Windows Instant Scanner Removal: Remove Windows Instant Scanner Forever
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Name of the threat:
Command or file name:
Windows Instant Scanner
Protector-(random 4 letters).exe
Win32 (Windows 9x, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven)
Windows Instant Scanner is one of the programs that people call rogue antivirus. This kind of programs was created by some malicious people, interested in easy money. Windows Instant Scanner can be installed on your computer through the security vulnerabilities or when visiting different suspicious sites. The user should not treat this program seriously, because every manifestation of the program is fake. The user can see fake scan processes and their fake results. The program will demand to buy its full version in order to pay for the missing features in the free version. The user should not buy the full version, because it is helpless and it will not solve any viral problems.
Windows Instant Scanner intrusion method
Windows Instant Scanner copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is Protector-(random 4 letters).exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Windows Instant Scanner and value Protector-(random 4 letters).exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name Protector-(random 4 letters).exe or Windows Instant Scanner.
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How to fix Windows Instant Scanner?
This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Windows Instant Scanner, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Windows Instant Scanner.
To get rid of Windows Instant Scanner, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Windows Instant Scanner Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Windows Instant Scanner Removal Tool for safe problem solution.