Thursday, March 20, 2014

Remove Windows Antivirus Patrol

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Below you will find step by step directions on how to Remove Windows Antivirus Patrol. The steps are designed to be easy enough that anyone can follow along, but every infection is unique.  So if at any time you get stuck or need assistance, don't hesitate to give us a call toll-free at 1-888-986-8337.  Our friendly Malware removal technicians love to help people. 

Windows Antivirus Patrol is a rogue computer virus that pretends to be a Virus removal program. It uses fake scans like the ones below to try and fool you into purchasing it.

How to Remove Windows Antivirus Patrol Virus in 3 Easy Steps
Follow the comprehensive guide below to remove Windows Antivirus Patrol. Please make sure you follow all the steps in the right order. If at any point you get stuck or need assistance from a professional please do not hesitate to call us for help at 1-888-986-8337. It is always a good idea to either bookmark or print this page out before starting.

Step 1: Reboot your computer into safe mode with networking.
To do this turn off your computer for at least 30 seconds. Next turn your computer back on and press F8 repeatedly until the below screen is shown. Then use the down arrow to select safe mode with networking and press the Enter key.

safe mode with networking

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Step 2: Download the Windows Antivirus Patrol Removal Tool
Now that your computer is in safe mode with networking, you want to download the Windows Antivirus Patrol removal tool. Press the Windows Key and the R key at the same time.

windows button plus r

This will bring up the run box. Type in the following exactly without the quotes: “iexplore” and click ok. This will intiate the download of the Windows Antivirus Patrol removal tool.

Launch Windows Antivirus Patrol Removal Tool

Alternatively, you can download the removal tool by clicking the following link: Windows Antivirus Patrol Removal Tool

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Step 3: Press Run or Save to Begin the Windows Antivirus Patrol Removal Process

The Spyhunter 4 Download Box will appear. Press RUN to start the download.

click run

Allow Spyhunter4 to fully install and run a FULL system scan.

Windows Antivirus Patrol Removal

Spyhunter 4 should find Windows Antivirus Patrol and any other spyware or virus infections. Register the product and remove Windows Antivirus Patrol.

Windows Antivirus Patrol removal step 3

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What Exactly is Windows Antivirus Patrol?
Windows Antivirus Patrol is a Rogue Spyware program that pretends to be a legitimate virus removal program. It comes from a long line of frauds from the same Family of computer infections called Rogue.FakeVimes. It is considered a rogue because it will act like a legitimate antivirus program. It will display fake scans with scary looking results, and keep you from running legitimate applications.

This is the way that Windows Antivirus Patrol trys to accomplish it’s true goal. Which is of course to get you to buy the “full version” and give them your credit card details.
Windows Antivirus Patrol will display ton’s of fake scan results showing you a large amount of “viruses” which are usually harmless or don’t exist at all. Don’t be fooled. The real threat to your computer is actually Windows Antivirus Patrol.

It’s very important that you do not purchase Windows Antivirus Patrol under any circumstances. This will give your personal and financial info to the criminals who created this rogue, and set you up for the possibility of identity fraud.

Windows Antivirus Patrol will protect itself from being removed through a variety of means. It can render former antivirus protection useless, and shut down any attempts at removing it. The messages that it uses after stopping a legitimate program from running are similar to the ones below:
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Windows NT Logon Application
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

There's a suspicious software running on your PC. For more details, run a system file check.

Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a fully system scan.

How Your Computer Became Infected With Windows Antivirus Patrol
Windows Antivirus Patrol uses many sneaky tricks to install itself onto computers. The most common way to become infected is through browsing a malicious website, or a hacked website which infects your machine through vulnerabilites in your browser.

Spam email is another common way to catch Windows Antivirus Patrol. It is very important to NEVER open any email attachments from a person you do not know and trust. Nowadays the criminals are so good they can even make it looks like the email is coming from a trusted company such as UPS or Fedex. The message claims that a package was missed for some reason, or that a shipment you have made has problems.

You can also get infected with Windows Antivirus Patrol by downloading the newest “video codec” from a shady website. Most of the time, the “video codec” you download is actually a virus. Or perhaps you acquired Windows Antivirus Patrol from a peer to peer file sharing website.

How to Tell if Your Infected with Windows Antivirus Patrol
If you are seeing the pop-ups, fake scan results, and the interface below you are infected with Windows Antivirus Patrol:

Note: Spy Hunter’s free version will only find the infected files and registry entries. Registration is required to fully remove the infection (although you can use the scan to find the exact files and registry entries for manual removal). We highly recommend automatic removal due to how easy and fast it is. If your current antivirus let this infection onto your computer, then perhaps you need better protection  :)


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