Win Security 360 Removal

Virus Name: Win Security 360 is a piece of fake anti-spyware that belongs to the WiniGuard family or rogue software, according to computer experts. It is also known by Security 360 Antivirus. It shows similar behavior to its relatives by trying to trick users into buying a software license. It reaches the user’s computer via Trojans that get downloaded from fake online scanners. Once installed, Win Security 360 generates a large number of fake virus warnings and pop-ups, making it nearly impossible for the user to work on their system or browse the internet. Furthermore, The virus insists that the user should pay for the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is incapable of cleaning out these false ‘threats’. The ‘Activate’ button is also a prominent button in the GUI of this rogue software, always trying to convince the user to buy a license for it. However, the so-called ‘full’ version of Win Security 360 is a useless and harmful rogue program that cannot do anything to scan or clean any computer system.

Win Security 360

Win Security 360

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Steps should be taken to remove this threat as soon as it is found on any system. This process involves stopping processes, deleting files and folders and removing registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step needed to remove Win Security 360 is to kill the following process which is related to it: ( Learn how to terminate a running process )

  • WinSecurity360.exe

Next, it is necessary to delete the following files and folders from your computer:

  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\WinSecurity360
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\WinSecurity360\vlc.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\WinSecurity360\WinSecurity360.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Win Security 360.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Security 360
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Win Security 360.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Security 360\Website.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Security 360\Win Security 360 Help.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Security 360\Win Security 360.lnk
  • c:\Program Files\WinSecurity360 c:\Program Files\WinSecurity360\sk.lst
  • c:\Program Files\WinSecurity360\Win Security 360 Help.url
  • c:\Program Files\WinSecurity360\Win Security 360.url
  • c:\Program Files\WinSecurity360\WinSecurity360.exe

Once these two steps have been completed, your hard disk is free from Win Security 360.

Registry Removal Procedures

In order to completely remove the malware, it is necessary to delete the following entry from the Windows Registry. (How to Edit Registry Here)

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WinSecurity360

After this step has been completed, your computer is completely safe from the virus. It would be prudent to use a legitimate registry cleaner to ensure that there are no other fake registry entries created by this rogue software remaining.

Outside Resources:

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-win-security-360

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-security-360

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