Windows Virtual Security

By | August 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Presence of a computer virus called Windows Virtual Security does not only cause damage to the system but also endangers identity of the victim. The program lives with the main goal of letting you pay for the useless software using your credit card account. Once you used the assigned payment processor, attacker may steal your credentials including full name and credit card details. For this reason, we highly urged immediate removal of the Windows Virtual Security malware from an affected computer.

The time that Windows Virtual Security reaches your computer, it starts initiating harmful plots. There will be major changes on how the computer operates and it will be very irritating in your part. Virus scan welcomes you once you login to Windows and you will be notified of quite a number of threats. If fear comes first, user will be obliged to pay for the Windows Virtual Security registration key and this means easy money for its creator. That is how rogue program evolve. Using scare tactics such as fake alerts, false scan results, and misleading diagnosis always lead naïve user to its trap. Whatever happens, just ignore this fake antivirus software. There is other alternative to settle the issue, and that means complete removal of the malware.

To remove Windows Virtual Security from an infected computer, you need to remove numerous files and registry entries it dropped inside the PC. Manually locating these modules is too complex. Thus, we recommend automatic uninstall using a removal tool as made ready on the guide below.

Type Rogue
Sub-Type FakeAV
OS Affected Windows

What are the Symptoms of Windows Interactive Safety Infection?

Image below is the fake scanner by Windows Virtual Security. It produces a bunch of false security that attempts to lure victims into purchasing the licensed version of rogue program.

Fake Windows Virtual Security

2 thoughts on “Windows Virtual Security

  1. Señor Spielbergo

    Good advice, although ultimately I’m not sure it’s 100% successful – I use Mozilla Firefox, and all three of those options were checked _before_ Windows Virtual Security found its way onto my computer.

    Another note: I was able to complete procedure 2 in safe mode (IOW, to prevent WVS from manifesting itself in the process), but not procedure 3. Not sure if that’s a universal issue or just one with my computer – but it didn’t matter anyway, as neither procedures 3 nor 4 really did anything. My issue seems to have solved itself with procedure 2 (there was exactly one virus, plus I was in safe mode anyway).

    Interestingly, WVS “unexpectedly shut down” about 10 minutes after I first noticed it yesterday morning – the computer was either on or hibernating the whole rest of the day and never came back. Then I saw it again this morning, and I didn’t want to take any risks – before I did anything else I reset my computer to three days ago, which a) allowed my old antivirus software to function again and b) allowed me to use the Internet again (something I wasn’t able to do under WVS, not with Firefox, not with IE, not even with Google Chrome which I had previously downloaded as a backup browser). Then I immediately typed “windows virtual security” into Google and found you guys – good to know that my suspicions on WVS were true. (There’s a reason why you can’t access WVS via “Security” in the Control Panel, at least not on Vista. Plus, I have a personal rule of never paying for any software I find online – so take _that_, hackers!)

    Anyway, if WVS ever comes back again (remember, neither procedure 3 nor 4 did anything, and I didn’t perform either in safe mode), I’d like to hear your response and take it from there. Thanks!

  2. servo

    Senior is right. Procedure 2 using malwarebytes alone have removed Windows Virtual Security. However, tech staff from this web site includes rootkit removal due to some cases that attackers are using the Trojan to spread the malware.

    In my case, Trojan did not implicate the infection. I think Windows Virtual Security is bundled with a crack program I downloaded from warez.

    Thanks to this guide. It really helps.

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