Description of Windows Care Tool and consequences of its residing on your PC
In spite of its name and alert on behalf of Microsoft recommending Windows Care Tool (WindowsCareTool), the program is mentioned here because of its deceptive and destructive activities. The above name is also not quite original as it is a continuation of denominations assigned to notorious self-proclaimed antivirus, which is a program typically installed via fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert.
The program names used short before the name in question are as follows: WindowsSoftwareProtection, WindowsSoftwareGuard, WindpwsSafetyProtection, WindowsProblemsProtector. Remove Windows Care Tool or clarify if you have this and other infection on your PC clicking here to run free scan.
Windows Care Tool Technical Details:
- Full name: Windows Care Tool, Windows CareTool, WindowsCareTool, WindowsCare Tool
- Version: 2011
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
Signs of being infected with Windows Care Tool:
The adware, being installed through fake Microsoft alert, keeps misusing the renowned names in its post-installation name. For long periods the adware may even limit its popups to fake Windows and Microsoft alerts only. However, if you act as the fake alerts suggests, you will be brought to the adware’s home-page and so its identity will be disclosed.
Example of the adware alert that it poses as though generated by Windows follows:
“Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.”
Other alerts and nag screens clearly point out the name of the threat.
If you experience a shortage of the adware detection signs or simply need to get rid of Windows Care Tool or detect and delete other infections, click here.
Windows Care Tool automatical removal:
If your OS is other than Windows, the adware should delete itself according to its internal instruction. However, internal errors occur in the adware and that is why non-Windows users may need to uninstall Windows Care Tool.
Manual Removal of Windows Care Tool:
Windows Care Tool removal is a system optimization measure. However, incorrect deletion acts may result in corruption of critical system files.
Reduce the risk of adware removal errors removing Windows Care Tool in Safe Mode and properly verifying the entries you are going to delete to ensure their matching with those specified below.
Remove Windows Care Tool files and dll’s:
Unregister Windows Care Tool registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = ‘%UserProfile%\Application Data\<random>.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’