Windows Pro Web Helper

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Windows Pro Web Helper 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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A rogue anti-virus program that acts as if it is a legitimate program, Windows Pro Web Helper, is just one of a long string of rogueware attacking PCs today. Not only does Windows Pro Web Helper make unauthorized scans and produce bogus infection reports, Windows Pro Web Helper will also take control of the regular functions of the computer so that the PC user will be forced to make a payment or at least reveal sensitive financial details. As an anti-virus program, Windows Pro Web Helper is no more than a trick, and will have to be ignored or deleted immediately once Windows Pro Web Helper has been downloaded into any computer system.

The Sneaky Trap of Windows Pro Web Helper

Windows Pro Web Helper makes use of cunning devices in order to function and carry out its hidden agenda. This is, perhaps, the strongest indication that Windows Pro Web Helper is nothing but a rogue PC optimization tool. Legitimate software does not download itself automatically. Windows Pro Web Helper usually requests for your permission, so you can download the application yourself. Most types of authentic software, moreover, comes with an uninstall option so you can uninstall the program anytime needed. Windows Pro Web Helper, on the other hand, does not accomplish any of these things. Windows Pro Web Helper is spread through hacked websites that distribute Trojans which, in turn, download the rogueware into a computer system through a backdoor. After its installation, Windows Pro Web Helper will assume the role of a trustworthy anti-virus program. In truth, however, this anti-virus program does not aim to help your PC – or your wallet – in any way.

How to Determine a Windows Pro Web Helper Infection

There are several ways to detect a Windows Pro Web Helper infection, and these detections are difficult to miss. First off, your PC will launch what appears to be a legitimate scan that lists out which types of infections are present in your system and makes several recommendations. The scans will launch several times over, each time you initiate a Windows start-up. What is worse, Windows Pro Web Helper may block programs in your computer, which should have already detected the malware infection. Security analysts have uncovered that this rogue security program compromises the functions of Task Manager and Registry Editor in your computer, allowing Windows Pro Web Helper to carry out its malicious intent without fail. Downloading malware removal tools can be tricky too, as this rogue anti-virus program will attempt to block your access to such useful websites. If not deleted from the system immediately, Windows Pro Web Helper may worsen the infection than it already is.

There is nothing that Windows Pro Web Helper can do to help optimize the functions of your PC. Windows Pro Web Helper is not associated with Windows or Microsoft, as well. In fact, Windows Pro Web Helper is developed to convince you that your PC system is in trouble and to make you pay for a licensed version of this rogue anti-virus program. Some examples of Windows Pro Web Helper include Windows Processes Accelerator, Windows Premium Guard, Windows Safety Toolkit, Windows Crucial Scanner and Windows Antivirus Patch. Windows Pro Web Helper is a fraudulent application that targets vulnerable PC users worldwide. If you have Windows Pro Web Helper in your PC, Windows Pro Web Helper at once using only legitimate anti-malware program.

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


Detection of Windows Pro Web Helper (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Pro Web Helper 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 Pro Web Helper from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Pro Web Helper manually

Another method to remove Windows Pro Web Helper is to manually delete Windows Pro Web Helper files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Pro Web Helper files:


  • %AppData%\Protector-{RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS}.exe
  • %AppData%\Protector-{RANDOM 4 CHARACTERS}.exe


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Windows Pro Web Helper.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 4
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = 2012-2-20_1
  • 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\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

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