Windows Antivirus Booster

Windows Antivirus Booster Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

Windows Antivirus Booster Image 1Windows Antivirus Booster is a rogue security application. Windows Antivirus Booster is one more offspring of an extensive family of threats recognized as FakeVimes. Threats in the FakeVimes family are also referred to as Name Changer because there are hundreds of variants in this family, using slight variants in name and interface to appear as different versions of the same anti-virus program. It is important to understand that Windows Antivirus Booster is not a real security application. Although Windows Antivirus Booster claims that Windows Antivirus Booster can detect and remove threats, this is all actually part of a strategy to steal money from inexperienced computer users. If Windows Antivirus Booster is installed on your computer, PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid following any of Windows Antivirus Booster's instructions and removing this fake security program immediately with the help of an authentic security application that is regularly updated.

Windows Antivirus Booster – Boosting Problems on Your PC

Rogue security programs like Windows Antivirus Booster joints a highly used online misleading tactic. Rogue anti-virus programs have been used to steal money from computer users. Typically, programs like Windows Antivirus Booster use the same basic approach to attack computer users. Among the many clones of Windows Antivirus Booster are 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. The following are the steps that may be involved in a Windows Antivirus Booster infection:

  • Windows Antivirus Booster enters a computer automatically. Typically, Windows Antivirus Booster uses threat distribution techniques to infect a computer. Some of these may include social engineering, attack websites and other threats.
  • Once installed, Windows Antivirus Booster makes harmful changes to the infected computer. These changes allow Windows Antivirus Booster to display bogus error messages, cause problems on the infected computer and show fake error messages indicating nonexistent threats.
  • Windows Antivirus Booster will try to make the computer user believe that the affected computer is infested with numerous threats. However, if the computer user tries to use Windows Antivirus Booster to remove these supposed threats, Windows Antivirus Booster displays additional scary messages asserting that it is essential to pay for a 'full version' of this fake anti-virus program.

Technical Information

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows Antivirus Booster

File System Details

Windows Antivirus Booster creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 svc-wqfm.exe 23ac0fec3f5348022cf51ac029cc8085 0

Registry Details

Windows Antivirus Booster creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Windows AntiVirus Booster.lnk

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One Comment

  • Charlie:

    Here is how I got control of my computer so I could download Spyhunter4 to get rid of the malware.

    When the Booster program comes up click on the ? mark in the right hand corner of the menu bar, then click on register. In the register box enter the register code. When the code is entered you regain control of the computer again and can access your browser. This is what I did and then downloaded Syphunter 4 to clean the virus.

    When the Windows AntiVirus Booster Registration box will pop-up, enter the below registration codes to activate this rogue antivirus.
    Windows AntiVirus Booster Product Key: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021