My computer is frozen by Windows Antivirus Master. What can I do to remove it?
Whether you have also been plagued by the same problem? It is malicious virus that infected your computer. We offer you a detailed analysis of the virus, more inportant, the instruction on how to remove the virus follows. Here we go.
What is Windows Antivirus Master Virus?
Windows Antivirus Master virus is rogueware from the notorious Win32/FakeVimes family of virus infection. This virus family contains many variant including Windows efficiency console, Windows efficiency kit and Windows prime accelerator, etc. All of them share the same background picture but different name only.
Windows Antivirus Master rogueware is created to extort money from those unsuspecting users through thicking them into believing various virus and malware infected their computers so as to induce them to purchase the full version of this rogueware.
How Dose the Virus Work?
If any one whose computer has been infected with Windows Antivirus Master rogueware, he will see the virus installs itself on your system automatically, creating malicious files, adding its registry and boot item, etc.
Image of Windows Antivirus Master installation
The entire installation only lasted a few seconds. Then the Windows Antivirus Master fake antivirus software will start an unreal system scan automatically and then display a bogus detected result that your PC is infected with various virus.
If you believe the rhetoric and click “Remove all” button, this fake security program will pop up a window claiming the existing version is trial version and you are required to activate it (purchase the full version) to get rid of all detected viruses.
At last, the virus defraud your money and get your credit card information and identity details if you fall for the scam.
Dangers of Windows Antivirus Master Virus
❶ Install malicious files and registry into your PC and then the rogueware will be configured to automatically start when you login to Windows.
❷ Stop the antivirus programs and Windows operating applications like Windows Task Manager from starting. Whenever you attempt to run them, there will pop up window claiming that the program is suspected to have infected your PC.
❸ Make you can’t go to internet. The same happen to your browsers: a fake popup security warning falsely claiming the browser (ie) is suspected to have infected your PC from Windows Antivirus Master virus appears instead of the homepage of your browser when open the browser.
Blocking your computer applications and interrupting your network is to avoid the virus itself being removed.
❹ Trick you into buying the full version of this rogueware to remove those unreal threats created by it. It is just a scam.
❺ Steal your personal information when you pay the money to purchase the fake antivirus software. You may become the victim of credit card identity fraud or theft.
Besides we find that Windows Antivirus Master will pop up some irrelevant security alerts such as Torrent link, Identity theft like below:
Never believe these fake scan results and even buy this rogueware. Once such bogus alert pops up, you should remove Windows Antivirus Master virus immediately.
How Dose the Virus Install on Your PC?
Up to now the deliver means of Windows Antivirus Master virus infection via malicious and compromised websites, dubious email attachments and links, free downloads and fake updates, drive-by downloads as well as share files. So please read “How to Be Safe Online” for your reference.
How to Remove Windows Antivirus Master Virus
Effective methods for the removal of Windows Antivirus Master virus
- Step 1 Stop Windows Antivirus Master virus from running
- step 2 Remove Windows Antivirus Master virus using Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software
- Step 3 Clean up Windows Antivirus Master virus’ leftovers from computer
- Keep your disk drivers clean
Step 1 Stop Windows Antivirus Master virus from running
Stopping the rogueware Windows Antivirus Master 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 Master rogueware
- Option 1 Disable Windows Antivirus Master via Activation Code
- Option 2 Disable Windows Antivirus Master within the Safe Mode with Networking
Option 1 Disable Windows Antivirus Master virus via Activation Code
1. Find and click the question icon in the interface of Windows Antivirus Master 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 Master 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 Master virus using Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software
Anvi Smart Defender specializes in detect 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 Master 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 Master viurs and any malware, viruses and PUPs from your computer.
Step 3 Clean up Windows Antivirus Master virus’ leftovers from computer
To ensure the completely removal of Windows Antivirus Master 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 Master 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.
How dose Windows Antivirus Master sneak into computer and Prevention
Up to now the delivering means of Windows Antivirus Master virus infection via malicious and compromised websites, dubious email attachments and links, free downloads and fake updates, drive-by downloads as well as share files. Be attentive when meet cases mentioned above.
So to safely surfing 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.