Windows Safety Module

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Windows Safety Module 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 Module is a bogus anti-spyware tool that is neither a licensed product of Microsoft nor a legitimate type of software designed to detect PC virus infections. It has been created mainly to defraud PC users into believing that their systems are compromised by viruses, worms and Trojans, and will require an anti-spyware program. Designed in the tradition of most rogue anti-virus programs, Windows Safety Module is nothing more than a trick aimed at susceptible PC users and their money.

Windows Safety Module is a Malicious Application

The fact that Windows Safety Module does not have the capacity of detecting malware attacks makes this program no more than a malicious program. Security researchers have uncovered that this fraudulent program functions like the rest of the rogue anti-virus programs multiplying all over the web today. Windows Safety Module gains an entryway into any PC without warning and launches itself instantaneously with Windows as the system is rebooted. Once Windows Safety Module is already installed, Windows Safety Module will begin to generate fake scans and notify the user that the PC is weighed down by viruses and other forms of threats. It does this for one main reason, and this is to convince the PC user that the fake virus infection can be eliminated by paying for a full version of Windows Safety Module.

What is alarming about Windows Safety Module is that Windows Safety Module doesn't even have the tools or features needed to carry out a decent anti-virus scan. malware analysts have discovered that the scans last no more than 5 seconds, with some scans allegedly completed in as short as 4 seconds. It is impossible for any legitimate security program to accomplish a complete scan in such a nominal period of time, which means that Windows Safety Module is no better than the rest of the rogue anti-spyware devices circulating the Internet and compromising millions of computers across the web.

What PC Users Can Do

It is fairly difficult for unsuspecting computer users to detect a Windows Safety Module infiltration early on, since this fake anti-virus program enters any PC system without advice. Furthermore, Windows Safety Module is not affiliated with Windows, Microsoft or any other legitimate software provider. If Windows Safety Module has already found its way into your computer system, you will need to remove Windows Safety Module as soon as possible. Not only does Windows Safety Module perform fake scans, Windows Safety Module may also result in serious system slowdowns. It is designed, most of all, to swindle money off you.

The so-called full version of Windows Safety Module, which you will need to purchase so that all PC imaginary threats may be eliminated, can do no better than its trial version. Worse, this rogue security program does not have the ability to detect or delete actual threats in your PC.

Windows Safety Module places the functionality of your PC, as well as your online banking details, at risk. You can delete this perfidious anti-spyware program through the use of legitimate software, before Windows Safety Module modifies your system further and results in worse PC problems. Just like all of the rogue security programs out there, there is nothing safe about Windows Safety Module.

To check your computer for Windows Safety Module, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Windows Safety Module (Recommended)

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

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

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


Windows Safety Module 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 Module from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Safety Module manually

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


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


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\ID 4
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\UID [RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.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\AVCare.exe

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