Remove/ Uninstall Windows Antivirus Patrol Fake Antivirus Thoroughly

Posted by John Larkin - March 23, 2014

PC installed Windows Antivirus Patrol accidentally? Annoyed by lots of security warnings? Suffering from much slow PC performance? Read this page to take professional and fast guide to solve the problem.

Description of Windows Antivirus Patrol Virus:

Windows Antivirus Patrol is a false antivirus application which often comes together with free programs, hacked websites and junk email attachments. Once the antivirus application comes into your system, it will scan your whole system automatically and show you a warning message which states that your computer encounters many errors and infections.

And you are advised to buy the full version of Windows Antivirus Patrol to get rid of all infections. If you are convinced to use its full version, you will find that the application brings more issues to your computer. For instance, the application may drop many registry entries and malicious files to your system. Therefore Windows Antivirus Patrol malware is capable of activating itself automatically and scanning your PC. Besides, the application can decelerate your PC by occupying the space of CPU usage.

Moreover, Windows Antivirus Patrol rogueware can change your browser configurations, cause malicious redirection on your PC, and disconnect your Internet. In addition, sometimes your PC shuts down and restarts randomly. Normal antivirus programs cannot remove the application completely, because the foxy application Windows Antivirus Patrol can change its locations and file names to bypass antivirus programs. Manual removal may be the most efficient way to terminate the application completely. Other similar rogue programs are Windows Pro Defence Kit malware, Windows Defence Master virus, and SpeedUpMyPC 2014 rogueware.

Screenshot of Windows Antivirus Patrol Virus:

Troubles Caused by Windows Antivirus Patrol Virus:

Windows Antivirus Patrol virus greatly slows down the whole PC performance
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus makes changes to the system registry settings stealthily
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus inserts many malicious codes to system folders
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus pretends to scan the system and displays numerous fake warnings
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus could introduce additional spyware, adware and malware to cause further damage
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus will threaten the victim into purchasing fake antivirus
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus records keystrokes and traces online activities to gather personal information
Windows Antivirus Patrol virus affects the whole PC performance greatly and even causes system crash

As is described above, we should be aware that the earlier we remove Windows Antivirus Patrol virus, the better it will be. Hence, we post detailed manual removal guide below. If you are not familiar with the computer, please take every step carefully.

Instructions to Remove Windows Antivirus Patrol Virus:

Step 1: Show hidden files. Click Start Menu > Control Panel > Folder Option, and tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

Step 2: Restart the computer in Safe Mode with Networking. Press F8 before the startup screen appears till the options appear. Use arrow keys to select it.

Step 3: End suspicious processes of Windows Antivirus Patrol virus. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete together to run Task Manager. Click Process tab, click on unfamiliar processes and click End process.

Step 4: Delete registry files of Windows Antivirus Patrol virus. Press Win+R to launch Run, enter “regedit”, you’ll see the Registry Editor. Then find and remove suspicious files in various directories.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Windows Antivirus Patrol

Step 5: Search and remove inserted files of Windows Antivirus Patrol virus.

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\ Windows Antivirus Patrol \Help.lnk

You should know that manual removal of Windows Antivirus Patrol virus needs certain level of computer skills. Any mistake can lead to additional computer troubles. If you are afraid of making unexpected errors, contact Doofix online experts who will be 24/7 available to help you fix your problems.

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