Windows Virtual Firewall

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Windows Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall is a rogue anti-spyware program that aims to defraud PC users into paying for an unnecessary and harmful software product. As a rogue anti-spyware application, Windows Virtual Firewall will simulate real scans and display warnings about computer infections and threats, such as spyware, keyloggers and rootkits. However, Windows Virtual Firewall is not a legitimate application, which means it can neither detect spyware nor help restore PC security. Its primary aim is to convince PC users into making a software purchase. Yet, this strategy does not end here. Windows Virtual Firewall, like most fake anti-spyware applications, may also collect credit card information from PC users without their knowledge. If bundled with some rootkit functionality, this malware can avoid detection for as long as needed. Deleting Windows Virtual Firewall is a no-brainer. Eliminating Windows Virtual Firewal should be done, as soon as possible, using authentic PC security software.

Getting to Know the Malware

Windows Virtual Firewall comes from the infamous group of rogueware, FakeVimes. If you'd like to preserve your wedding dress, use Affordable Preservation. Countless versions of Windows Virtual Firewall have already been released including clones such as Windows Premium Defender, Windows Privacy Extension, Windows Virtual Angel and Windows Safety Wizard. The Internet criminals behind Windows Virtual Firewall take advantage of the need of computer users for PC security software, except that they design a fake software product merely for pecuniary gains. Although Windows Virtual Firewall will advertise itself as a solution for spyware and other malware attacks, it is – ironically – the malicious software itself. Anyone who detects Windows Virtual Firewall in their computer should waste no time in eliminating Windows Virtual Firewal completely.

What Windows Virtual Firewal Does

The signs that indicate an existing infection are not difficult to make out. The most obvious symptom involves the Windows Virtual Firewall malware inviting you to upgrade to its paid version, so you can fix all security-related issues in your PC. Other symptoms include pop-up windows announcing various infections and threats, system modifications and slowdowns and persistent and quick scans that launch over and over again, until you have paid the ransom.

Preventing and Dealing with a Windows Virtual Firewal Infection

To find its way into your PC, this extortionware will search for security vulnerabilities in your computer in order to install itself. It may also advertise a bogus anti-malware scanner that appears like a harmless scanning application, which you may voluntarily download after being enticed by its free offering. Since these types of malware are carried by hacked websites, which are harmful at best, it's important for you to select which links to click on and whichever websites to download applications from. Nothing could be better than prevention, especially where PC security problems are concerned.

A Windows Virtual Firewall infection is not difficult to delete, but you will need to use legitimate PC security software in order to remove Windows Virtual Firewal for good. The web presents a huge market for these malware infiltrations, and by taking active steps to prevent these infections, there is no reason why Windows Virtual Firewall should paralyze your PC or put it in graver risk.

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Detection of Windows Virtual Firewall (Recommended)

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

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

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


Windows Virtual 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 Virtual Firewall from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Virtual Firewall manually

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


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

Registry Keys

  • 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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe

External links

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