Windows Safety Checkpoint

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Windows Safety Checkpoint 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 Safety Checkpoint is a rogue PC optimization tool created and developed in the same way as most types of rogueware proliferating today. Windows Safety Checkpoint was released by FakeVimes, and like many other types of rogueware from the FakeVimes family, such as Windows Pro Rescuer, Windows Crucial Scanner and Windows Premium Guard, Windows Safety Checkpoint intent is to oblige PC users to run a simulated scan on their systems and make them buy its purported licensed version. The scans accomplish no more than to display fake security threats and the infection warnings are anything but reliable. Furthermore, the scans launch themselves each time the PC is switched on, and fake infection warnings and pop-ups typically occur every one or two minutes. The important thing to remember is that Windows Safety Checkpoint is a rogue security program and must be deleted from your computer as immediately as possible.

False Scans and Warnings from Windows Safety Checkpoint


The primary goal of Windows Safety Checkpoint, which is also the principal aim of most rogue anti-spyware programs, is to persuade PC users of the defective state of their PC systems and persuade them to secure its paid version. It will convince you, once Windows Safety Checkpoint has already infiltrated your computer, that the only way to eliminate these alleged Trojan activities and infections is to pay for the software. Understandably, most PC users will be alarmed with these warnings. A fake scan that displays detection of Trojan activity or firewall problems is bound to distress anyone, especially PC users not familiar with the machinations of Windows Safety Checkpoint. In truth, however, Windows Safety Checkpoint has no capability whatsoever in determining any signs of infection. Its purpose is to sway you into paying for a licensed version of the software, which will not offer you anything substantial in return.

The Dangers of Windows Safety Checkpoint


The dangers of Windows Safety Checkpoint are several. Once it is already downloaded into a computer, it will alter its system registry settings so that it is launched instantaneously right after rebooting the computer. This will result in automatic fake scans and pop-up notifications that serve to warn of an alleged infection. Malware researchers have also pointed to the possibility of Windows Safety Checkpoint hijacking Internet Explorer by making changes in the proxy settings of a computer. This will disable you from visiting any other site, except the web page of Windows Safety Checkpoint that requires payment. The presence of Windows Safety Checkpoint in your computer may lead to additional malware downloads, disabling your computer further and compromising files. Due to all these, it is extremely necessary for this rogue anti-spyware tool to be removed without question.

Although Windows Safety Checkpoint will exhaust all efforts at assuring you of its legitimacy and competency, it is not worthy of your attention or money. It is designed to trap PC users into thinking that the only way to deal with the infection is to pay for a full version of Windows Safety Checkpoint. Like various other rogue anti-spyware software, Windows Safety Checkpoint is a deceitful program that must not be trusted, no matter what cost!

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Detection of Windows Safety Checkpoint (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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

Symptoms

Windows Safety Checkpoint 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 Safety Checkpoint from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Safety Checkpoint manually

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

Processes

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

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • 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 "ID" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
  • 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
  • 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\_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

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