Windows Malware Firewall

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Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall is a rogue anti-spyware program released by the infamous FakeVimes family of malicious software. Windows Malware Firewall, essentially a type of scareware used by Internet criminals for profit, offers no benefits to PC users whatsoever. Possessing a strong resemblance to many of its clones like Windows Ultimate Security Patch, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Safety Checkpoint and Windows Defence Counsel, Windows Malware Firewall is not a PC security program although Windows Malware Firewall claims to be one.

There are many things that this fake anti-spyware program will do, except give your PC the protection Windows Malware Firewall promises. Windows Malware Firewall, therefore, has to be deleted from your PC before Windows Malware Firewall further disables Windows and Windows updates and pilfers sensitive personal information from you.

How Windows Malware Firewall Makes Its Way into Your PC

The creators of Windows Malware Firewall take great efforts at advertising this fake anti-spyware program, enticing web users through call-to-action messages. PC users will encounter a pop-up window that promotes Windows Malware Firewall as a way to eliminate viruses or spyware in your PC. These so-called alerts appear harmless enough, but clicking anywhere on the page will download Windows Malware Firewall into your computer. security analysts have also noted how the creators of rogue anti-spyware programs like Windows Malware Firewall make use of SEO poisoning tactics. This is done so as to thrust questionable websites on top of search engines and, therefore, help distribute the infection. One example points to a search for legitimate anti-spyware tools online, and getting redirected to a site that promotes fake anti-spyware applications like Windows Malware Firewall. All it takes is a simple click to download the rogueware and place your PC in a state of compromise.

The Things that Windows Malware Firewall Do

One of the most used tricks by a rogue anti-spyware application like Windows Malware Firewall is to make false reports about viruses, spyware, and other security threats in your PC. Ironically, moreover, Windows Malware Firewall will not report an actual infection due to its limited or lack of capability. Windows Malware Firewall may also introduce a virus into your computer so that its detection efforts will appear a whole lot more convincing. It will proceed to display false alerts, install malicious software that may steal important data and may even keep you from accessing websites that offer legitimate spyware removal tools. Finally, Windows Malware Firewall will slow down your PC and prevent you from using it in the same, easy manner as before.

Delete Windows Malware Firewall Now

The best way to remove Windows Malware Firewall from your PC is to get the help of a legitimate security software provider. Manual removal of rogue anti-spyware software is often a tricky affair, and there is always the risk of removing important files along with the malicious application. If Windows Malware Firewall invites you to purchase a paid version of its software, moreover, you should not send any sensitive information over at their site. It is the infection itself and should be removed as early as possible.

There is always something you can do to protect your PC from rogue anti-spyware programs like Windows Malware Firewall, and paying for the software is not one of them. Delete Windows Malware Firewall without trouble by enlisting the help of genuine PC security software today.

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


Detection of Windows Malware Firewall (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Malware Firewall 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 Malware Firewall from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Malware Firewall manually

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


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

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector = %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • 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\About.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\a.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\aAvgApi.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ackwin32.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Ad-Aware.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AdwarePrj.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\agent.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\agentsvr.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\agentw.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alogserv.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alertsvc.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe\"Debugger" = "svchost.exe"

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