How to remove the Windows Security Booster virus (Removal Guide)

Windows Security Booster virus

The Windows Security Booster virus (also referred to as the Security Booster virus, Windows Security Booster Ultimate, etc.) is definite malware found in the scareware and spyware categories of computer infections, also known as “rogue software.” Windows Security Booster may install to a computer running the Microsoft Windows Operating System with or without user consent. Once installed, the Windows Security Booster virus will cause severe complications relating to the invasion of privacy and cyber crimes including credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

windows security booster removal

Furthermore, the fake Windows Security Booster program may also cause other issues for computer and internet users concerning the loss of computer functionality and performance.

Windows Security Booster is essentially classified as a rogue Microsoft Windows Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, or Antivirus program in the fake.vimes family. This rogue program performs fake registry and fake system scans that conclude in fraudulent results. It does this in order to scare victims into purchasing or activating the fraudulent Windows Security Booster ultimate protection package or etc.

Once the fake Windows Security Booster program is installed, to protect it’s self from being detected and eradicated by legitimate security programs the fake Windows Security Booster program will terminate software used to remove it and block access to legitimate and helpful websites like ours (botcrawl.com). It may do this by displaying an alert message stating that the legitimate security program has become infected with a computer virus or that the legitimate website visited is under a virus attack and may crash your system.

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

The fake program also displays messages that claim the computer is infected or faces security issues. The messages displayed by the fake Windows Security Booster software should be ignored as they are fraudulent. These fake messages are meant to scare computer users into activating the fake Windows Security Booster Ultimate package.

Error
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. 
Full system scan is highly recommended.

Error
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: 127.0.0.1

The dangerous Windows Security Booster virus may also install third-party software including Conduit Toolbar and other items. The third-party items are often attached to internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension and are used to change existing internet browser settings. In turn this causes affected internet browsers to start up on and redirect to unwanted websites.

How does the Windows Security Booster virus get onto a computer?

Windows Security Boostercan be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of malicious locations; However, Windows Security Booster malware is known to install to a computer system without user consent and will often bundle with third-party downloadable content such as freeware, shareware, codecs, and torrents.

Windows Security Booster malware and related items may also download to a computer without user authorization via malicious advertisements, email spam, and compromised social media content. The fake Windows Security Booster software is often present in exploit kits hidden on malicious websites.

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  1. Automatically remove Windows Security Booster virus – Scan for and automatically remove rogue Windows Security Booster software
  2. Manually remove Windows Security Booster virus – Remove/Uninstall Windows Security Booster and third-party malware if allowed
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1. Auto Windows Security Booster virus removal

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Windows Security Booster scareware and third-party malware.

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1. We highly recommend writing down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues or problems while following the instructions. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.

1-888-986-8411
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.

4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.

Malwarebytes Perform Full Scan

5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.

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CCleaner

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn and rogue Windows Security Booster software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

CCleaner Startup

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found. Something to look for might include the title “Security Booster.”

4. To automatically uninstall rogue Windows Security Booster software and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.

2. Manual Windows Security Booster virus removal

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall rogue Windows Security Booster software using generic removal procedures (if allowed), as well as third-party malware that may have installed alongside rogue Windows optimization software.

How to uninstall Windows Security Booster

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

Uninstall a program

2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for Windows Security Booster scareware and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.

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Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.