Hi, I need help to uninstall this Windows Antivirus Adviser. It is very annoying and always pops up every 30 minutes since I start up computer to tell me that there are threats on my computer but it cannot deal with those infected files. It is so strange. Is it really an antivirus program? It seems cannot optimize and speed up my PC. To the contrary, compute is running slow and sometimes get stuck. I am not sure if that is due to this program. Please help me uninstall it.
Brief Introduction to Fake Windows Antivirus Adviser
Windows Antivirus Adviser is a harmful and deceitful security tool designed by cyber criminal to trick PC users to purchase its commercial version of its program. And Windows Antivirus Adviser is classified as a rogue antivirus program which is circulating on the Internet and infects windows computer worldwide for a long time. This fake antivirus program can sneak into your computer without your notice and automatically install into the system. Once it get into system, it will change startup settings and corrupt registry entry. So as soon as you run system, you will see that it runs a full scan for computer. It seems very working-well program. And then when Windows Antivirus Adviser finishes scanning, it tells you the infected files. Just as what mentioned above that it is a rogue program and what it reports about your computer state is wrong. To illustrate, your computer, in fact, does not have any kind of virus. However, this virus can pretend to be a scanner to display fake message to scare you and then trick you into paying money to purchase a fake full version commercial version of this program. Why so many PC users are are cheated by this program? This is because victims will be afraid and worried about their computer when they see many threats in their computer. Therefore, victims always click to remove all, but next this fake program will lead you to buy their product to continue removing. If you purchase it, your computer is still infected with virus and the new version cannot protect your computer at all. Actually Windows Antivirus Adviser is the virus itself. What you should do first is to remove it soon, otherwise, it will damages more system files or programs on computer.
Don’t trust this Windows Antivirus Adviser which has no ability to safeguard computer and prevent infections from getting on computer. To the contrary, it just put your computer into a worse situation and brings more threats into system. It can block and disable legitimate Windows applications and other normal functions like Windows Task Manager and Registry editor. Every time when fake Windows Antivirus Adviser automatically runs to scan, it actually disables system programs and destroys computer security shell, which will result in more and more loopholes and create opportunities to bring other viruses to mess up computer. The more threats stay on computer, the more CPU and Internet resource will taken up, and computer will run slower. If so, you even cannot run more processes at the same time and computer will get stuck and freeze. And it takes a long time to open browser or cannot open a new tab. What’s worse, when victims purchase this fake security application, they will real their banking details to cyber criminals, which will help cyber criminals access your bank account and extort your money. In a word, this fake antivirus program is a dangerous virus to put your computer security and financial security into bad condition. Therefore, please uninstall this fake Windows Antivirus Adviser as soon as possible to avoid more damages to computer and your financial loss.
A Screenshot of This Infection (Fake Antivirus Alert)
Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Windows Antivirus Adviser virus. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the Windows Antivirus Adviser problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Antivirus Adviser, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Antivirus Adviser, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
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Once Windows Antivirus Adviser virus is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. This fake Windows Antivirus Adviser damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove it and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Windows Antivirus Adviser virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 23, 2014 5:11 am