Windows Virus Hunter
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|Threat Level:||100 % (High)|
|First Seen:||July 4, 2012|
|Last Seen:||January 8, 2020|
The image the name Windows Virus Hunter evokes is of a strong, reliable anti-spyware program. Unfortunately, ESG malware researchers have observed that Windows Virus Hunter is a kind of malware infection itself. Windows Virus Hunter belongs to a big family of malware named FakeVimes> which has been active since July of 2009. These fake security program infections had been in decline all through 2011. However, Windows Virus Hunter and its many clones have enjoyed a boost due to a move on the part of their creators. It seems that the criminals behind the FakeVimes family of malware commenced binding these fake security applications with the ZeroAccess rootkit, making them considerably more difficult than normal to remove or detect. Because of this, ESG security researchers strongly advise utilizing an up-to-date anti-malware application capable of removing rootkits in order to deal with Windows Virus Hunter or any of its clones and variants.
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Windows Virus Hunter is One of the Many Faces of the FakeVimes Family of Malware
There are dozens of variants and clones of Windows Virus Hunter in the FakeVimes family of malware. In fact, since early 2012, new versions of this fake security program have been released nearly daily. Some examples of clones of Windows Virus Hunter which also include this dangerous rootkit component include fake anti-virus programs such 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.
All of these fake security applications will carry out the same basic scam; they will use a series of alarming error messages and annoying pop-up windows to convince their victims that they must register for an expensive 'full version' of Windows Virus Hunter. Since Windows Virus Hunter is a malware infection itself, ESG malware researchers strongly advise against purchasing Windows Virus Hunter or installing Windows Virus Hunter on your computer system. ESG malware researchers strongly advise disregarding all warnings and messages originating from Windows Virus Hunter, since they are all part of this fake security program's scam. You can 'register' Windows Virus Hunter with the code 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020. Registering Windows Virus Hunter will not remove this fake security program from your machine. However, it will stop many of its irritating error messages and other symptoms, such as browser redirects. This can be used to aid the complete removal of Windows Virus Hunter with a reliable anti-malware program.
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File System Details
Detections: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
|3.||%AppData%\Windows Virus Hunter\ScanDisk_.exe|
|4.||%Desktop%\Windows Virus Hunter.lnk|
|6.||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Windows Virus Hunter.lnk|
|7.||%StartMenu%\Windows Virus Hunter.lnk|
|8.||%AppData%\Windows Virus Hunter\Instructions.ini|
|9.||%Programs%\Windows Virus Hunter.lnk|