Windows Maintenance Suite is a rogue antivirus program which is like Windows Custom Safety, Windows Privacy Module or Windows PC Aid. It releases a new rogue program almost every single day. The purpose of these programs is just to rip off your money and nothing else. Once you visit some websites compromised by Windows Maintenance Suite, an automatic scan starts. Smelling a rat, you try to close the current page, to no avail. Such scanner pages prevent closing windows and try to force the installer upon you.
Windows Maintenance Suite will launch every time when computer system loads. Legitimate programs cannot function normally. Besides, you will get many unwanted popup stating that your system is at high risk and there are many security loopholes. After that, it offers purchasing a full version of Windows Maintenance Suite and promises that this will help to remove all detected threats.
Once thing you should be aware of is that the security alerts and a bunch of pop up ads which will not only provide misleading information about your system’s security but also promote Windows Maintenance Suite as a security tool are just hoax. You should remove it as soon as possible without hesitation.
Windows Maintenance Suite Screenshot:
Symptoms of Windows Maintenance Suite Infection:
* Your computer is acting slowly. Windows Maintenance Suite slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
* You are getting pestered with pop ups. Windows Maintenance Suite infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
* Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious Windows Maintenance Suite infection.
Can I use Anti-virus software to remove Windows Maintenance Suite for good?
Many computer users would subconsciously think of the existing antivirus or even open their purse to get one, but finally they failed with frustration. In reality, there is no perfect anti-virus program that can solve everything because many viruses are created each day and it takes time for anti-virus software to make solutions for the latest viruses. On the other hand, Windows Maintenance Suite is adding new characteristics all the time, so it can’t be detected by any antivirus completely or it can even disable it. Hence, professional manual removal is needed to effectively get rid of this virus. Here below is the manual approach of Windows Maintenance Suite deletion.
How to Remove Windows Maintenance Suite Manually?
Step1. Delete Windows Maintenance Suite files:
%AppData%\Protector-<random 3 chars>.exe
%AppData%\Protector-<random 4 chars>.exe
Step2. Delete Windows Maintenance Suite registries:
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 NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mcshield.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pctsAuxs.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\secureveteran.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\xpf202en.exe
Please, note that manual removal of Windows Maintenance Suite is a procedure of high complexity and should be performed with extreme caution. Lack of the required skills and even the slightest deviation from the instructions may lead to irreparable system damage. If you need online professional tech support, click here to get: 24/7 online virus removal support.