Windows Virtual Security

Windows Virtual Security Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotWindows Virtual Security is a rogue anti-spyware program which pretends to be able to remove imaginary malware infections and computer problems from your PC. When Windows Virtual Security installs itself on your PC, it states that your computer has been corrupted by an unidentified Trojan, and then urges you to execute a quick system scan. Following everything Windows Virtual Security says, you will download and install this rogueware onto your machine. Then, Windows Virtual Security will initiate fictitious system scans and report numerous nonexistent malware threats. Windows Virtual Security will also show a lot of fake security alerts claiming that your PC's security is in danger, and there are many malware threats detected on your computer system, which does not enable your computer to operate properly. Windows Virtual Security will surely slow down your PC's performance, making it seem as if this is happening because of the alleged infections which you should remove at once using Windows Virtual Security. Windows Virtual Security only aims at stealing your money. Affected users are strongly advised by ESG's malware analysts to uninstall Windows Virtual Security from your PC system as soon as possible by using a reputable malware removal tool.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot

Technical Information

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows Virtual Security

Windows Virtual Security Video

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File System Details

Windows Virtual Security creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 Protector-exsh.exe cf08b9819944034d24297131dce44d07 1
2 %AppData% Protector-[rnd].exe N/A

Registry Details

Windows Virtual Security creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\ID 4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exeDebugger svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\net [date of installation]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\EnableLUA 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector %AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\UID [rnd]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE\Debugger svchost.exe

More Details on Windows Virtual Security

The following messages associated with Windows Virtual Security were found:
"Error Key-logger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan"
"Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You need to clean your computer immediately to prevent the system crash"
"Trojan-PSW.Win32.launch Hack Tool:Win32/Welevate.A Adware.Win32.Fraud"
"Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected Hidden connection IP: Target: Your passwords for sites"
"Warning! Virus Detected Threat detected: FTP Server Infected file: C:WindowsSystem32dllcachewmploc.dll"

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