What is Windows Secure Web Patch?
Windows Secure Web Patch as you most likely already found out is not a legit antivirus client. This rogue virus is known as malware. Malware pretends to be a real program but it’s actually a scam. This program attempts to trick the user into thinking Microsoft endorses the AV client and are the makers of the client. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is all a scam. Similar threats are Windows Instant Scanner, Windows Custom Safety, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows Active Defender
This Guide Includes
1. Windows Secure Web Patch Removal Video (It Works and is Easy to Follow)
2. Manual guide covering how to remove Windows Secure Web Patch
3. We cover outside resources like AV clients and a remote computer repair service you can use. to help you remove Windows Secure Web Patch
How Did I get infected with Windows Secure Web Patch?
No way for us to know exactly how you got infected. In our test case it took us actually having to install the virus. It was pretending to be a video file. Often times people are ticked into installing malware. They think it’s one thing but it’s really a virus.
In most cases having a good antivirus client will block the install of such viruses. Not in all cases but most.
What is Windows Secure Web Patch Doing to My Computer Right Now?
It will block program from running. We found that firefox and out AV client was unable to run normal. Task Manager, MSconfig and the like also did not work. Once we killed of the main executable everything was back to normal. You should be able to run programs in safe mode just fine.
Good news out of all this is that nothing is being stolen or hacked. The program shows false messages like your infected with a keylogger and the like but it’s not true. We found the program mainly just blocks programs from running in an attempt to force you to purchase the client.
Here are some of the error messages we were able to see.
Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server. As you might imagine, Internet Explorer, which is what explore.exe is, didn’t infect your computer.
Windows Secure Web Patch
Follow the below manual guide to remove Windows Secure Web Patch. If you get frustrated you can use the antivirus client we recommend in safe mode with networking or just hire a pro from pcninja.com to remote in. They can get you taken care of qucikly.
Automatic Windows Secure Web Patch Removal
Online Windows Secure Web Patch Removal Service
Video Showing You How to Remove Windows Secure Web Patch
Remove Proxy Setting so You Can Connect to the Internet Again.
Windows Secure Web Patch Manual Removal Procedures
WATCH the video. It cover the manual process below. You should get a far better understanding. Think of the below as an assistance to questions you may have.
Stopping the Windows Secure Web Patch process.
- Protector-<random 3-5 chars>.exe ( Example is Protector-804.exe ) EVERY file trace is named different. However it should be similar
To Stop this process you can
A. Browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file.
B. Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file. (My Favorite solution) See how to boot into safe mode
C: Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file.
D: Start the Task Manager the very second you login and terminate the process that way.
The file path where this virus threat is located is
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\VIRUSNAME.exe
You can not delete a file while it is in use. You can however re-name the file if it’s still running. Then as the above step suggests just re-boot the computer and then locate the file you re-named and delete it.
Once you have stopped the progrm from running everything should be back to normal. If not do a System Restore. After that you need to run a full virus scan. You can do that using Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. Don’t skip this step. You can use another antivirus client if you want. The main thing is to run a full virus scan to ensure you are not infected with anything else.
In some cases people do find this threat too hard to remove. If that is the case we recommend www.pcninja.com as a great remote computer repair company that can get you back up and going. Another option is to locate a local computer repair company. We have a listing under our computer repair directory.
Windows Safety Maintenance Registry Removal Procedures
We skip this section as editing the registry can be dangerous. It’s better to just leave these traces as they should not cause any issues. If you really want to get them you should use an antivirus program to detect them or a registry cleaner.
Windows Secure Web Patch Directories and Files:
Keep in mind the .exe will be named different. That is the only real trace that needs to be removed.
This threat is nothing new. It’s been around a long time under different names. Our guide has worked time and time again for this virus. Give it a shot first. If you run into issues and need help consider our recommended antivirus client Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or the pros at www.pcninja.com.
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