Remove Windows Advanced Security Center virus

by Andy Raff on May 22, 2012

Windows Advanced Security Center Information
Windows Advanced Security Center Description, Symptoms and Distribution Tactics

Manual Windows Advanced Security Center Removal Steps

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Windows Advanced Security Center Screenshot

Windows Advanced Security Center Removal Steps

Follow steps closely:

Step 1: Locate a safe place to jot down our Support number. This is just in case you need help on one of the steps. We are here to help you get rid of Windows Advanced Security Center. Windows Advanced Security Center Removal Hotline: 888.847.4130

Step 2: Completely power down the Windows Advanced Security Center infected computer.

Step 3: Please locate the F8 button on your keyboard before turning on your computer. F8 is normally positioned on the top row of the keyboard. Be ready to tap F8 immediately on step 4.

F8

Step 4: Turn ON the computer infected with Windows Advanced Security Center and select F8 until you notice the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU.

Step 5: Once the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU pops up, click down the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU using the down key on the keyboard and highlight SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING. Hit ENTER.

Safe

Step 6: Your PC will boot up in Safe Mode. The desktop icons and the display will appear enlarged. This is 100% normal and not caused by the infection.

Step 7: Windows Advanced Security Center may have changed your proxy settings so Windows Advanced Security Center can control your internet. We now need to check the proxy settings for this.

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Step 8: Press and hold the WINDOWS KEY on your keyboard.

Windows

Step 9: Keep pressing down on the WINDOWS key and press the R key at the same time. The RUN BOX will show up.

Windows

Step 10: Type iexplore.exe in the RUN BOX. Hit OK.

Run

Step 11: The Internet Explorer browser will now launch. Along the top navigation menu select TOOLS. Within the next menu click INTERNET OPTIONS.

Tools

Step 12: Left mouse click the CONNECTIONS options tab within the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Internet

Step 13: Find and select LAN SETTINGS .

Internet

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Step 14: If there is a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, under the PROXY SERVER section, then click to uncheck the box. If there is not a checkmark located in the box then you can move on to step 15.

Proxy

Step 15: To close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK box choose the OK button.

Step 16: Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Step 17: We now need to run Rkill. Rkill was developed by Lawrence Abrams at Bleepingcomputer.com. Rkill will attempt to paralyze Windows Advanced Security Center. Windows Advanced Security Center will block and stop any processes from running such as removal tools. We need to disarm this self-preservation tool that Windows Advanced Security Center has. Please note that Rkill does not remove Windows Advanced Security Center. Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill as Windows Advanced Security Center will restart as well. Bring up the RUN BOX again, by holding down the WINDOWS key and pressing the R key.

Windows

Step 18: In the RUN BOX, type “iexplore.exe http://www.malwareexperts.com/rkill”. Then click OK.

Run

Step 19: The download security box with Rkill will appear, choose SAVE and select the desktop.

Run

Step 20: Close out the DOWNLOAD COMPLETE box once the Rkill download is complete.

Step 21: Open your DESKTOP and find the Rkill.exe icon.

Step 22: Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. Rkill will flash a black MS DOS box and attempt to paralyze Windows Advanced Security Center.

Rkill

Step 23: Rkill will generate a Notepad file with information on what it found. You can close that log and go to the next step.

Step 24: Now the computer is prepared to install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a very popular Malware removal application. To install Malwarebytes, we need to bring up the RUN BOX again.

Step 25: On the Keyboard press and hold the WINDOWS KEY and the R key simultaneously. The RUN BOX will appear again.

Windows

Step 26: In the RUN BOX type “iexplore http://www.malwareexperts.com/malware-remover/” and press OK.

Malwarebytes

Step 27: The download security box with Malwarebytes will appear. The options to RUN, SAVE or CANCEL will show. Select SAVE and then choose to save the file to the desktop.

Malwarebytes

Step 28: Go to your DESKTOP and locate the Malwarebytes icon on your desktop.

Step 29: Double-click the Malwarebytes icon.

Malwarebytes

Step 30: Select RUN on the Malwarebytes install box.

Malwarebytes

Step 31: After that, the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE box will appear. Select your native language and press OK. English will be in used in the graphics example.

Malwarebytes

Step 32: The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show. Choose NEXT to continue.

Malwarebytes

Step 33: Next screen to show is the LICENSE AGREEMENT. Accept the agreement and choose NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 34: The BASIC INFORMATION screen is shown. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 35: The SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear. Choose the location you wish to have Malwarebytes install the required files. The default location shown is the normal, recommended location. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 36: The next screen is just the SELECT START MENU FOLDER which tells the program where to place the shortcut to the application. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 37: If you want a Desktop Icon and/or Quick Launch icon then opt-in to the corresponding check boxes on the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS box. Click NEXT.

Malwarebytes

Step 38: Now the READY TO INSTALL screen will show. Click INSTALL to start the installation process.

Malwarebytes

Step 39: The final screen with the pre-checked UPDATE and LAUNCH Malwarebytes will appear. Click FINISH.

Malwarebytes

Step 40: Malwarebytes will download the latest updates and show a success box. Click OK.

Step 41: The main interface of Malwarebytes with the Scanner tab will launch. Make sure PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected.

Malwarebytes

Step 42: Next step is to launch the full scan. Click SCAN to start the scan.

Malwarebytes

Step 43: A box will popup with the local drives, choose the local drives to scan and click SCAN.

Malwarebytes

Step 44: The scanner will begin. Be patient as the scan is very thorough searching for all the remnants of Windows Advanced Security Center.

Step 45: Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK to close the box.

Step 46: After closing the box, click SHOW RESULTS.

Malwarebytes

Step 47: Once the results show, select REMOVE SELECTED to remove all the Malware found by Malwarebytes including Windows Advanced Security Center. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affiliated with Windows Advanced Security Center and add them to the quarantine.

Malwarebytes

Step 48: Malwarebytes may need to reboot the system to complete the removal of Windows Advanced Security Center. Please allow the PC to reboot if Malwarebytes asks for it.

Step 49: After the reboot is complete and the system is relaunched, please follow the on-screen instructions and continue the removal process.

Step 50: A Notepad log will be created by Malwarebytes. Close the log once reviewed.

Malwarebytes

Step 51: Once Malwarebytes has completed the removal process and has removed all the traces of Windows Advanced Security Center, your computer should be 100% clean from Windows Advanced Security Center.

Step 52: If Windows Advanced Security Center is not removed and you are still having issues. Please call the Windows Advanced Security Center Removal Hotline toll-free at 888.847.4130

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Windows Advanced Security Center Description

Protect yourself from Windows Advanced Security Center as it is the newest infection on the web. The actions of Windows Advanced Security Center have determined its placement under the fake security program category. Windows Advanced Security Center is capable of causing serious damage to your computer. It can also add numerous registry entries to your systems operating system and could potentially change proxy settings on your internet connection.

Windows Advanced Security Center Signs and Symptoms

After the infection has completed its installation, a bogus system scan is presented and completed. After the Windows Advanced Security Center scan results, Windows Advanced Security Center will bombard you with annoying error or nag messages. All the actions described only have one reason behind them. That is to sway you into thinking it’s a legit application and you should buy it. Did you actually buy Windows Advanced Security Center? If so, call your credit card agent soon.

Windows Advanced Security Center Distribution

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how Windows Advanced Security Center arrived on your machine as there are many possibilities. The most common method is the use of a fake scanner webpage. Another possibility of how Windows Advanced Security Center arrives is via a Trojan designed to look like a flash update or video codec. If not removed swiftly, Windows Advanced Security Center has time to do progressive damage to your operating system.

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