Windows ProSecurity Scanner

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Windows ProSecurity Scanner 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 ProSecurity Scanner is a rogue anti-spyware program that presents itself as a genuine malware removal tool. It is a fraudulent application that resembles many rogueware types harassing web users today, including Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Daily Adviser and many others. Windows ProSecurity Scanner will attempt to scan your PC, but it does not have the analytical tools necessary in detecting threats and accurate system infections. The false scans and alerts are all a part of an organized strategy to access your financial information and steal money from you, by way of convincing you to purchase the software.

The Alleged Warnings of Windows ProSecurity Scanner

After it downloads itself, either through questionable websites or sneaky online scanners, Windows ProSecurity Scanner will proceed to elicit security warnings, along with recommendations. These warnings crop up after a simulated scan is launched each time Windows is accessed. The security warnings will include the following: detections of system files at risk, warnings of compromised security and detections of an attempt to run a potentially hazardous script. Windows ProSecurity Scanner will also show a blocked Internet access warning and will advise you to activate the protection as a means to remedy the problem.

The scan results displayed by Windows ProSecurity Scanner resemble those produced by legitimate anti-malware scanners. The scanner interface also makes the program appear to be an application directly affiliated with Windows or Microsoft. This explains why it is easy for many PC users to fall prey to these spurious threat alerts. Eventually these PC users will be asked to pay for a full version of Windows ProSecurity Scanner.

How to Prevent and Fix the Windows ProSecurity Scanner Infection

One of the best ways to prevent a Windows ProSecurity Scanner infection is to be extra careful during web searches. You can easily pick up rogueware infections through malicious email attachments, a free online scanner, a multimedia program you need to download or even a free screensaver. According to PC threat researchers, the infection may also be spread through banner-advertisements that claim infections on your PC and compel you to download Windows ProSecurity Scanner. To avoid fake security programs such as this, you need to ensure safe browsing at all times. Installing a reliable antispyware protection in your PC will also help detect these threats at the earliest possible time. If you have inadvertently downloaded this bogus anti-spyware program in your computer, don't fret. Genuine anti-malware software is all you need to remove Windows ProSecurity Scanner – which is, ironically, the malware itself.

The dangers of Windows ProSecurity Scanner cannot be overlooked. It may install more spyware into your PC and prevent you from accessing online malware removal tools. This rogue optimizer will modify most computer systems, moreover, so that Windows ProSecurity Scanner will keep launching and relaunching itself during each Windows startup.

Don't fall for the sneaky strategies of Windows ProSecurity Scanner. If you have full antispyware protection installed in your PC, this should not be a problem. Secure browsing practices also help to prevent a Windows ProSecurity Scanner infection, so you don't ever fall victim to a fraudulent application that serves only to modify certain PC settings, violate your privacy and steal your money.

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Detection of Windows ProSecurity Scanner (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows ProSecurity Scanner 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 ProSecurity Scanner from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows ProSecurity Scanner manually

Another method to remove Windows ProSecurity Scanner is to manually delete Windows ProSecurity Scanner files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows ProSecurity Scanner 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\Debugger svchost.exe
  • 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 NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.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

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