Windows Accelerator Pro - How to remove?


Windows Accelerator Pro is FakeVimes rogue antivirus. This type of rogue is known for a rather aggressive behaviour against security software and of a poor programming quality the rogue itself. This scam tries to pretend being Microsoft’s software by using MSE design and changing its names often.

Typically, Windows Accelerator Pro executable is either launched as download from fake online scanner websites or as email attachments. The first time it will display a splash screen where it will “load” components and then your PC will reboot. After the PC boots, you will see same splash screen again and the system will fail to load fully. A fake system scan will run for 30 secs. This is far too short for a regular antivirus, but it will detect 10 infections or so. It will not provide much detail about items detected and will prevent you from removing Windows Accelerator Pro or using your computer normally.

How to remove Windows Accelerator Pro (special instructions)

  1. Go to Windows Accelerator Pro settings and press allow unprotected startup.
  2. Open File explorer (any folder will do). Enter %AppData% in the location bar and press enter.
  3. Rename file named guard-agas or similar to malwareguard-sdgsd.
  4. Reboot and scan with Reimage, SpyHunter ( ).


Note: Windows Accelerator Pro is being replaced by Defender PRO 2015

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Manual Windows Accelerator Pro removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Accelerator Pro, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Accelerator Pro infected files and get help in Windows Accelerator Pro removal by using Reimage scanner. 


Windows Accelerator Pro screenshots

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October 1st, 2016 16:57, October 1st, 2016 16:57
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