Windows Functionality Checker - How to remove?


Windows Functionality Checker is a dangerous rogue anti-spyware that prevents its victims from removing by disabling them from getting online or using legitimate security programs. In order to start all this activity, Windows Functionality Checker is always installed on the system without any user’s permission asked and then set to start every time PC is rebooted. That makes this malware capable to interrupt its victims every time they start using their computers and additionally report about numerous viruses detected. In most of the cases, these reports seem to be trustworthy and legitimate because they announce about trojans, keyloggers or other malware detected. However, in reality they must be ignored instead of following them because Windows Functionality Checker has an empty virus database and has no capabilities to find any virus.

Windows Functionality Checker is closely related to other scamwares, such as Windows Smart Warden, Windows Protection Master and others. Just like these programs, malware displays continuous system scanners and alerts that help for these programs look like legitimate security utilities. However, in reality all these programs should never be trusted because they are fake and removed from the system without any delay.

For making its victims think that they are really infected and that they must purchase licensed version of Windows Functionality Checker, this scamware displays:

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet.
Windows Media Player Resources
C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.

Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll

As you can see, Windows Functionality Checker running on your machine must be removed from the system without any delay. Otherwise it will bombard you with its exaggerated ads reporting about malware. However, the only malware that is on your PC is the same Windows Functionality Checker. Please, never buy this program capable to display only deceptive scanners and alerts. It’s completely fake one, just like the rest of the rogues from this family. The real purpose of Windows Functionality Checker is getting your money and credit card details, so please never pay for its activation. It goes without saying that you must remove Windows Functionality Checker as soon as you can, so use a reputable anti-spyware, 2012 version of spyware doctor , spyhunter or other to fix your computer from viruses.


Note: Windows Functionality Checker is being replaced by Defender PRO 2015

Automatic Windows Functionality Checker removal tools


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Manual Windows Functionality Checker removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Functionality Checker, 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 Functionality Checker infected files and get help in Windows Functionality Checker removal by using Reimage scanner. 


Windows Functionality Checker screenshots

August 17th, 2016 13:12, August 17th, 2016 13:12
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