How to remove Windows Antivirus Adviser (Virus Removal Guide)

Windows Antivirus Adviser is a rogue Microsoft Windows program in the Rogue.FakeVimes family that masquerades as a legitimate Antivirus and computer security program; However, the rogue program is known to manufacture non-existent security threats in order to scare computer users into activating and purchasing the fraudulent software.

Windows Antivirus Adviser

Once the Windows Antivirus Adviser virus is contracted it may will perform a bogus computer scan that will result with numerous infections that do not  actually exist. It does this so it can scare the user into activating and purchasing the product (which is usually $99.99). This is why this type of software is also known as scareware. Also, Windows Antivirus Adviser will not actually help removing any existing threats or threats it claims have been introduced to the computer.

Windows Antivirus Adviser malware tries to trick computer users by suggesting that it can be used for ultimate protection against identity theft, viruses, malware, and other threats. This is not true as this program is entirely destructive.

Windows Antivirus Adviser scareware can even block legitimate programs used to eradicate it and applications such as Windows Task Manager. It will usually terminate these programs and applications and will display a notification stating that the program(s) has become infected.

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
c:\windows\system32\taskmanger.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.

How to remove Windows Antivirus Adviser

Remove Windows Antivirus Adviser malware in 2 easy steps with this free Windows Antivirus Adviser removal guide. Get rid of the Windows Antivirus Adviser virus, third-party malware, and other malicious traces using each step provided on this webpage.

If you are having issues accessing Windows desktop or maintaining an internet connection because of Windows Antivirus Adviser it is suggested to temporarily activate the rogue program using this product key “0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021.” This alone will not remove the program.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once Malwarebytes has been opened, if a scan or update has not automatically initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer after removal to completely remove detected files.

malwarebytes quarantine log

6. You can chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer provide a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings that have been changed during this infection. It can also fix system startup up settings and help uninstall unwanted software.

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

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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.

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