Windows Virtual Firewall

What is Windows Virtual Firewall?

Windows Virtual Firewall is a computer infection that has an interface of professional-looking antivirus software so that the Windows user places his/her trust in it and purchase its supposedly full version to remove different threats detected by Windows Virtual Firewall’ trial version. Windows Virtual Firewall is a replacement for Windows Web Combat, Windows Virtual Angel and others that belong to the Rogue.VirusDoctor family.

Not only does the malware look like a computer security application, but also operates like a legitimate one. Bogus scans of the system, dummy infections and misleading alert messages are the most noticeable characteristics of the malware. Some of its fraudulent notifications are presented below:

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

Error
Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected. Full system scan is highly recommended.

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server

The rogue may be easily mistaken for a legitimate Windows application, because it does look like one. Its icons, design of the windows and colors resemble Windows application’s windows. For example, the Home, Firewall or Anti-phishing icons of the malware are identical to the icons that you can find when open your Start menu. If suddenly a suspicious application such as Windows Virtual Firewall appears on you screen and claims that you have to activate its full version to delete threats, do not hesitate and remove it from the system.

Another reason why you should remove Windows Virtual Firewall  from your computer is that due to its presence you cannot browse the Internet and perform other actions that require high-speed performance of your machine. Moreover, the rogue disables Registry Editor, Task Manager and executable files so that you cannot remove this beggar easily. Nonetheless, there are two ways to delete Windows Virtual Firewall from the system. How to terminate the infection, read the following subsections: 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Automatic Windows Virtual Firewall Removal

If you want to get rid of Windows Virtual Firewall fast and not to cause any damage to the system, remove Windows Virtual Firewall with an automatic malware removal tool. It will scan the system thoroughly and detect the rogue’s components which will be removed. To download your antispyware tool, you should restore the access to the Internet.

1) The Internet will be available if you register the rogue. Use this key 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020 to register the infection, and once you have done it, download a spyware removal tool. Install it on your computer and start a scan to detect and remove the malware.

2) Use another computer to download an antispyware program if you do not want to download it on the infected computer. In this case, take a USB stick or any other removal drive and use it to transfer the installation package on to the infected computer. Install and launch the program.

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Manual Windows Virtual Firewall Removal

You can delete the rogue manually, as well. This way of removal is mostly preferred by experienced troubleshooters. The procedure of the removal is complex, because everything related to the malware has to be eliminated from the system. If you know how to remove Windows Virtual Firewall on your own, follow the instructions provided:

1) Stop the following processes:
Protector-gpcc.exe
%AppData%\Protector-[Random].exe

2) Open Registry Editor, find and remove these registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tsadbot.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install[1].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "otbpxlqhjd"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npfmessenger.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\protector.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cmdagent.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\srng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\xp_antispyware.exe

3) Delete these files:

%AppData%\Protector-[Random].exe
%Desktop%\Windows Virtual Firewall.lnk
%AppData%\1st$0l3th1s.cnf
%AppData%\result.db
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Virtual Firewall.lnk
Protector-gpcc.exe
%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
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