Windows Safety Toolkit

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Windows Safety Toolkit 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 Toolkit is a malicious anti-spyware application that is nothing but a copycat of legitimate PC security programs. Windows Safety Toolkit imitates scan processes and security alerts of a real anti-malware program so as to persuade the user to purchase its full and licensed version. Usually installed by a drive-by download or installed voluntarily by PC users who think they are downloading legitimate computer security software, Windows Safety Toolkit is one of the scams perpetrated by the FakeVimes family of malware. FakeVimes has already released hundreds of variants of Windows Safety Toolkit. As a result, the interface and processes employed by Windows Safety Toolkit are reminiscent of its clones – Windows Premium Guard, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Performance Adviser and Windows Pro Rescuer, among several others.

The Incompetence and Dangers of Windows Safety Toolkit


To say that Windows Safety Toolkit is incompetent is a serious understatement. Windows Safety Toolkit exposes the computer to worse dangers, including malware attacks of every kind. Not only does Windows Safety Toolkit make use of a fake scanning procedure and bogus warning alerts, Windows Safety Toolkit will also purposely lower PC security. The unfortunate thing, of course, is that Windows Safety Toolkit is not a real anti-malware solution. Windows Safety Toolkit is the infection itself, which means Windows Safety Toolkit does not have any genuine virus scanning capability. Windows Safety Toolkit is a dangerous rogueware that has to be removed efficiently and effectively.

Obvious Symptoms of a Windows Safety Toolkit Infection


The symptoms of a full-scale Windows Safety Toolkit infection may be predictable but no less nefarious. Windows Safety Toolkit will take control of an infected PC so that the user will not be able to access certain applications and even download genuine security programs. Windows Safety Toolkit will also imitate the workings of Windows Task Manager so that any attempt at launching it will, instead, open the Advanced Process Control Screen of Windows Safety Toolkit. Since Windows Safety Toolkit will purposely slow the infected PC down, the simple act of shutting down the PC, starting it up or browsing the web will be a frustrating drag.

Altered desktop or homepage settings are also another striking indication of a Windows Safety Toolkit infection. Web browser redirection is also common, especially since the malware will instead direct the searches to hoax websites that further advertise the Windows Safety Toolkit application. This is done in order to convince the user that buying the licensed version of Windows Safety Toolkit is needed to restore the PC back to its usual operation. Windows Safety Toolkit will also infect the Windows, which leaves the computer exposed to vulnerabilities. All these symptoms, plus the fact that Windows Safety Toolkit demands payment when Windows Safety Toolkit has no benefit to offer whatsoever, are reasons enough to eliminate Windows Safety Toolkit from any PC, thoroughly.

The safety and protection of your PC is possible only with a legitimate PC security program. Don't trust the empty promises of Windows Safety Toolkit. The only decision you must make is to delete the Windows Safety Toolkit infection. Choose a genuine anti-spyware solution to eliminate this fraudulent application from your PC.

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Detection of Windows Safety Toolkit (Recommended)

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

Run a Windows Safety Toolkit scan/check to successfully detect all Windows Safety Toolkit files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Windows Safety Toolkit, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Windows Safety Toolkit or follow the Windows Safety Toolkit 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 Toolkit. Windows Safety Toolkit can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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

Symptoms

Windows Safety Toolkit 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 Toolkit from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Safety Toolkit manually

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

Processes

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

DLLs

  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\W34r34mt5h21ef.dat
  • %Desktop%\Windows Safety Toolkit.lnk
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Safety Toolkit.lnk

Registry Keys

  • 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • 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\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "pbxqbkjqxb"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-4-21_3"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install[1].exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aswRunDll.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cmd32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\webscanx.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npssvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\scam32.exe

External links

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