Windows Foolproof Protector

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Windows Foolproof Protector 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 Foolproof Protector is a rogue anti-spyware application that presents itself as a legitimate security program. An almost identical variant of Windows Component Protector, Windows Attacks Defender, Windows Protection Master and Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Foolproof Protector, is designed mainly to mislead PC users, who think their computers are in need of an anti-virus solution. The primary motive of Windows Foolproof Protector is profit-focused. Windows Foolproof Protector will persuade Windows computer users pay for the software, even though Windows Foolproof Protector doesn't plan to offer any form of security benefit in return. Deleting Windows Foolproof Protector needs to be prioritized, especially since this infection may lead to more serious malware attacks in the future.

The symptoms of an existing infection can be quite predicable, especially since many of the closest variants of Windows Foolproof Protector produce the same signs and symptoms. This malware will install itself, without prompting the user or offering an uninstall option. This leaves the PC user with no other choice than to install the fraudulent application and pay for its full version, so as to delete all the infections and threats Windows Foolproof Protector had supposedly detected.

The spread of Windows Foolproof Protector is typically accomplished through one of two ways. First, this malware may be installed through hoax websites that take advantage of PC security vulnerabilities. The infection may also be perpetrated by fake malware scanners online which announce an infection and prompt the user to download Windows Foolproof Protector. All in all Windows Foolproof Protector will take over the functions of the PC so that it will be near impossible for you to get any functional use from your computer. Launching Windows Task Manager will instead open the display screen of Windows Foolproof Protector. From time to time, Windows Foolproof Protector will also launch scans and display warnings, all of which are fake and completely baseless. These misleading alerts and warnings are all designed to convince you that you need to purchase the registered version of Windows Foolproof Protector.

Providentially, there are several ways to block a Windows Foolproof Protector infection or any other infection coming from a fake anti-spyware program. One of these is to make sure that you have installed genuine PC security software in your PC. Installing a firewall and keeping it turned on will also help in filtering rogue security software. If your anti-virus software does not come with anti-spyware capabilities, make sure you get additional protection. Make sure that the links you want to visit and the files you digitize don't come from hoax or infected websites. Lastly, it helps to be able to differentiate between genuine anti-virus software and rogue anti-virus applications.

An existing Windows Foolproof Protector infection can be removed successfully using legitimate PC anti-malware software. If you want foolproof protection for your PC, don't believe in the empty promises of Windows Foolproof Protector. The guarantees of this malicious software are no better than the rest of its rogueware variants. Delete Windows Foolproof Protector now to get the security and privacy of your Windows PC back.

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Detection of Windows Foolproof Protector (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Foolproof Protector 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 Foolproof Protector from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Foolproof Protector manually

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


  • %AppData%\Protector-.exe


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Foolproof Protector.lnk
  • %Desktop%\Windows Foolproof Protector.lnk
  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 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\Settings "net" = "2012-4-7_2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "ahwohainwk"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aswUpdSv.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\atcon.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.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\inetlnfo.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bidef.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\dvp95.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tds-3.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\winupdate.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ozn695m5.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rtvscn95.exe

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