Windows Expert Series

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Windows Expert 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 Expert Series is a fraudulent anti-spyware program that operates mainly through fraudulent strategies and underhanded means. The creators and affiliates of Windows Expert Series market this malicious application as legitimate software. What some PC users don't know is that Windows Expert Series is no different from its many clones, such as Windows Virus Hunter, Windows Web Commander, Windows Interactive Security and Windows Ultimate Security Patch. After all, these fake anti-spyware applications come from the same rogueware family, FakeVimes. Windows Expert Series, through security scans that repeatedly launch themselves, will prompt the user to purchase its so-called licensed version to clean up the infection. The licensed version is just as worthless as its free version and should be removed from any computer through licensed, legitimate PC security software.

The Nature of Windows Expert Series


Windows Expert Series uses a familiar tactic in carrying out its deceptive purpose. Windows Expert Series aims to capitalize on the anxiety of PC users who think their computers are rendered useless by spyware and other types of malware. This is why malware analysts refer to rogue anti-spyware software as 'scareware.' Although Windows Expert Series will offer a trialware that is completely free of charge, Windows Expert Series will eventually persuade the PC user to pay for its full version. Paying for Windows Expert Series not only means an outright waste of money; installing its paid version will expose the PC to bigger threats, especially since Windows Expert Series is known to lower computer security settings.

Security researchers have analyzed the distribution method used by the Windows Expert Series malware, and there are two ways by which target computers are able to obtain this infection. Windows Expert Series may be spread through Trojans that seek out PC vulnerabilities in order to carry out its installation completely and successfully. Windows Expert Series will also employ bogus anti-malware scanners that appear harmless at first. Once the PC user has been persuaded to install the software, Windows Expert Series will not stop until the user has paid the amount needed to acquire the full version of the fake anti-malware application.

Eliminate Windows Expert Series Now!


A rogue anti-spyware program such as Windows Expert Series may be eliminated through a legitimate PC security product. Choosing a trustworthy product is vital, since you would not want download another variant of this rogueware and repeat the mistake. Since Windows Expert Series may install more malware and abduct data such as credit card particularities and passwords, you have to go for updated anti-spyware software that can take care of these added malware functionalities.

More than its elimination, a Windows Expert Series infection is also preventable. Make sure you think twice before downloading anything offered for free on the web or prior to clicking on any link, whether those sent through email or found in websites. Most important of all, you should not pay for any version of Windows Expert Series. This rogue anti-spyware program does not deserve a place in any PC. Windows Expert Series, being the malicious software itself, has to be removed from a Windows computer before Windows Expert Series invites even more risks and renders the PC even more useless.

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Detection of Windows Expert Series (Recommended)

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

Run a Windows Expert Series scan/check to successfully detect all Windows Expert Series files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Windows Expert Series, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Windows Expert Series or follow the Windows Expert 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 Expert Series. Windows Expert Series can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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

Symptoms

Windows Expert 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 Expert Series from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Expert Series manually

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

Processes

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

DLLs

  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Expert Series.lnk
  • %Desktop%\Windows Expert Series.lnk
  • %AppData%\W34r34mt5h21ef.dat
  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • 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\Settings “net” = "2012-4-27_2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = "tovvhgxtud"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect

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