Windows Pro Rescuer

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Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer is a bogus anti-spyware application devised by the FakeVimes malware family. Windows Pro Rescuer is used to swindle money off Internet users, who are led to believe that they are installing a legitimate application in their respective PCs. In other, more frequent cases, the Windows Pro Rescuer malware may also be installed surreptitiously, usually by a drive-by download. Since Windows Pro Rescuer willfully extorts money from PC users, Windows Pro Rescuer is labeled as extortionware by security experts. While Windows Pro Rescuer borrows the Windows name, Windows Pro Rescuer has nothing to offer in terms of spyware protection or malware disinfection. Windows Pro Rescuer has to be deleted, through the competent capabilities of a legitimate PC security application, in order to cut short its infection and prevent the spread of more malware infestations.

Profiteering Strategies of Windows Pro Rescuer

Windows Pro Rescuer is built mainly for profit, which is why its designers have not bothered with equipping Windows Pro Rescuer with the right features or even with a functional virus detection database. As a result, this bogus application does not have the capability in detecting infections or eliminating them. To make its strategies more persuasive, the Windows Pro Rescuer malware illegally uses the Windows name and also imitates the same graphical user interface of Windows Security Center. In fact, Windows Pro Rescuer has many clones that are part of the FakeVimes family, each with different names but with the same GUI, color scheme and poor functionality. Among the most identical variants of this rogue anti-spyware software are Windows Safety Manager, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Safety Toolkit and Windows Antivirus Care.

Due to the stealthy manner with which Windows Pro Rescuer operates, the PC user may not be aware, initially, that a malicious program has already been installed in the computer. Like any legitimate anti-spyware product, this malware will run scans and announce detection of security threats, except that the scans and threat detections are baseless and unreliable. Rather than to protect the PC from viruses, Trojans and spyware, Windows Pro Rescuer will, instead, install more malicious software into the machine.

The installation of Windows Pro Rescuer often takes place almost automatically, especially when a PC user visits hacked websites that secretly harbor Trojans. These Trojans, which aim to look for security vulnerabilities in a computer, download the Windows Pro Rescuer malware furtively but successfully. Furthermore, Windows Pro Rescuer may also be spread through online malware scanner advertisements. These scanners always announce virus detections, which consequently compel the PC user to download Windows Pro Rescuer as a solution – in truth a malware. The removal of Windows Pro Rescuer malware needs to be carried out as early as possible before the infection reaches more critical stages. Windows Pro Rescuer will ask for payment in order to remove the infections Windows Pro Rescuer has supposedly detected, but this will not remove the real infection, which is Windows Pro Rescuer.

Any computer that needs rescuing from malware infections will not derive any benefit from Windows Pro Rescuer. A poor imitation of the Windows Security Center page Windows Pro Rescuer is a malicious software product that must be removed from any computer. Download legitimate PC security software to remove the Windows Pro Rescuer malware, for good!

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Detection of Windows Pro Rescuer (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Pro Rescuer manually

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


  • Inspector-[rnd].exe
  • Protector-[rnd].exe

Registry Keys

  • 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\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
  • 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\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\platin.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe

External links

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