Windows Accelerator Pro

What is Windows Accelerator Pro?

Windows Accelerator Pro is a dangerous computer infection classified as rogue antispyware application. It can seriously jeopardize your system security in attempt to steal your money. The application wants to be regarded as a reliable antimalware tool, but that is obviously not the case as Windows Accelerator Pro does not allow you to operate your computer properly and intends to push you into purchasing an application that does not function at all. This rogue also tries its best to remain on your system, so do refer to the instructions below in order to remove Windows Accelerator Pro for good.

Where does Windows Accelerator Pro come from?

This computer infection is known to be a part of FakeVimes or Rogue.VirusDoctor group of fake antivirus programs. The classification of the rogue family depends on research team, but the bottom line is that Windows Accelerator Pro is very similar to Windows Activity Booster, Windows Efficiency Control, Windows Warning Module and an extensive number of other rogue applications that have been released before.Windows Accelerator ProWindows Accelerator ProWindows Accelerator ProWindows Accelerator Pro

You could have been infected with Windows Accelerator Pro via fake online malware scanners or a Trojan infection that has been lingering in your system for quite some time. Hence, in order to protect yourself from similar intruders, you ought to run regular system scans with reliable antimalware tool.

What does Windows Accelerator Pro do?

As it has been mentioned in the previous paragraph, Windows Accelerator Pro has been developed to steal your money. It tries to achieve that by convincing you that you must purchase the full version of the program, otherwise your computer will not be safe.

Windows Accelerator Pro generates a number of fake infection symptoms, making it seem as though you are really infected with malware. However, the reason why you cannot operate your PC properly is none the other but Windows Accelerator Pro. It will try to make you purchase the lifetime subscription of the program for $79.95 and to sustain its claims the application will display similar notifications:

Error
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.

It goes without saying that such notifications must be ignored and you need to terminate Windows Accelerator Pro immediately.

How to remove Windows Accelerator Pro?

In order to protect itself from being removed, Windows Accelerator Pro will block a number of important system tools, including Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor and even Windows Explorer. To bypass these restrictions, you need to load Windows in Safe Mode with Command prompt, delete particular files and then invest in a powerful computer security application that would remove Windows Accelerator Pro for you automatically. Unless you are an experienced computer user, please refrain from deleting system files on your own, because you might accidentally erase something important.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro

  1. Reboot the PC and tap F8 repeatedly once BIOS screen loads.
  2. Use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Press Enter.
  3. When system loads, type cd.. in the Command Prompt next to C:\Windows\system32.
  4. Hit Enter and another C:\Windows line will appear.
  5. Type \explorer.exe in the new line and press Enter.
  6. Open Start menu and type %appdata% into the Search box and hit Enter (For Windows XP, launch Run via Start menu, type %appdata% into Open box and click OK).
  7. Delete guard-{4 random symbols}.exe file from the directory and restart the PC.
  8. Open Start menu in Normal mode and type regedit into the Search box. Press Enter. (For Windows XP, open Start menu, click Run, enter regedit and press OK).
  9. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  10. Right-click Shell on the right pane.
  11. Select Modify and type %WinDir%\Explorer.exe for Value. Press OK.
  12. Download a reliable antimalware tool and run a full system scan to remove Windows Accelerator Pro.

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Stop these Windows Accelerator Pro Processes:

%AppData%\guard-[random].exe

Remove these Windows Accelerator Pro Files:

%AppData%\guard-[random].exe
%AppData%\result1.db

Remove these Windows Accelerator Pro Registry Entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.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\SPP
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableVirtualization" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\guard-[random].exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
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