  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\W34r34mt5h21ef.dat
  • %Desktop%\Windows Advanced User Patch.lnk
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Advanced User Patch.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "ungklgkqft"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-5-6_2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alertsvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\belt.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\iface.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tcm.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\winstart.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rscdwld.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\netspyhunter-1.2.exe

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