I encounter some error messages from Windows AntiVirus Booster. One of the error message is like this:
” Windows AntiVirus Booster warning: Your computer is infected with spyware and malware. Last scan results: 371 infected files found! Click this notification to fix the problem.”
I don’t know what is wrong with my computer, neither do I know how to deal with this problem. Can anyone help me out?
What is Windows AntiVirus Booster?
Windows AntiVirus Booster is another version of rogue system security application. This fake application is very much similar to its predecessors and is developed with an intention to obtain money from innocent users. It disables Task Manager and security software present in your system so that neither you stop its processes nor able to remove. This perilous application modifies Windows registry and thus restricts you to execute certain system applications. Program gets freeze and system speed becomes slow. You are unable to open various websites as it hijack web browser. Apart from this it also redirects your browser to remote website which installs additional spyware into your system. It also increases the chances of data theft. So, you have to remove this fake security application as soon as possible..
How Windows AntiVirus Booster Enters Your PC
Windows AntiVirus Booster uses various illegal techniques to enter your system. It enters your system via trojans and adds additional spyware into it. Your system also gets infected with this malicious piece of software when you access any infected email attachments, download games, videos, codec etc. It also spread through removable devices.
- Consequences of Windows AntiVirus Booster Enters Attack
- Display unwanted pop-ups and alerts
- Changes desktop settings
- Modifies browser homepage settings
- Alters Windows Registry
- Hijack Internet Explorer, Mozilla and other web browser
- Redirect browser to some malicious website
- Unable to execute various system application
- Slow Internet connection
- Generates malicious codes in system
- Install additional adware into your computer
- System gets crashed
This malicious application put an end to your PC if you don’t take immediate step to remove it.
How to Remove Windows AntiVirus Booster
Try manual removal steps to remove this fake application. But note that the manual removal is quite complicated and risky. It often causes system crash leading to data loss situations.
Step1. Reboot In Safe Mode with Networking
1) Restart your computer. When you see the computer manufacturer’s logo, press and hold the F8 key.
2) On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and the press Enter.(Log on to your computer with a user account that has Administrator Rights.)
Step2. Stop running processes of Windows AntiVirus Booster
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the nasty progress. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be displayed with different names with random letters.
Step3. Remove its related files and folders from every location of PC
a) Windows 7/XP/Vista
Access ‘Control Panel’ again to navigate to user accounts and family safety.
Step 5. Navigate to the following entries respectively to find any key value started with “Run” and remove accordingly.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders Startup=”C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup
After getting error message, most of the users do the fault of downloading in order to get rid of malware present in their system. But you must know that neither it possess any features of security softwares nor it prevents your system from spyware. So, don’t try to download such kinds of security application and thus protect your computer system from damages. Don’t be scared when you see fake security alerts shown by Windows AntiVirus Booster If you have accidentally downloaded this fake application then immediately take strong steps to remove it.