Windows Profound Security

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Windows Profound Security 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 Profound Security is a fake anti-spyware application that claims to be a legitimate program from Microsoft Windows. Released by the FakeVimes family, which has been designing scareware for many years, Windows Profound Security possesses almost the same design and functionality as its many clones. Several of these clones include Windows Virus Hunter, Windows Web Commander, Windows Privacy Extension and Windows Premium Console. As malicious software written primarily for profit-focused objectives, Windows Profound Security does not contain any useful functionality. Contrary to its claims of legitimacy and affiliation with Microsoft, Windows Profound Security is the malware in the first place. Its deletion must be carried out as early as possible, to prevent Windows Profound Security from carrying out spyware-related activities, resulting in worse computer compromise.

The Infection Process

There are three ways that contribute to the distribution of the Windows Profound Security malicious software. As a PC user, you may encounter this infection by visiting hacked websites which contain malicious codes. These malicious scripts will check for any existing vulnerable programs in your computer and will install the rogue anti-spyware program silently. The Windows Profound Security malware may also be spread through a codec with a Trojan component, typically required in viewing videos online. A computer infection may also be brought about via anti-malware scanners that invite you to scan your PC and prompt you to download the Windows Profound Security software.

Symptoms of an Existing Computer Infection

The successful installation of a Windows Profound Security application will result in several symptoms, many of which are ordinarily found in other rogue anti-spyware programs from FakeVimes. It will automatically start once the PC is rebooted, and Windows is launched. Windows Profound Security will pretend to run a full scan of your PC and display a list of its infections and threats. However, Windows Profound Security will also inform you that its freeware version is not enough to clean your infected PC. It will inform you that a paid version of Windows Profound Security is needed to eliminate all the spyware threats. To convince you further that paying for this fake anti-spyware application is indispensable, Windows Profound Security will purposely alter server and registry settings so that you won't be able to access security websites or download security software. It will also take full control of Windows Task Manager. Launching Task Manager will open the Advance Process Control screen of Windows Profound Security. This is another strategy employed by Windows Profound Security to make you pay up for something that doesn't offer any real benefit or utility.

Delete Windows Profound Security Now!

No matter how convincing the techniques of Windows Profound Security are, you should not spend a single dime for this fraudulent application. Buying Windows Profound Security will only expose your computer to a greater number of security risks. Since Windows Profound Security will not restore the optimal function of your computer, you are essentially throwing away your money while compromising an already-infected PC further.

Use no less than legitimate security software in deleting Windows Profound Security from your PC. To prevent any similar infection, make sure that you have a firewall put up in your computer and that you use only legitimate, authentic security software for your PC, no matter what the cost.

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


Detection of Windows Profound Security (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Profound Security 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 Profound Security from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Profound Security manually

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


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


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\1st$0l3th1s.cnf

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 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\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-7-9_7"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "qvnpoksgjc"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Security Center.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vbcons.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVWEBGRD.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zonealarm.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ants.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pctsSvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\fameh32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mcupdate.exe

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