Help!!! My computer screen has been blocked by Windows Prime Booster virus. I cannot bypass this warning window of this program. It will not allow me to launch my internet explorer either. I never install it. As soon as I boot up my computer and log in my user, this rogue program begins to run a quick scan and after it finishes it tells me that there are great amount of threats on it and it scares me. I click on remove all threats it provides but it refuses it and requires me to activate its full version to get those off. I don’t know what to do. I have Norton and I don’t need this. How can I remove it from my computer?
Details of Windows Prime Booster:
Windows Prime Booster virus is a rogue anti-spyware virus. It is well designed by Cyber criminals to slip into random computers. It doesn’t need to get the permission of the computer users to install. It is always bundled with some malicious software which you can easily download from the internet. And when you install some programs which are not reputable or click on some unsafe web links this fake antivirus program can get the chance to settle down to your computer. Since it is modified with advanced codes the regular antivirus protection can hardly detect it when it gets down to the vulnerable system. This virus is able to bypass any scans of computer security products and gets installed to your system automatically. That can tell why the victims of this virus have no idea on how and when they get this rogue program installed.
This fake antivirus program has cheated so many people all over the world to trust it is a good computer security product by taking a well-looking appearance and sending out warning alert of computer infections and threats. However, after it gets installed it will immediately begin to take over the screen by running a full scan. A message displaying PC risks will pop up after the scan finishes, and it will tell you that it detects many risks and bugs on your computer giving you options to remove them. Hoping it can help solve all computer problems though confused by so many warning alerts of infections, computer users usually follow what the fake antivirus requires. But they are asked to activate its full version in order to get rid of those threats completely. Of course, there is a required product key to enter when you want to activate it. The product key can only be known after you pay it. In conclusion Windows Prime Booster fake antivirus is just trying to use fake warning and alert to cheat computers that their computers are under great risk and they may eagerly want to solve this and buy its product key. What is more, in case some people may not trust it it also forcibly lead people to buy its so-called full version by refusing to let the users bypass its window.
This Windows Prime Booster rogue antivirus software can cause great damages to the infected computer once it gets installed. The first signal you can get is that it can settle down to a computer which even have perfect system security. It bypasses any detection of different reputable antivirus programs and gets installed. All system security will be turned off gradually by this virus. Your computer is going to be invaded by any other threats online much more easily. This rogue program also automatically cause unwanted download tasks by itself at back door. It will mess up your system by erasing random system files and add redundant files or extensions to system data. Thus you may not be able to download anything nor can you use other good fix tool to remove it. It gets harder for computer users since this fake program also adds redundant registries to system registry. That means that unless you delete all its system paths can it be completely removed from your computer. Any leftover will cause a coming back of it after a computer reboot. But we still have ways to handle it. The following removal guide will give you an effective way to get rid of this fake security program.
Note: Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with rogue antispyware virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Screenshot of Windows Prime Booster Rogue Anti-spyware:
Symptoms of Infection of Rogue Programs:
First of all, we must realize that it is a rogue Anti-Spyware program. It is not a real legitimate protection application. It displays fake security messages to scare people. It may install additional spyware to your computer. It scams people’s money by asking people buying a full version or registered version to remove all the threats it shows. To sum up, It violates your privacy and compromises your security. and to be noticed, it may repair its files, spread or update by itself.
Manual Removal Guides on Removing Windows Prime Booster:
Step A. Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking.
The virus often disables any other operations on the infected computer once it pops up and takes over the whole computer screen. So we need to restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking to troubleshoot it. To do that you need to restart the infected computer and when it starts up you have to tap F8 key constantly to access Advanced Boot page. (You can click here to view how to boot Windows 8 into safe mode with networking.)
Highlight Safe mode with networking on this screen and press Enter key to log in.
Step A: Check on your start menu if there are any programs that you are not familiar with. The strange ones will often related to the virus process as it can start automatically with the windows. You can press on Windows key or just click on the start menu to view it. Please notice that you need to click on All Programs to have an overall check on it.
Step B: To remove the Fake antivirus the first thing we need to do is to end its process thus we will not get the error message when we delete its files. To do that, open Windows Task Manager to end process related to this virus. You can press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
Step C: Always any virus files will be hidden files. So we need to show hidden files before we are going to delete them. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options (As an easy way you can open a folder and hold Alt key and tap on T, O key one by one and folder option window will pops up). Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click Apply and then hit OK.
After we can see hidden folders and files we can go to system files and delete the infected files. The path of the virus often can be found from the antivirus which detects it.
Step D: After we delete the virus files from system data we get to remove the registry of the virus from registry editor to prevent it from coming back. You can get Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
The following is how Windows Registry Editor looks like.
Step E: Delete all these associated files and registry entries with this Rogue anti-spyware virus from Registry Editor. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.
Video on How to Remove Similar Rogue Program:
Windows Prime Booster rogue program is a nasty program which pretends to be a useful computer security protector program but in fact a malicious fake antivirus program. It never needs any permissions from the system when it wants to infect a target computer. There has been reported much that this rogue software will also turn off the firewall of the vulnerable system which definitely makes it much more possible to get more and more threats from the internet. There often come along very much different risks with this pesky virus. They are all from hackers and are trying to make a system sicker and sicker. They take use of system bugs and take overall control the infected computer to require a payment. Victims should beware that paying the fine or activating its full version is not the right way to solve this problem because it will never go away after it accepts the money. It will let you in but will pop up again sooner or later. Don’t be fooled by any attractive messages online and get off this virus as soon as possible!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 15, 2014 3:40 am