Windows Control Series

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Windows Control Series 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 Control Series is a rogue anti-spyware program that jeopardizes the performance and security settings of a compromised PC. Windows Control Series does not optimize its functions and keep it free from viruses, Trojans and other forms of malware, as Windows Control Series claims to do. Released by the VirusDoctor family of malware, Windows Control Series, is one of the many brands of scareware or extortionware released almost daily for the main purpose of profit. The myriad clones of Windows Control Series work essentially in the same misleading way: convince PC users of various infections, invite them to install the trialware and then spend money paying for the complete version of the software. A few of the obvious clones of Windows Control Series are Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows ProActive Safety, Windows PC Aid and Windows Instant Scanner.

Identifying a Windows Control Series Infection

Windows Control Series may be classified as a fake anti-spyware application due to its stealthy and fraudulent nature. Most types of spyware are difficult to detect and often install themselves without warning. There are classifications of spyware, such as keyloggers, which collect user information for the ultimate purpose of fraud or online identity theft. Windows Control Series may also install additional malware and change Windows Registry settings, unknowing to the PC user, so that simple applications become difficult to access. It is also typical for an infected PC to experience web browser redirects and slow Internet connection – the common consequences of a spyware infection.

Perhaps the most telling signs of a Windows Control Series infection are its fake scans and displayed pop-ups, which are all exaggerated at the very least. The scans are configured to launch every time the PC is rebooted, and the display alerts recur several times to annoy the user. These are all orchestrated to persuade the PC user to purchase the full version of Windows Control Series. While it's possible that these threats are nonexistent, the presence of the Windows Control Series malware may also bring greater security risks to any infected PC. malware analysts have identified the ability of a Windows Control Series application to invite more malicious software into a compromised computer. All of these security risks are very compelling reasons to remove Windows Control Series, using legitimate and updated security software.

Keeping an Eye on Further Threats that Can Be Installed by Windows Control Series

That Windows Control Series is just one of the many brands of rogue anti-spyware programs existing today is an important fact to remember when keeping an eye on rogueware applications in general. Paying for the software can be tempting – especially if the pop-ups become too annoying for good taste – but even the purchase of Windows Control Series will not solve the real security issues. The only way to optimize your PC and restore it to its secure state is to remove Windows Control Series using trustworthy PC security software.

In terms of maintaining PC security, you always have the control. Remove Windows Control Series immediately upon detection. Install only legitimate security software and keep all your anti-spyware programs updated to prevent malicious software like Windows Control Series from controlling and jeopardizing your PC.

To check your computer for Windows Control Series, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Windows Control Series (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Control Series 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 Control Series from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Control Series manually

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


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

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\agentsvr.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Ad-Aware.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ackwin32.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alertsvc.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\About.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\a.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aAvgApi.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector = %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alogserv.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\agentw.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"

External links

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