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Windows PRO Scanner Removal Process (remove WindowsPROScanner)

February 27, 2012 – 11:46 am
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Windows PRO Scanner is a fake security app. We know that Windows PRO Scanner was created by scammers over the internet to trick PC users out of money. This whole process of trickery starts with Windows PRO Scanner rendering fake warnings and system scan results filled with false results. In the end, some computer users fall for the tricks of Windows PRO Scanner and will mistakenly purchase Windows PRO Scanner. Doing so will not enable Windows PRO Scanner to detect and removal any malware present on a PC. Instead, the user would have become a victim of a scam. It is best that any PC user that runs across Windows PRO Scanner use a trusted and updated spyware removal tool to un-install Windows PRO Scanner altogether.

Are you getting popups from Windows PRO Scanner? Have you identified that you have Windows PRO Scanner installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Windows PRO Scanner completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Windows PRO Scanner?

If Windows PRO Scanner resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Windows PRO Scanner may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Windows PRO Scanner removal process.

How can you manually remove Windows PRO Scanner

Manual removal of Windows PRO Scanner may not be for everyone. Each manual Windows PRO Scanner removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Windows PRO Scanner removal process.

Windows PRO Scanner can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Windows PRO Scanner in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Windows PRO Scanner, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = 2012-2-25_1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashLogV.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\beagle.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\jedi.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msa.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ntvdm.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rav7.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\spoler.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vir-help.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wupdt.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Windows PRO Scanner. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Windows PRO Scanner from your computer.

    %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe
    %Desktop%\Windows PRO Scanner.lnk
    %StartMenu%\Programs\Windows PRO Scanner.lnk

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Windows PRO Scanner, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Windows PRO Scanner by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Windows PRO Scanner folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Windows PRO Scanner completely from your computer. If you find that Windows PRO Scanner is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Windows PRO Scanner removal process.

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