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* What is Windows Virus Hunter

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* Remove Windows Virus Hunter manually

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

Windows Virus Hunter

%AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe

Rogue

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


Windows Virus Hunter does not hunt viruses as you may think at first judging by the name. It is actually a cunning member of FakeVimes family. The program has been classified as "fake antivirus" for its pretentious nature. Infected by Windows Virus Hunter computer will display fake virus scan followed by numerous pop-up messages. The Windows Virus Hunter rogue is dangerous to your computer's security as it opens gates to all kinds of malicious programs. It is hard to remove Windows Virus Hunter because it is written so that it will block antivirus and change Internet settings. However, if you have been attacked by the rogue, you do not have to worry as there is a specialized removal tool that will save your computer from Windows Virus Hunter. Install Windows Virus Hunter Removal Tool - it knows its job.

Autorun of Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter

Windows Virus Hunter intrusion method

Windows Virus Hunter copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is %AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Windows Virus Hunter and value %AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name %AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe or Windows Virus Hunter. Also, it can create folder with name Windows Virus Hunter under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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Features of WiperSoft Antispyware

* Removes all files created by viruses.

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Features of Spyhunter Remediation Tool

* Removes all files created by Windows Virus Hunter.

* Removes all registry entries created by Windows Virus Hunter.

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How to remove Windows Virus Hunter manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Windows Virus Hunter, 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 Virus Hunter.

To get rid of Windows Virus Hunter, you should:

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

  • Windows Virus Hunter.lnk
  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
  • %AppData%\Protector-(random 4 letters).exe
  • %AppData%\result.db
  • %AppData%\1st$0l3th1s.cnf

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.

**Trial version of Wipersoft provides detection of computer viruses for FREE. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Wipersoft.

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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 Virus Hunter blocks you from running security programs.

Often rogue programs like Windows Virus Hunter 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 Virus Hunter removal is Safe Mode with Networking. To load in Safe Mode with Networking and remove Windows Virus Hunter 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

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