How to remove Windows Expert Console Virus?
Rogue anti-spywares are increasing in number constantly. New clones and members of a specific rogue families are being distributed by schemers regularly. A good example would be Windows Expert Console . If you see a computer scanner appear with its name, what exactly should you do? This article will answer that question.
The fake anti-spyware software, Windows Expert Console , is part of a larger family of similar infections, named Braviax. There are many variations (clones) of this family like Disk Antivirus Professional, System Progressive Profession and Live Security Platinum, to name just a few. The malicious application could have been introduced into your computer in a multitude of ways. For example – existing trojans or by drive-by downloads from spam email attachments and misleading advertisements.
How Does Windows Expert Console Virus Act?
When installed into a PC it will change the registry in a way, that allows it to launch at start-up and perform fake scans on your computer. Windows Expert Console will then prompt you about viruses, worms and other malware that your computer allegedly has. This is used as a scare tactic to extort money from you. It does this by telling you, that to remove all those “threats”, you need to purchase a “full version” of the application. You must NOT do this. Doing so puts you at risk of giving away your personal information and credit card number to the deceivers who made this rogue anti-spyware.
As a part of its self-defense mechanism, Windows Expert Console disables Windows system utilities, such as Windows Task Manager and Registry editor and will block you from launching some programs, that would lead to its removal. When trying to open the applications in question, it will provide an alert. Example :
Application cannot be executed. The file taskmgr.exe infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
As you can recall from the previous paragraph, this fake anti-spyware will prompt you with a number of alerts. Here are some examples of those alerts :
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with AVASoft Professional Antivirus.
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with AVASoft Professional Antivirus.
Warning: Your computer is infected
Detected spyware infection!
Click this message to install the last update of security software…
They need to be ignored, as Windows Expert Console is programmed to trick you into believing, that it’s a legitimate anti-spyware program and in the end – to profit from you. The removal can be difficult, but it is possible. It was done with Windows Expert Console predecessors, so it can be done with it as well by applying the same extermination techniques. Firstly, if you did pay for this mock anti-spyware software, you need to contact your bank and dispute any charges made. After doing so, you can focus on its removal. The main problem of such fake AV is their defense mechanism, as was stated in previous paragraphs. To go around it, you can enter the activation key :
Once registered, it will stop giving fake alerts and blocking your attempts at deleting it for some time. Next, you should perform a full scan with SpyHunters free scanner to see the exact location of the infected files, if you wish to remove them manually. Note, this should only be done if you have some experience with malware removal, as this can cause additional harm to your PC. It would be a good option to invest in a computer security software and remove Windows Expert Console automatically. This option would also provide you with protection against future attacks and intrusions.
Windows Expert Console manual removal :
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