PC Scout Virus Removal

Does your computer is displaying the following or something similar: "PC Scout detected the virus or the harmful program on your computer! Internet Explorer is infected with worm Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp. This worm can harm your computer." If you are getting any warning Windows with the typical words 'PC Scout' telling you about any kind of infections then please read on…. First, read all this document. We will give you the tools and ways to remove PC Scout from your infected system. Infected ? Yes. Sadly, your computer has been infected by one of the latest rouge program called PC Scout. This threat were launched with two particular purposes. The first is to make your computer malfunction in lots of ways. While the second purpose is simply to steal you, making you believe you can clean your system by buying a bogus program !

PC Scout

PC Scout

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This virus is similar to known threats like Active Security, Protection System and CoreGuard Antivirus 2009. Besides what we just wrote, the following can also happens on your system: Unable to use your Task Manager and many others Windows tools Desktop Hijack. Once PC Scout has infected your computer, you will be totally unable to update any security related programs Your computer was infected through one of the usual ways used by malwares, here are some: any kind of Trojans. Also beware of fake online scanner: they are not scanning anything, rather installing some nasty viruses into your system ! You got a new video codec and simply installed it ? It could have been a fake one and you just installed PC Scout ! Another way used by hackers is to hack a website and put this virus as a program to be downloaded like 'drive by download'. We mean the following: you will visit this compromised website and it will try to push a download unto your computer ! Without the right security tools or if the threat is very recent, your computer just became infected.

Once infected, the virus will run false system scans telling you…your computer is infected ! The message you read at the beginning is an example of what you can get. Another message you will get is to buy the full version of PC Scout. Do not buy anything ! Remember those results are bogus ones. This program was designed to steal your money ! It is well known such threats like this will block your anti-virus software besides denying you any access to security related websites. The program does not want to be deleted easily and was programmed this way. Your System Restore, Registry Editor and others Windows tool might not function at all neither. It will change your browser settings, will shows you lots of commercial ads (saying to buy the full registered version ! and it will stays resident in the background. Stay calm ! The first thing to do is to run a full and in-depth scan of your whole system to remove PC Scout besides to check if you are not infected with more viruses or rouge softwares. In many cases, there are more than just one virus.

Some symptoms of PC Scout:

  • Bogus Scan results
  • Auto Scans on Start-up
  • Warning coming out of a fake shield in the system tray
  • pop-ups and re-directs to the fake software's website
  • constant warnings of being infected as well as false statements of other trojans

Manual removal instructions for PC Scout ( Please read our disclaimer below )

Kill PC Scout processes: ( Learn How to Kill a Process Here. Opens in new Window )

  • pcscout.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

We do recommend you run a full scan using SpyHunter. Even if you do not intend on purchasing the product it will help to stop the virus from re-installing and re-activating while you manually remove it. Also it will inform you of any new changes to the file names. You may need this if it mutates. Delete PC Scout registry values: ( Learn How to Edit Registry Here. Opens in new Window )

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC Scout
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PC Scout
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “PC Scout”

Delete files: ( Hint ) Most of these files will be in the %Program Files\Protection System\ directory.

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\PC Scout Support.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\PC Scout.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PC Scout
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PC Scout\PC Scout Support.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PC Scout\PC Scout.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PC Scout\Uninstall PC Scout.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout\core.cga
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout\CoreExt.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout\help.ico
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout\pcscout.exe
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout\Uninstall.exe

Delete directories: ( Please note that in most cases everything in this folder can be deleted. Just be sure it's the correct folder 😉

  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PC Scout
  • c:\Program Files\PC Scout

Outside Resources:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-pc-scout

http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-8458en.html

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