Windows Internet Booster - How to remove?


Windows Internet Booster is a rogue antivirus that is not worth keeping on any computer. Note that it belongs to the same FakeVimes family as Windows Daily Adviser which has been secretly infecting systems with a help of trojan horse. Of course, you can prevent Windows Internet Booster or other virus intrusion by installing both, reputable anti-virus and anti-malware, programs and constantly updating them in order to have full virus database. However, if you have already been infected by Windows Internet Booster, keep in mind that it is capable to find only invented malware and that it has an empty virus database. Most of its viruses reported are legitimate system files, so ignore this malware and remove Windows Internet Booster from your computer without any delay.

Windows Internet Booster is known to be distributed through fraudulent social engineering, fake updates or malicious downloads. As soon as it compromises its target computer, it changes some of critical values, like Registry keys and system files, and adds some Registry entries of its own. This results in making your system run malicious executables of Windows Internet Booster and launching this rogue every time PC is rebooted. In addition, this rogue starts ‘scanning’ the system for malware and additionally displays continuous adds stating that your computer has lots of signs of malware, spyware, trojans, keyloggers etc. In the meanwhile, the only real threat is the same Windows Internet Booster.

Being a scam software, this rogue displays such alerts:

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.


Keep in mind that not only it is incapable of finding any genuine infection, it’s also useless in removing it. This program, just like any other from FakeVimes, is released for stealing users money, so never fall for purchasing its licensed version. Windows Internet Booster creates a need of its license by reporting you how many viruses are on your computer. The only wise decision you should make is to remove Windows Internet Booster from your computer. You should waste no time and run a full system scan with spyhunter or 2012 version of Spyware Doctor to get rid of this dangerous application. Note, that older versions of Spyware Doctor is blocked by Windows Internet Booster using some registry keys together with majority of legitimate antiviruses. It is extremely important to delete these malicious registry keys, as they make your PC vulnerable to further infections. If you still have problems deleting this fake antivirus, you might try to fake-register it with key 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020.


Note: Windows Internet Booster is being replaced by Defender PRO 2015

Automatic Windows Internet Booster removal tools


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Manual Windows Internet Booster removal


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


Windows Internet Booster screenshots

August 17th, 2016 10:24, August 17th, 2016 10:24
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7 thoughts on “Windows Internet Booster

  1. Devon

    Internet booster will not let me open the internet and ran full system scans 3 times and says internet booster isnt a virus even though it is please help

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Devon: try disabling proxy server before download. save the download on desktop, it is rather small.

  2. Kheldragar

    Could you tell me where to download windows internet booster? If you’re going to ask why, I don’t even run Windows in the first place, and when I do it’s virtual boxed, and have a small hobby of trying to find Windows viruses. Recently, I can’t. It just doesn’t happen.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Khaldragar : there are samples in researcher vaults. We do not distribute these links (as many visitors here are not advanced PC users). I assume, this malware is no longer distributed actively, as it is replaced by next malware in the family.

  3. Mike

    I ran into this on a family members computer on Sunday, I installed Microsoft Security Essentials, ran scan in safe mode. The only Virus it removed was this one, than downloaded Search and Destroy to clean up the rest. Worked wonders.

  4. Tania Arteaga

    How I can remove this windows internet booster? I cannot use my laptop not even open the browser. Please help me.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Tania : In your case try fake-register it with the key 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020, then disable proxy in the browser, then download spyhunter


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