Recently, the computer virus Windows AntiVirus Helper wantonly attacks user’s computer and people tend to be helpless about the removal of this virus as it blocks them from accessing the internet and running windows apps including security programs. To this problem, we offer you the effective removal guide against the virus. Please read carefully and follow it step by step.
What is Windows AntiVirus Helper?
Windows AntiVirus Helper is a malicious virus identified as rogueware. It tricks users into purchasing its full version (totally fake security software) through displaying bogus scan result to scare people that their computers is at high risk due to various malicious viruses and malware inside. Not only is Windows AntiVirus Helper virus aimed at defrauding money but steals your important privacy information such as identity, account and credit card, etc for further profit-making activities.
Windows AntiVirus Helper virus is from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections which includes variants Windows AntiBreach Helper, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Windows AntiBreach Tool, Windows Paramout Protection, Windows Safety Master, Windows Antivirus Master, Windows Ultimate Booster, etc.
Why Is Windows AntiVirus Helper Virus Rogue and Malicious?
Unlike prevalent PUP RightCoupon and Ads by Keep Now, Windows AntiVirus Helper rogueware is pretty malicious and even disrupts or damages your windows system.We will reveal its malicious and rogue traits from the following three aspects.
The first aspect—how dose Windows AntiVirus Helper virus come to computer?
Nobody will intend to install this rogueware onto his PC. The only possibility is that the virus slips into your computer itself without knowledge and permission. Yes, rogueware always accesses user’s computer when its exploit kits on these malicious and hijacked websites install onto computer via the vulnerabilities of the computer. Windows AntiVirus Helper rogueware allows of no exception. Next is through malicious attachments or links embedded in email that cyber criminals spam out. Targeted users will be tempted to click those unknown attachments or links so as to lead the virus install on their computers. Afterwards, those fake software downloading pop-ups are proved to the third way to distribute Windows AntiVirus Helper virus. At last, don’t ignore the websites allows offers shared files, which may be the source of this rogueware.
The second one—Windows AntiVirus Helper virus will brings bad consequences to your PC.
Once install, Windows AntiVirus Helper virus installs itself on your system automatically, creating malicious files, adding its registry and boot item, etc. Then, you’ll find that all of yourantivirus programs and Windows operating applications like Windows Task Manager are useless as the virus blockz them from running. What’s worse, whenever you attempt to run them, Windows AntiVirus Helper virus will pop up a window claiming that the program is suspected to have infected your PC.
At the same time, the rogueware makes you can’t go to internet.
Attention! By this way, Windows AntiVirus Helper virus can not only force you to pay for the fake antivirus software but also escape the removal of legitimated security programs.
The Third–Windows AntiVirus Helper virus uses deceptive means to steal your money and privacy information.
It starts an unreal system scan automatically and then displays a bogus detected result to scare you that your PC is infected with various viruses.
To be more authentic, it will pop up other ridiculous notifications to convince and frighten you.
Under the condition that you can’t use any of your programs on computer, some of you have no choice and to submit your identity and credit card information to cyber criminals. However, you may become the victim of credit card identity fraud or theft.
How to Remove Windows AntiVirus Helper Virus
Effective methods for the removal of Windows AntiVirus Helper virus
- Step 1 Stop Windows AntiVirus Helper virus from running
- step 2 Remove Windows AntiVirus Helper virus using Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software
- Step 3 Clean up Windows AntiVirus Helper virus’ leftovers from computer
- Keep your disk drivers clean
Step 1 Stop Windows AntiVirus Helper virus from running
Stopping the rogueware Windows AntiVirus Helper from running can allow you connect the internet and use other antivirus software to remove the virus, which make the whole removal easier. But this step cannot remove the rogueware.
Three options are available for disabling Windows AntiVirus Helper rogueware
- Option 1 Disable Windows AntiVirus Helper via Activation Code
- Option 2 Disable Windows AntiVirus Helper within the Safe Mode with Networking
Option 1 Disable Windows AntiVirus Helper virus via Activation Code
1. Find and click the question icon in the interface of Windows AntiVirus Helper virus. Then click “Register” button.
2. Enter product key (choose one from the list below) and click Register after the picture shown below pops up.
valid license code:
Option 2 Disable Windows AntiVirus Helper virus within the Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows XP and 7: Please restart your PC and then repeatedly press F8 when the boot menu appears.Use the arrow keys to highlight the option “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press ENTER.
For Windows 8: use your mouse to point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, click Power and select Restart.
When Choose an option window appear, use arrow key to select Troubleshoot and then press Enter. Use the same method to choose Advanced options, Startup Settings, and Restart successively.
Press 5 on your keyboard to get into Safe Mode with Networking
Step 2 Remove Windows AntiVirus Helper virus using Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software
Anvi Smart Defender specializes in detecting and remove various malware, virus and PUPs, which always keep the virus database up-to-date. Every time when there are viruses, PUPs or suspicious programs are going to installing on your PC, it will remind you in the format of security popups.
1. Download and install antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender.
2: Click quick or full scan
After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate Windows AntiVirus Helper virus and any malware, viruses and PUPs.
3. Remove malicious files form your computer
Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. Click on Remove button to completely remove any of Windows AntiVirus Helper viurs and any malware, viruses and PUPs from your computer.
Step 3 Clean up Windows AntiVirus Helper virus’ leftovers from computer
To ensure the completely removal of Windows AntiVirus Helper rogueware, we need to clean up all of its leftovers including its residual error and invalid registry entries as well as junk files.
1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Boostersystem maintenance & optimizer software.
Download link: >http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with Windows AntiVirus Helper virus which browse malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the virus gets onto PC again when you these sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
Keep your disk drivers clean
After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
For any question, please feel free to send us your comment below.
So to safely surf online, you’d better do the following:
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.
Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php
After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.
for detailed instruction, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker
Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.
As Anvi AD Blocker is a free small tool offered by Anvi Smart Defender, so it is avalible for you to install it by downloading Anvi Smart Defender in the step 2 for removing viruses hiding in your PC.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.
4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.
5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.