Tips to Remove/Uninstall Windows Security Master Fake Antivirus

Posted by Britt Duncan - March 13, 2014

Remove Windows Security Master Bogus Antivirus Program & Stop Fake Alerts

Windows Security Master appears on your computer suddenly and unexpectedly? Fed up with constant fake alerts displayed by this phony thing but cannot stop it? Is there any effective and simple way to uninstall this malware? Read this post to get more information.

Windows Security Master Bogus Antivirus Program Description

Windows Security Master is a bogus and misleading antivirus application. It exploits security flaws of out-of-date applications to penetrate the target computer. After successful infiltration, it has the default system settings changed without users’ permission. In this way, this tricky malware sets itself as one of the start-up programs. After activated, Windows Security Master pretends to launch a security scan over the entire system on its own and exhibits a fraudulent report which contains a series of potential threats. Moreover, your attempt to launch any legitimate program will be in vain. A message pops up and declares the program that you try to launch has been infected.

This happens because the file association has been modified. Your click on the program in fact triggers off the warning message instead. In the next step, this bogus stuff offers its full version, which you have to purchase online, to rip off all the threats. But you should never pay for this scam. In general, you may pick up this mucky fake program when you visit compromised websites, open infected email messages or download contaminated shareware. In other words, you shall be more attentive when browsing online. It is high time for you to throw out this pest. Follow the removal guide below to eradicate this rogueware.

Windows Security Master Virus Is Risky:

1. Windows Security Master is a rogueware that pretends to be a legit antivirus.
2. Windows Security Master will modify system settings and drop its files into system folders.
3. Windows Security Master pretends to scan the system and display fake alerts.
4. Windows Security Master may come with spyware or other privacy-invasive software.
5. Windows Security Master keeps mutating and downloading files to do instant updates.
6. Windows Security Master threatens the PC security and violates the privacy.

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Manually Get Rid of Windows Security Master rogueware

It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete Windows Security Master virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.

Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.

Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.

Step 3: End malicious processes of Windows Security Master rogueware

Step 4: Open Registry Editor and delete malicious keys of Windows Security Master rogueware

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run””= “%AppData%\.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run””= “%AppData%\.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes”=”.zip

Step 5: Remove malicious files of Windows Security Master malware

%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\temp%\scanprotect\bin\[random chracteristic].exe
%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\roaming%\[random chracteristic].exe
%ProgramFiles%\[random chracteristic].exe

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TESTED:  20 Mar