What is Windows Advanced Security Center?
The cyber criminals, who produce pseudo-security tools, have launched Windows Advanced Security Center, which is another phony application belonging to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family. The malware such as Windows Pro Solutions and Windows Sleek Performance were duplicated, and Windows Advanced Security Center was produced.
This bogus application cannot be trusted, because it employs various means of deception to make users think that the system is infected with different threats. The “threats”, according to the rogue, can be removed only after the purchase or activation of the full version of Windows Advanced Security Center, which means that users will be asked to enter their bank account numbers, CVV numbers or passwords. If you find the notification presented below, ignore it; because all you have to do is remove this pest from the system:
Please click “Remove all” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC
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tested removal of Windows Advanced Security Center* After clicking the “Remove all” button, you are redirected to a purchase form of the rogue. Remember that this rogue wants to trick you; therefore, you should not trust what it says. Moreover, you should ignore fake errors and security notifications produced by Windows Advanced Security Center. See some of the bogus notifications:
Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Therefore, do not trust the scan’s of the system, threats and different notifications.
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Importantly, the malware attempts to focus users’ attention on supposedly dangerous impairments of the system. For example, the rogue disables the Internet, and the user might start thinking that this problem occurred due to the infections found on the system. Moreover, in the Windows Registry Editor, the rogue creates entries which do not allow a security program, if such exists on the computer, to run scans. The Registry Editor is also hidden from users as well as Task Manager, which shows the processes of the system. When this happens, do not panic but remove the rogue.
Automatic Windows Advanced Security Center Removal
Automatic removal is the easiest and the most convenient way to delete Windows Advanced Security Center. This way of removal might be carried out by both an average computer user and an experienced IT technician. The requirements of the disposal of the rogue are very simple. All you need is the Internet connection and a legitimate antispyware application.
1) As you need to connect to the Internet, you have to restore your Internet connection. Enter the activation key 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020 and open your Internet browser. Download and install SpyHunter which will effectively remove the components of the malware.
2) If you want, you can download SpyHunter onto another computer and transfer the software package on to a removable disk, and then install it on your computer. Run SpyHunter to detect and delete the infection from the system.
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Manual Windows Advanced Security Center Removal
For those who trust only themselves, there is an option to remove Windows Advanced Security Center manually. In this case, all the components related to the malware have to be deleted from the system step by step. It is essential that the rogue be removed completely without any malicious files left on the system. We recommend this method for experienced Windows users; however, if you want to try removing the rogue by yourself, find the instructions given below:
1) Terminate these processes:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe2) Open Registry Editor and delete the following rogue-related entries:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 03) Remove these files:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Fake Advanced Security Center.lnk
%desktopdir%\Advanced Security Center.lnk
%commonprograms%\Advanced Security Center.lnk