Windows High-End Protection

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Windows High-End Protection 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 High-End Protection is a fake anti-spyware program that is ill-equipped in detecting real PC security threats such as viruses, worms and Trojans. This rogue security program belongs to the same group of malware as Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Recovery Series and many others. Installed in PCs through silent but malicious Trojans, Windows High-End Protection is known to make claims about security system risks, the necessity for a full system scan and finally the need to purchase its full-scale version so as to obliterate the threats.

The Silent Workings of Windows High-End Protection

The silent installation operation of Windows High-End Protection allows this fake anti-virus tool to download itself into any PC without warning. It may be spread through one of several ways. Windows High-End Protection can find its way into any computer through malicious websites, nasty advertisements and even spam emails. threat analysts, moreover, have observed that the threats remain hidden in various files within the PC system, and that bogus scans and alerts commence once the computer is rebooted. The process Windows High-End Protection employs is simple, as the infection is spread mainly by Trojans. A single click on any malicious pop-up may install the virus instantaneously, after which fake security warnings will crop up, primarily to delude the PC user into purchasing a licensed version of Windows High-End Protection, thus removing the alleged infection.

Eliminate Windows High-End Protection Now

The truth, of course, is that Windows High-End Protection is a rogue anti-virus application and must be removed at once. It is not a legitimate tool developed to identify real PC security threats. The error messages are generated mainly as scare tactics, and the displayed pop-ups are designed to compel a purchase on the purported full version of Windows High-End Protection. If the infection is not eliminated immediately, this fake system can retrieve credit card information and other sensitive financial details from PC users. Simply put, Windows High-End Protection is designed chiefly to pilfer money from unsuspicious individuals who only want to ensure the security and functionality of their systems.

While it may be reasonable to ignore the warnings and scans carried out by Windows High-End Protection, the best route to take is to remove Windows High-End Protection completely. If this fake anti-virus program is left inside the system, more viruses may be installed, possibly leading to far serious system compromises. Through the help of legitimate security software, Windows High-End Protection can be eliminated from your system manually and immediately.

Windows High-End Protection does not, in any way, protect your PC from viruses. If anything, Windows High-End Protection is designed to defraud and persuade you to pay for a licensed version that doesn't accomplish anything substantial. Don't believe any of the scare tactics or assurances of Windows High-End Protection. Learn the difference between a rogue security program and the real thing. Settle for no less than legitimate security software to remove Windows High-End Protection out of your system for good.

To check your computer for Windows High-End Protection, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Windows High-End Protection (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows High-End Protection. Windows High-End Protection can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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


Windows High-End Protection 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 High-End Protection from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows High-End Protection, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows High-End Protection 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 High-End Protection, 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 High-End Protection and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows High-End Protection manually

Another method to remove Windows High-End Protection is to manually delete Windows High-End Protection files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows High-End Protection files:


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


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\ID 4
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\UID [RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe

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