Windows Antivirus Care

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Windows Antivirus Care 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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As a rogue anti-spyware solution, Windows Antivirus Care makes use of imitation security scans and promotes fear among PC users, mainly to generate profit. Windows Antivirus Care scares PC users into buying the full version of Windows Antivirus Care, although there may be no existing infections in the first place. Furthermore, Windows Antivirus Care has no real functionality where real virus detection is concerned. This application will hardly make any accurate virus detection even if the computer already harbors viruses, Trojans or spyware. Buying the full-version or licensed edition of Windows Antivirus Care, therefore, is no better. This is exactly why these types of malicious software are referred to as rogueware by malware threat researchers. As a rogue anti-spyware program, Windows Antivirus Care has to be removed completely, using no less than genuine PC security software.

Detecting a Windows Antivirus Care Infection

Since Windows Antivirus Care is trying to sell itself as a legitimate product, Windows Antivirus Care will intentionally make it appear as if the PC is in a state of serious security compromise. Once Windows Antivirus Care has already been installed, Windows Antivirus Care will launch itself every time the PC is turned on, run scans that last only for about a few seconds and display alerts designed to scare the PC user into purchasing its licensed edition. Due to lowered security, the computer will also slow down considerably. It may be difficult to spot Windows Antivirus Care as a scamware considering that Windows Antivirus Care closely resembles a legitimate Windows Security page. Yet, this malicious software is not from Windows. This branding tactic is just one of the many strategies used FakeVimes in order to sell their fake software products. Several of the clones of Windows Antivirus Care are Windows Safety Manager, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Guard Solutions and Windows Crucial Scanner.

Preventing the Onset of Windows Antivirus Care

Since almost all – if not all – of these rogueware infections are picked up during web searches or through social networks, it's important for you to be more vigilant, especially whenever you click on links or download files from the Internet. The Windows Antivirus Care malware usually lurks in hoax websites or may be installed instantaneously just by clicking on a malicious link. By simply educating yourself on the dangers of careless web browsing or downloading, as well as in detecting questionable websites, you are distancing yourself from fraudulent applications such as Windows Antivirus Care as far away as possible.

Still, the best preventive measure from malware infections such as Windows Antivirus Care is to install genuine security protection. A legitimate anti-malware application will detect suspicious activities early on and filter out fraudulent programs before they even have a chance to spread their havoc. This way, you will not need to deal with the fear mongering tactics of Windows Antivirus Care or be persuaded to download any version, free or otherwise.

Every PC needs a legitimate anti-virus solution, but Windows Antivirus Care is not a legitimate application. Therefore, your Windows computer is better off without Windows Antivirus Care. Delete this rogueware to take care of the only real threat – Windows Antivirus Care.

To check your computer for Windows Antivirus Care, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Windows Antivirus Care and other threats. If you detect the presence of Windows Antivirus Care on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Windows Antivirus Care.


Detection of Windows Antivirus Care (Recommended)

Windows Antivirus Care is difficult to detect and remove. Windows Antivirus Care is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Windows Antivirus Care, 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 Antivirus Care and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

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

Another method of distributing Windows Antivirus Care 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 Antivirus Care on your system. Windows Antivirus Care 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 Antivirus Care, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Windows Antivirus Care and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Windows Antivirus Care, the next advised step is to remove Windows Antivirus Care with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Windows Antivirus Care 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 Antivirus Care from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows Antivirus Care, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows Antivirus Care 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 Antivirus Care, 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 Antivirus Care and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows Antivirus Care manually

Another method to remove Windows Antivirus Care is to manually delete Windows Antivirus Care files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Antivirus Care files:


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

Registry Keys

  • 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\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
  • 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\_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\zapsetup3001.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

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