Windows Advanced ToolKit is a malicious program out of a new wave of FakeVimes family malware. All of this programs look alike and contains many visual elements and badges copied from legal security software. So, users who are not familiar with this threat might pay about $100 for the program that is completely useless and dangerous to security matters. This program controls the system that was infected and blocks legitimate antivirus software, windows tools, access to the internet and application programs. Then it report on inexistent viruses pretending that all the troubles were caused by them and successfully reported by this rogue fake antivirus program. Since Windows Advanced ToolKit comes with Trojans from infected and malicious websites, the infected system falls under threat of farther infection with viruses, spyware, and other malicious programs. These programs definitely compromise user’s security and privacy, and you need to remove Windows Advanced ToolKit as soon as possible before it damage to your system or help to steal your money from a credit card.
Only few users are aware of behavior of FakeVimes rogue antivirus programs. This programs appearance and actions are faked well, and one might think that it is some sort of advanced security software since it reports on different threats that used legal antivirus program cannot see because these threats are a complete fake. The scam used by cyber criminals with Windows Advanced ToolKit stands upon the peoples’ common trust to the security software and uses social engineering to press users into purchase.
When Windows Advanced ToolKit runs faked security scans it intimidates the user of infected system with numerous security alerts about spyware, viruses, keyloggers and etc. found in the system. Few people would suspect this program doing something illegal and presenting one of the worst threats to the system and user’s security. Only some people recall that this program came by itself and was silently installed without any notice. This kind of installation is a sign of a Trojan activity that might result in a bunch of spyware programs installed and the user’s life being remotely controlled. One of the most popular targets for hunt is credit card account security information. This information might be collected by a keylogger that is protected and might be triggered by the Windows Advanced ToolKit license purchase.
Before you opt to pay $100 dollars for a useless and dangerous program, keep in mind that the process of purchase might interest someone more this sum since you credit card might be easily traced during transaction made over the internet. Then this info is transferred to the remote server and monetized by those who want you to pay even for stealing your money. There are many reasons to uninstall Windows Advanced ToolKit and scan your system with a legitimate antivirus software to find and delete the Trojan that had installed Windows Advanced ToolKit into your system. Otherwise, if not fully removed, this Trojan might reinstall this program. You might wonder how to get rid of Windows Advanced ToolKit if the means for its removal are blocked, and even your antivirus refuses to save you from this threat since it is disabled by this malicious program. Any known security site might be out of access since it is also blocked. This page purpose is to help people who ask this kind of question when they guess that Windows Advanced ToolKit is a rogue program that might cause all the problems they recently noticed.
Remove Windows Advanced ToolKit
If you are not a computer professional and neither advanced user who knows what the system registry is for and how to use it, then you might use for the malware removal very simple and possibly the best way to remove Windows Advanced ToolKit from your system. I mean some professional removal tool. Windows Advanced ToolKit Removal Tool runs fully automated removal process and requires only few mouse clicks. There are different tools that can help, and you can choose one for your liking and your skill level. The tool I mention provides you with an easy ways to remove Windows Advanced ToolKit and other similar programs found in your system. This way of removal is safe for the infected system in comparison with a manual removal process. Unfortunately, humans can do mistakes, and the errors made in your System Registry might screw up the whole system or some important application. This kind of problem might require expensive system repair or the full system reinstall with the loss of your data. The automated way of removal helps to avoid possible problems. If you knowledge and skills in computing are advanced, than you can remove Windows Advanced ToolKit for free. You can do it by following the manual removal process described below.
If your skills are not that advanced and the time is a one of the most valuable assets for you, then you better try quick and less demanding way of removal with automated removal tool. Do not try to remove Windows Advanced ToolKit manually if you are not sure about your ability to use this guide for manual removal process. The manual way of removal is mostly addressed to IT professionals. While experienced users might succeed with manual, they should remember about the importance of system backup and being careful with changes made to the system. This blog includes some helping articles that describe processes you might need during the removal. Use them as a reference. It is also important to do full system and registry backup before making any changes. People without prior experience in system management can easily do the same with the automated removal tool.
Note: Windows Advanced ToolKit manual removal needs some knowledge and some skills for a confidence in the successful result. Anyone can try, however, everyone have to be very careful and make system backups. Some experience with Windows Registry is very helpful. You should be aware of possible negative outcomes out of the danger presented by typos and wrong removals in your System Registry.
Do not start manual removal process unless you are sure about your skills and ready to hold responsibility for results of the removal.
Windows Advanced ToolKit blocking internet is one of its natural functions common with all the malicious programs. You might need to unblock your most important Windows system tools and the access to the internet before you can access some help like this one. There is a way that might help you to unblock needed things. Just try to make a fake registration of license for Windows Advanced Tools with the number 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020. If this wouldn’t help, then you need to restart your system in a Safe Mode and unblock things manually.
Stop Windows Advanced ToolKit malicious processes
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Remove Windows Advanced ToolKit 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\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl \FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312 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 Advanced ToolKit DLLs:
Delete Windows Advanced ToolKit files:
If the instructions provided here are kind of confusing, remember that you also can easily remove Windows Advanced ToolKit with automated removal tool from Security Stronghold. This way is quick and safe as compared to manual removal process. Another benefit of using this tool is the removal of all other FakeVimes program that it can found in your system. Make your system clean and secure.