Windows Premium Console is a malicious program that recently joined its siblings out of FakeVimes family. It looks and behaves like other FakeVimes programs. With many visual elements that legitimate security software uses and security scans with alerts on different problems, it might mislead users into thinking that this program is a one of a kind. Few people might guess that this program is completely useless and causes all the problems that it reports on while the cause reported is faked. The fact that peoples’ trust to security programs is high is used by cyber criminals that are trying to scare users with inexistent threats and push them to pay $100 for completely useless and dangerous program. Windows Premium Console like many other malicious programs controls infected system and blocks installed legitimate antivirus software, Windows system tools, applications, and access to well-known security sites. Then it pretends that all this trouble are caused by inexistent viruses that are identified by this fake antivirus program. Like many other malicious programs Windows Premium Console comes with Trojans from malicious and insecure sites, and this Trojans might download more viruses because disabled antivirus program can’t stop this threats from coming to your system. If you have this infection, you need to remove Windows Premium Console since it helps to infect your system with more malicious programs, spies on you, and helps someone to hunt for your credit card account info.
What is malware that sneaked into your system
One of new FakeVimes programs is born almost every day, but few people know of its existence before their PCs got infected with a rogue program. This program might even look like advanced piece of security software with multiple reports on problems that were never reported by the antivirus program used. Who knows that all of the reported threats are faked and all the problems are caused by rogue Windows Premium Console. The social engineering scam used with this program is based on trust that people have for security software. So, the user intimidated with numerous alerts about insecurities found in the system more likely would opt to pay $100 for the offered license and cure. None of this exists, and Windows Premium Console is completely useless and dangerous because it is installed by Trojans along with spyware and other malicious programs that might control user’s system and hunt for credit card account information. With many programs downloaded from the internet, few people would notice that this program came silently without invitation, and it is a clear sign of Trojan activity that are commonly use for installing malicious adware and spyware. The common purpose of installing spyware is a hunt for user’s credit card info. Even simple keylogger programs that cannot be identified by the disabled antivirus might steal this information. This process might be triggered by the Windows Premium Console exactly during purchase of the license for this dangerous program.
You need to uninstall Windows Premium Console as soon as possible and delete malware that came in a bundle with this program. As soon as you remove Windows Premium Console, update your normal antivirus and run security scan for dangerous spyware removal. You also need to remove Trojans that installed Windows Premium Console into your system since they might help to farther infect your system. Taken that this malicious program might block any mean that can help to remove infection, you might wonder how to get rid of Windows Premium Console? This page is specially designed to help you remove this program from your computer?
Remove Windows Premium Console
The most simple way of removing Windows Premium Console is the use of specially designed for the purpose removal tool. One of a kind is Windows Premium Console Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that offers the most advanced one that helps to access files and other system elements that are found to be malicious and helps to remove them manually. It also offers automated removal, real-time system protection, and free professional support for malware removal issues.
If you knowledge and skills in system management are good, than you can easily remove Windows Premium Console for free. Free removal is probably the only good reason for manual removal since it needs a lot of time and might result in problems. Use help section that describes basic processes involved in the manual removal step-by-step. Before you make any changes, do backup your system and system registry since it is the only way to restore your system in case of any trouble with manual removal.
Do not try to remove Windows Premium Console manually unless you understand these instructions and all that need to be done. Manual way is relatively safe for IT professionals and experienced users that have prior experience with the use of system tools such as Registry Editor. Despite of experience, everyone should be careful while making changes to the system and system backup is the safest way of protection from possible problems. Automatic removal tool is strongly advised to people without prior experience in system management.
Note: Windows Premium Console manual removal might save you some money or help in the situation when a removal tool cannot be used. Though, it needs some time and patience as well as some certain skills. One who performs this process manually should be careful and use system backup as the only reliable way of protection against possible problems.
Do not start manual removal unless you are confident in your skills and ready to bear responsibility for the result.
If you opt for manual removal, you might need to reset your LAN and browser settings to enable the internet connection. You also need to unblock Windows system tools needed for the removal, and you need to do this things while the system is in Safe Mode since it prevents Windows Premium Console from automatic start and taking control over the system. If you are not familiar with some of processes needed during manual removal, look at the pages here that provide information and step-by-step instructions for basic tasks.
Stop Windows Premium Console malicious processes
Protector-[random 3 chars].exe
Protector-[random 3 chars].exe
Remove Windows Premium Console entries from system registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
Unregister Windows Premium Console DLLs:
Delete Windows Premium Console files:
How to remove Trojans that delivered Windows Premium Console to your system
After you remove Windows Premium Console, you also need to remove Trojans and other malicious programs that were installed to your system along with Windows Premium Console. It is likely that blocked antivirus can’t identify and remove these threats. If you have Windows Premium Console for a week or more, then almost any antivirus software should have its signature included in the database. So, you can update your antivirus program and run full system scan after Windows Premium Console is removed. It will help to clean your system.
If the information presented here is not clear and you are not confident about the success of manual removal, remember that you can download malware removal tool and easily remove Windows Premium Console from your computer. This way is relatively quick and safe to your system as compared to manual way. Some of registry keys that need not be removed but need some changes are not presented in the list of instructions for safety reasons since accidental removal of these keys from registry might be dangerous. Automated removal handles complicated changes without risk to your system and helps to make it clean and responsive.