Torrent Alert (FakeVimes) - How To Remove?

Type: Adware(FakeVimes)

Torrent Alert is an alert, used by Fake Vimes family of rogues. Its goal is to convince buying one of these rogues by scarring you into believing you are doing something illegal and “Microsoft” program will help you in that. This is simply not true.
Torrent Alert looks like that :

Torrent Alert
Recomended: Please use secure encryption protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under SOPA legislation.
Please register your copy of the AV to activate anonymous data transfer protocol through torrent link.
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One might notice, that there are misspelling in the alert shown. It is likely that authors of this alert are not native English-speakers. Additionally, they claim that Microsoft’s program (like all Fake Vimes rogues claim) will provide some sort of mode that allows stealing other programs anonymously. This sounds very strange, as Microsoft is always for copyright laws. Thus it is clear this Torrent Alert is a fake.

To remove Torrent Alert, you will have to remove the FakeVimes rogue that displays it. This is done by deleting Protector-[rnd].exe file residing in Aplication Data of current user. However, we recommend scanning with antimalware program like Spyhunter. In most cases rogues responsible for this alert mess up system registry and disable antivirus, which is difficult to restore without anti-malware software.

Automatic Torrent Alert (FakeVimes) removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Torrent Alert (FakeVimes), 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


Torrent Alert (FakeVimes) screenshots


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May 13, 2012 17:40, May 21, 2012 22:27

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  1. Your modse off explainig alll in this artiocle iss
    truly fastidious, aall be abnle too effortlessly understan it, Thaznks a lot.

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