Is Windows Profound Security installed on your computer? Is the program reliable? In fact, it is malicious program that should be deleted immediately. If you have been experiencing inexplicable poor system performance along with unexpected obscure system pop-ups, you need to remove Windows Profound Security from your computer as quickly as you can.
Description of Windows Profound Security
Windows Profound Security is regarded as a rogue program for it is designed by cyber criminals to obtain illegal gains from computer users by deceiving them into purchasing its commercial version by the help of providing them with lists of counterfeit system scan results and security warning pops- up. As soon as you install it on your computer, it makes a scan for the system instantly and then claims that it have detected multiple types of malware which are actually generated by its bogus scanner on your computer. Even if you believe in the results it offers and purchase its licensed version, it will still keep generating bogus system security notifications on your computer no matter whether you need or not.
Screenshot of the rogue program:
Moreover, it has the ability to perform further dangerous activities on your computer, including:
- Seriously damage to crucial system files and components.
- Stopping many legitimate programs from running.
- Make undesirable modifications on system security settings to prevent legitimate spyware program from downloading and installing.
- Exploiting browser vulnerability to track your online histories to gather financial account information and then send them to third parties for malicious purposes.
- Providing no uninstall feature.
Undesirable Problems Generated by Windows Profound Security:
Unexpected Blue Screen of Death errors
Black Screen of Death pops- up
Third- party application removal failure
Undesired Modification on Http Setting
Copy and Paste Failure
Drastic Decrease of System Performance
Increasing times of program crashes
Failure to remove unneeded system components
Failure to keep Windows application up- to- date
Failure to load crucial system files
Missing essential system components
Missing personal or commercial informtion
Missing financial account information
Step- by- step Guides to remove Windows Profound Security:
Step 1: Reboot PC with Safe Mode with Networking.
1. Click Start, go to Turn Off Computer.
2. Click Restart, click OK.
3. As soon as the PC is booted up, press and hold the F8 key.
4. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
5. Press Enter to confirm the selection.
Step 2: Disable running processes of Windows Profound Security from Windows Task Manager.
1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to enable Windows Task Manager.
3. Find out one of the running executable files of Windows Profound Security, click End Process option.
Locate to the registry entries below and delete them.
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 “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-7-9_7″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “qvnpoksgjc”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ants.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVWEBGRD.EXE
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\fameh32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mcupdate.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pctsSvc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Security Center.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vbcons.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zonealarm.exe
… and many more Image File Execution Options entries.
Step 4: Show hidden files of the rogue spyware removal tool.
Run My Computer tab on Windows Desktop. Click Open. From Tools menu, go to Folder Options.
Click View, from Hidden files and folders, select show hidden files and folders option and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Click OK to confirm the modification.
Search for the files below and have them deleted.
%AppData%\Protector-<random 3 chars>.exe
%AppData%\Protector-<random 4 chars>.exe
Tip: If you want to quickly find these files, please use the Search function to locate to them.
1. Double click to run My Computer. Go to Search option.
2. Type the name of the malware to the Search for files or folders named pop- up.
3. Click Search Now. Remove the folder named Windows Profound Security.
The manual removal of Windows Profound Security cannot be performed by computer novice for it requires the users to have enough computerknowledge and skills to deal with the associated program files, registry components and executable files of the rogue program. Any problems occur during the manual removal process can easily lead to extremely undesired system
problems, such as undesirable system pops- up, software instability, unexpected Blue Screen of Death pops- up, sharp reduction of system performance and legal firewall download and install failure. To remove Windows Profound Security safely within minutes, you can use a professional removal tool like Mighty Uninstaller to completely and safely delete Windows Profound Security.
Download and install Mighty Uninstaller on your computer.
Click Software Uninstall part and search for the rogue program then click Delete or Remove button.
The malware can be easily removed from your PC.