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Windows Threats Destroyer Removal Process (remove WindowsThreatsDestroyer)

March 1, 2012 – 10:09 am
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Windows Threats Destroyer has been touted by computer hackers as a program that will detect threats and destroy them. Unfortunately, Windows Threats Destroyer is just another fake security app among a long list of identified rogue anti-spyware programs. Windows Threats Destroyer, being a fake security program, is unable to detect and remove any type of malware. Even when purchased, Windows Threats Destroyer fails at performing its promised duties. In the end, all Windows Threats Destroyer wants to do is convince PC users that purchasing Windows Threats Destroyer is their only solution to removing the so-called threats that it detected. It would be wise to just remove Windows Threats Destroyer and not face any of the hassles and aggravation of its misleading tactics.

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

Why should you remove Windows Threats Destroyer?

If Windows Threats Destroyer 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 Threats Destroyer 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 Threats Destroyer removal process.

How can you manually remove Windows Threats Destroyer

Manual removal of Windows Threats Destroyer may not be for everyone. Each manual Windows Threats Destroyer 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 Threats Destroyer removal process.

Windows Threats Destroyer 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 Threats Destroyer in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Windows Threats Destroyer, 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\Run "Windows Threats Destroyer" "%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" /s /d
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Windows Threats Destroyer. 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

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

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Windows\Threats Destroyer.lnk
    %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
    %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    %AppData%\result.db
    %Desktop%\Windows Threats Destroyer.lnk
    %StartMenu%\Windows Threats Destroyer.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 Threats Destroyer, 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"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Windows Threats Destroyer by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Windows Threats Destroyer 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 Threats Destroyer completely from your computer. If you find that Windows Threats Destroyer is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Windows Threats Destroyer removal process.

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