What is Windows Safety Master?
Windows Safety Master is a fake anti-spyware program which has been designed by cyber criminals. These schemers are linked to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family of rogue security software, and Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have reported numerous of infections which belong to this group. Have you heard of Windows Ultimate Booster, Windows Prime Accelerator, Windows Prime Booster, and other fictitious malware removers? All of these devious infections can disrupt the running of your personal computer. For example, they can block the running of most .exe files. As you might understand already, this may create serious issues when running the entire operating system. You could be denied access to the Registry Editor, Task Manager or even the installed web browsers. Nonetheless, this should not discourage you from getting Windows Safety Master removed as soon as possible.
How does Windows Safety Master work?
Rogue security applications often use misleading interfaces, fictitious scanners, bogus attributes and other misleading tricks to fool computer users that they can trust Windows Safety Master. Do you believe that this suspicious program is trustworthy as well? It is a mistake to think this because the rogue has not been designed to find clandestine threats, delete malware or shield the PC against attacking infections. If you fall for the misleading scanner and the continuously reappearing misleading recommendations, you could end up in the Windows Safety Master purchase page. Even though the program may promise you the best services, you will be asked to pay for the 6 months or 1 year subscriptions. The requested sums are high, and this should signal that you are being scammed.
Special registration keys can be applied to imitate your subscription. As the rogue is tricked that you have purchased its full version, the existing symptoms should be disabled. Needless to say, this does not mean that the rogue has been removed or that it could not attack again. Therefore, as soon as you apply one of the keys below, you need to delete Windows Safety Master. Note that schemers could repudiate these keys, in which case you may have further removal difficulties.
How to remove Windows Safety Master?
The sooner you delete Windows Safety Master from the operating Windows system the better. If you postpone the task for much longer, there is a chance that other clandestine threats could be installed onto the PC without much of your notice. Unfortunately, additional malware could exist already, which is why Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers do not recommend manual removal to those who do not have the right experience. If you think that manual removal is not right for you yet, you can install automatic malware detection and removal software. You can use the aforementioned codes to disable the system paralyzing symptoms, so that you could install the desired software, or you can follow the straightforward, simple instructions below.
Remove from Windows 8:
- Tap the Windows key to access the Metro UI start screen and launch a browser.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph .
- Download an automatic spyware remover.
- Install the tool onto the PC, perform a scan and then delete the discovered threats.
Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- Restart the PC and start tapping F8 as soon as BIOS loads up.
- Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
- Download the automatic malware detection and removal tool SpyHunter.
- Install the program, scan the PC and delete malware (click Fix Threats).
Remove from Windows XP:
- Restart the computer and wait for BIOS to load.
- Right away start tapping F8 to launch the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
- Using arrow keys select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
- Click YES on the appeared ‘Windows is running in safe mode’ alert.
- Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/spyhunter and download the malware remover.
- Open the Start menu from the Task Bar and click RUN.
- Enter msconfig and click OK to access the System Configurations Utility.
- Click the General tab and select Disable All. Click OK.
- Restart the PC in a normal mode.
- Install the downloaded malware remover and use it to delete existing threats.
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Stop these Windows Safety Master Processes:
Remove these Windows Safety Master Files:
%AppData%\svc-[random file name].exe
Remove these Windows Safety Master Registry Entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "GuardSoftware" = %AppData%\svc-[random file name].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\svc-[random file name].exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd "ImagePath" = "123123.sys"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe