Windows Profound Security is a fake anti-virus program. When you go online, an icon called Windows Profound Security will pop out and begin to scan your computer, moments later, you are warned that there are many viruses existing inside your computer. When you click “Remove”, you are asked to purchase a full version of Windows Profound Security.
Nowadays online crooks rack their brains to create such rogue programs such as Windows Expert Series, Windows Virus Hunter, PC Performer, etc. They all sound like reliable anti-virus programs. Actually they are just rip-offs. Innocent users are very likely to be taken in and buy its products.
Users with certain computer knowledge might to try to terminate the virus process in Task Manager. Unfortunately The Task Manager is compromised by the virus. Windows Profound Security can disable any anti-malware software. So the only way left is manual removal. The following instructions will help you out.
How Serious Is Windows Profound Security?
Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed.
Your decent anti-virus tools are prevented from running
The permanent interference in your steady process of work. The pop ups flash at certain intervals of time, stating that some potential threats are detected
How to Remove Windows Profound Security Manually?
Step1. Restart your computer in safe mode with Networking (Restart your computer. -> As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. ->Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, ->and then press ENTER.)
Step2. Delete Windows Profound Security files:
Step3. Delete Windows Profound Security registries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
After reading this article, you might have a clear picture on how to remove Windows Profound Security. If you are still at sea, just contact TeeSupport Online Experts.