I just turned my computer on and a program called Windows Instant Scanner is on my computer and keeps popping up every time i do anything and i can not get rid of it. Any idea of getting rid of the fake anti-virus software? Well, here is some instructions for you to remove such a fake thing.

How did you get Windows Instant Scanner rogue software?

Windows Instant Scanner pretends to be a legit security tool but it is 1000% rogue program updated from Windows Privacy Counsel, designed by cyber criminals. Microsoft Instant Scanner is a tricky fake anti-spyware that triggers annoying fake security alerts and error messages on your screen in order to fool you into purchasing its full version. Can you truly trust such a deceitful scanner? Absolutely all scan results are just false information to cheat your money. Once the rogue program is installed, it destroys your system and messes up your files seriously. Besides, the fake virus disables your Windows Task Manager and other normal programs so that you are not able to use any of them smoothly. To make you really mad, the Windows Instant Scanner rogue program steals your privacy and security information by massively recording your browser history and computer data on purpose. In fact, the virus also adjusts your browser settings casually and redirects your appointed websites to other hazardous web pages. It frequently disconnects your Internet and triggers network paralysis at the same time. Stubborn as the rogue program is, it should be eliminated from your computer completely at a quick time.

Windows Instant Scanner is a horrific fake security anti-spyware that results in your system crash and network paralysis seriously. Many computer users haven’t heard of such rogue antispyware, so they are easily fallen into its trap. It created many false information first, then itself starts to scan the whole system when you boot up the CPU,it keeps popping up with some fake alerts, which made you feel nervous, then you were told to clean the detections shown by it,otherwise, your computer will be damaged,now that is what we will inform, the so called application requires you to pay to get its full version so that you have the permission to take an action. Furthermore, the dangerous rogue program records your computer data and allows scammers to monitor your computer remotely and randomly.  Once you purchased the scam, your money won’t be got back.  If unlucky you were one of the victims of the fake application, don’t hesitate to take steps to thoroughly uninstall Windows Instant Scanner fake anti-spyware as soon as possible.

To save your computer, Live Chat with YooSecurity Expert Now, or you can follow the manual removal guide below to get your problem fixed. (For advanced computer users)

Windows Instant Scanner rogue antispyware Screen Shot

Files scanning fake firewall alert

Here is some threat fake alerts of Windows Instant Scanner:

Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.

Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.


Have been ripped off by the fake Microsoft Instant Scanner Virus but don’t know what to do?

Windows Instant Scanner is “smart” enough to safeguard your PC, it claims it can fully diagnostic then clean out all threats, when you want more complete protection, do a Full scan. Unlike the Quick scan, which only scans running programs and system files, a Full scan scans all the drives and folders and files on your computer—including system files and the Windows Registry. But you could see that the fake software only took a few minutes to scan your system and then told you the scan results. That is amazing but it gave your false information. Actually the scam not only stopped your internet access but also disabled your task manager and registry editor. Once your computer has been attacked by the horrible virus, you couldn’t run anything,  and your computer will be crashed down and damaged by it. Technically, you have to take an effective way. Please do a backup beforehand and then follow the helpful instructions below:

Guide to get in safe mode with networking to eliminate the malware:

Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press ENTER.

Virus Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop all processes in the Windows Task Manager.

Open the Registry Editor, search and remove registry entries related to the Malware

All associated files of Windows Instant Scanner virus should be deleted absolutely.

MD5: 9248aefd088ds037s620764d5b808e3c63

Video Guide on How to Remove Microsoft Instant Scanner Virus

Manually get rid of registry entries created by WindowsInstantScanner

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Inspector %AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect 0
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Random.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Random.exe

Tips: If you could not get rid of Windows Instant Scanner scam by yourself and don’t want to make things worse, contact PC experts for help.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 14, 2012 12:38 pm

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