Windows AntiHazard Helper

Windows AntiHazard Helper Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotWindows AntiHazard Helper is part of a large group of malware in the FakeVimes family of rogue anti-virus software. This recent batch was released in 2012 and, while identical to previous versions of FakeVimes rogue anti-virus programs, tends to be bundled with extremely dangerous rootkit components. Most members of the Windows AntiHazard Helper family use file names made up of three random letters, with recent attackers including the prefix "protector-" in their file names. Windows AntiHazard Helper tends to infect a computer system without the victim's authorization. If you are receiving alerts from Windows AntiHazard Helper or have any reason to believe that this bogus security program is installed on your computer, this is a sign of a severe malware infection. Steps should be taken immediately to scan and disinfect your computer with a strong anti-malware tool equipped with anti-rootkit technology and a fully-updated malware database.

Clones of Windows AntiHazard Helper number in the dozens with such fake security programs as Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.

Understanding the Windows AntiHazard Helper Scam

Windows AntiHazard Helper carries out a scam that is quite common. Basically, Windows AntiHazard Helper makes its victims believe that their computer is severely infected. It does this through the use of multiple alarming error messages and fake system scans. Inexperienced computer systems, panicking at the prospect of losing their precious data and computer system, are likely to believe Windows AntiHazard Helper's claims. However, trying to get Windows AntiHazard Helper to fix these supposed problems is futile. All this program is planned to do is to lead its victims to a place where they are stimulated to enter their credit card information in order to buy a "full version" of Windows AntiHazard Helper.

However, ESG malware analysts report that the supposed "full version" of Windows AntiHazard Helper is just as useless as the "incomplete version." Most Windows AntiHazard Helper infections can be traced back to contact with a malicious advertisement offering a free online malware scan. Clicking on it will cause it to attempt to deliver Windows AntiHazard Helper into the victim's computer system through brute force. If this does not work, after its fake scan Windows AntiHazard Helper will tell the victim that their computer is in severe trouble and offer to install Windows AntiHazard Helper. Remember, all anti-virus services should come from reputable software manufacturers, never from shady free online malware scans on random websites.

Technical Information

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows AntiHazard Helper

Windows AntiHazard Helper Video

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File System Details

Windows AntiHazard Helper creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 %appdata%Inspector-[rnd].exe N/A
2 %appdata%pswf32.dll N/A
3 %desktopdir%Windows AntiHazard Helper.lnk N/A
4 %commonprograms%Windows AntiHazard Helper.lnk N/A
5 Protector-vdsl.exe 6036599c9e687d43fba302a4a936e5b5 0

Registry Details

Windows AntiHazard Helper creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key

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