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Threat indicator: HIGH

Threat's profile

Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

Windows Privacy Extension

%AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe

Rogue

Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10)


Windows Privacy Extension is a rogue application that looks much like a real and functioning antivirus program. However, this software is a useless tool used by cyber criminals to trick PC users into spending money. It scares the user by showing numerous security warnings. The warnings are designed to look very convincing, so that the user can believe his computer is in big danger. Then Windows Privacy Extension will suggest buying the full version of the product that supposedly can resolve all these issues. Nothing is real when it concerns Windows Privacy Extension. Remove it before it causes much harm with a specialized removal tool.

Autorun of Windows Privacy Extension can be fixed in Hijackthis by fixing the line:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Inspector] %AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe

To unlock your PC and get rid of alerts use following code:

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020


Windows Privacy Extension

Windows Privacy Extension intrusion method

Windows Privacy Extension copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is %AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Windows Privacy Extension and value %AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name %AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe or Windows Privacy Extension. Also, it can create folder with name Windows Privacy Extension under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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How to remove Windows Privacy Extension manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Windows Privacy Extension, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Windows Privacy Extension.

To get rid of Windows Privacy Extension, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
  • %AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe
  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\1st$0l3th1s.cnf
  • Windows Privacy Extension.lnk

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    \msdm.exe
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    \gbmenu.exe
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    \bipcpevalsetup.exe
  • Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    \alevir.exe
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings
    Value: UID
    Data: (random)
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings
    Value: net
    Data: (date of installation)
  • Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    Value: Inspector
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system

    Value: EnableLUA
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system

    Value: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system

    Value: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Value: DisableTaskMgr
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Value: DisableRegistryTools
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Value: DisableRegedit
    Data: "0"
  • Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    Value: WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect
    Data: "0"

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


If Windows Privacy Extension blocks you from running security programs.

Often rogue programs like Windows Privacy Extension block you from running security programs and visiting anti-virus websites. In this case we recommend you to boot your Windows in Safe Mode with Networking. This is special mode when Windows will not load third-party services, drivers and start-up objects. However you will be able to use Internet. Just download and run suggested programs for easy Windows Privacy Extension removal is Safe Mode with Networking. To load in Safe Mode with Networking and remove Windows Privacy Extension do the following:


  • Start or restart your Windows

  • Keep pressing F8 button from the beginning of the boot

  • This will open Advanced Boot Option menu

  • In the menu choose Safe Mode with Networking (use arrows on the keyboard to navigate)

  • Wait until Windows loads

  • Download WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool scan and remove found threats.

  • Restart Windows in Normal Mode


Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Windows Privacy Extension and %AppData%\Protector-(random 5 chars).exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Infected Laptop

Laptop is infected with the Windows Privacy Extension Currently unable to run Malwarebytes. I have gone through Safe Mode to try and remedy this problem and still cannot fix it.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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