Windows Virtual Firewall Description and Removal Instructions

Windows Virtual Firewall Description (Scan your PC to Detect Windows Virtual Firewall with SpyHunter)

Windows Virtual Firewall is another rogue security program on the block of a crowded neighborhood of interfaces being engineered by a polymorphic Trojan. Polymorphic coding enables the Trojan to change its cover automatically (i.e. interface and file names) without human intervention in an effort to elude detection and removal continuously. Therefore, while today we are discussing Windows Virtual Firewall, everything mentioned will also apply to predecessors Windows Maintenance Guard, Windows Recovery Series, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Debug Center, Windows Software Saver, Windows No-Risk Agent, Windows Anti-Hazard Helper, and an ongoing list of others.

Rogue security programs are designed to stage a security breach that use fake alerts, scans and reporting to scare the victim into buying the full-version of software that is useless and that has ulterior motives. The Internet is full of traps that deliver malware to poorly protected computer systems. The PC user may have stumbled or landed upon a compromised website housing a Trojan downloader that without further aid dropped the infectious program onto the visitor’s poorly guarded system. However, most infections come at the victim’s own hands. Trojans use guises such as a fake Adobe Flash offering or can be hidden behind infectious links in emails or planted on the grounds of social networks, and when clicked, download malicious files.

Until the explosion and security breach is exacted, the Trojan makes system changes to both support the attack and defend against interruptions or opposing parties. A remote server connection will be made to report successful infiltration and implantation of malicious files. A survey of the system will also be taken to steal vital data, collect email addresses and report system data that identifies other vulnerabilities and plan future attacks. New instructions may be given, or more malicious programs downloaded and installed. A hacker may use a backdoor to gain remote access, so he can secretly misuse the resources to partake in a DNS attack.

The infected system may gradually misbehave, for example, web traffic may be negatively impacted, routing the victim to unwanted URLs. Some stops may land the victim on arbitrary search engines that encourage click fraud or sites that encourage the purchase of a useless online scanner or rogue security program. Browser settings may be reversed, allowing a floodgate of annoying pop-up advertisements. With all the malicious activity supported by malicious system changes, i.e. adding of registry keys, hooking of legitimate processes, etc., the operating system may go into shock and not work properly. As a result, Windows Virtual Firewall will play its ace, its planned security breach. Scary but fake alerts will take center stage along with the interface of Windows Virtual Firewall. The goal is to scare the victim into believing his or her data and hard drive are at risk, when in fact, everything is staged, including the scan and reporting. Not surprising are security reports that confirm absence of programming to support a true scanning engine. Therefore, what you are being presented in the way of scanning results, is made possible by the clever use of JavaScript and imagery.

Let’s review this scam:

  • The interface of Windows Virtual Firewall is a fraud, a mere impersonation of a Microsoft Windows offering.
  • The alerts are fake!
  • The scans and reporting are fake!
However, the attack is real. While you eyes are busy absorbing the onscreen chaos, the Trojan is continuously gathering data for later transfer to a remote server. A backdoor is already open and waiting a hacker to come inside and do any and every thing an administrator can do. Removing Windows Virtual Firewall and other malicious files is the only solution to stopping the attack and blocking a hacker from freely using your system resources to wage a DNS strike.

Manual removal is not totally impossible, although it will require understanding and expertise as it relates to the Windows operating system structure. A rootkit has helped bury and mask malicious files so they read the same as legitimate OS files. Removing the wrong files could corrupt the hard drive and you could lose valuable data. To avoid such catastrophe, you should depend on a professional anti-malware solution to destroy the correct files and to better guard your system going forth.

Automatically Detect Windows Virtual Firewall

  1. Download SpyHunter* Scanner to Detect Windows Virtual Firewall
  2. Run a full system scan to detect Vista Home Security 2012 files.
  3. Once you've detected Windows Virtual Firewall on your PC, you will then need to purchase SpyHunter to start the removal process.
  4. Reboot your PC and rerun the scan for any remaining traces of Windows Virtual Firewall.

Remove Windows Virtual Firewall Manually

Stop the following Windows Virtual Firewall processes:
%AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Remove the following Windows Virtual Firewall registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
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 "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe

Locate and delete the following Windows Virtual Firewall files:
%AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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