How to remove Windows Steady Work?
What is Windows Steady Work?
Windows Steady Work is another of the fake-Microsoft Security Essentials infections that change names constantly to avoid detection. Particular breed of rogues is famous for changing names many times during the week and after several days it will be renamed again. Because of this, Windows Steady Work has to rely on dirty tricks to make users believe that it is a reputable antivirus. To do so, it tries to misuse Microsoft Security Essentials by creating an alert similar to MSE. This alert will state, that MSE detected an infection and can not remove it by itself. If the user clicks on such message, the fake Microsoft Security Essentials will try to “search” for solution and will offer to download one of the rogues, namely Windows Steady Work.
After Windows Steady Work is installed, you can not close its window easily. It will force you to run system scans, which are faked. This rogue will list various outdated parasites that sound dangerous enough like Backdoor.Win32.Rbot or similar. All this is done to force you into buying full version of Windows Steady Work.
In no case you should pay for Windows Steady Work. It is a scam and it has no real detection engine. Even worser, their payment pages collect and store your credit card details and its makers have nothing to loose. So they will surely mis-use that data and use the card information multiple times. If you paid for Windows Steady Work, consider contacting your bank for credit card change.
To remove Windows Steady Work, do following :
1. Allow it to scan your PC, as you will only be able to close Windows Steady Work window after that.
2. Download and launch Process Explorer ( http://www.2-viruses.com/wp-content/uploads/PE/eXplore.exe for alternate download link). Rename it to .com and launch it. This will prevent Windows Steady Work from blocking it.
2. Make sure you see all file paths in Process Explorer. Stop processes listed bellow, and everything that is launched from %AppData%, %Application Data% or %Temp%.
3. Launch registry filing utility: http://www.2-viruses.com/wp-content/uploads/exeregfix.reg
4. Launch Browser of your choice and disable proxy server in it. Windows Steady Work might filter your browsing results and prevent browser from functioning.
5. Download an Anti-Malware tools Spyhunter,Hitman Pro. Do a full system scan and get rid of Windows Steady Work files they detect.
6. Upgrade your anti-virus and anti-malware protection. It is easier to prevent Windows Steady Work from infecting PC rather than spend time removing it.
Windows Steady Work is Extremely dangerous
Windows Steady Work may spread via Trojans
Windows Steady Work may display fake security messages
Windows Steady Work may install additional spyware to your computer
Windows Steady Work may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Windows Steady Work violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Windows Steady Work detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Steady Work and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Windows Steady Work screenshots
Manual Windows Steady Work removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Steady Work, 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 Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Windows Steady Work processes:
Remove these Windows Steady Work Registry Entries:
Remove these Windows Steady Work files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Steady Work infected files and get help in Windows Steady Work removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Windows Steady Work and similar threats.
Windows Steady Work is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Windows Steady Work can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Windows Steady Work trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Windows Steady Work offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Windows Steady Work does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Steady Work, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Windows Steady Work, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Windows Steady Work, is nearly impossible to remove manually.