Windows Virtual Security - How to remove?


Windows Virtual Security is a rogue antivirus program that was designed by the same computer hackers who are responsible for each rogue program from FakeVimes family. The application spreads through infected websites that contain various videos or offer some software to download. Windows Virtual Security comes bundled with those software or it can get inside your computer while you are watching some video. Despite the infiltration method, the program does the same when it gets inside.

Windows Virtual Security has a fake scanner which is loaded once you reboot your computer. The scan of a couple of minutes will end up with a windows of scan results which are obviously falsified. The program will claim that your system contains numerous infections just to make you think that your computer is infected. Then you will be asked to purchase a full version of Windows Virtual Security. The program will try to prove that this is the only way to get your system fixed and protect it.

Once infiltrated the program makes some changes in Windows Registry. These changes will block your antivirus program. It will also display various security notifications on your system. However, they are fake just like the scan results by Windows Virtual Security. Have a look at a couple of them:

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Security Risk:
Infected File: regedit.exe
Description: Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers.
Please click “remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Internet Explorer
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC

As you may understand, these messages are displayed just to make you think that your computer has serious issues. Many computer users fall for this scam and pay for Windows Virtual Security just to stop this sequence of annoying actions. Unfortunately, this is not a solution.

If you have noticed any activity of Windows Virtual Security you can be sure your system is under attack of cyber criminals. It is highly recommended to remove Windows Virtual Security soon as you detect them on your system. For the best results you should use a reputable antimalware program, such as spyhunter or Hitman Pro. Run a full scan with it and eliminate all infections as soon as possible. Don’t forget that only an upgraded version will do its job, so make sure you download the latest updates first. Use this code if you cannot stop activity of Windows Virtual Security: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020. This will stop all malicious actions for a while and you will be able to run a scan with a legitimate security tool.

Video instructions for Windows Virtual Security Removal


Note: Windows Virtual Security is being replaced by Defender PRO 2015

Automatic Windows Virtual Security removal tools


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  Download Reimage for Windows Virtual Security detectionNote: Reimage trial provides detection of parasite like Windows Virtual Security and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
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Manual Windows Virtual Security removal


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


Windows Virtual Security screenshots

August 17th, 2016 01:37, August 17th, 2016 01:37
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