Description of Windows Express Settings and consequences of its residing on your PC
Windows Express Settings, aka WindowsExpressSettings, is a result of quick update to previously released counterfeited PC security tools. They are all based on one template with minor amendments. Even names have one mandatory entry on a fixed place: the first entry in the adware denomination is “Windows”. For example, WindowsCareTool, WindowsOptimalTool, WindowsOptimalSettings. Express way to remove Windows Express Settings is available click here.
Windows Express Settings Technical Details:
- Full name: Windows Express Settings, Windows Express Settings, WindowsExpressSettings
- Version: 2011
- Type: Rogue anti-spyware
- Origin: Russian federation
Signs of being infected with Windows Express Settings:
The adware attack can be detected on early stage by indirect signs. Those signs are popups titles Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. It is not a brand new fraud and several dozens of fake AV tools have been spread in the same fashion. The above alert is generated by trojan. Actually, there is a sequence of alerts that requires response from user. Eventually, the adware is downloaded on request to delete certain trojan that has been detected by Windows.
Once its installation is complete Windows Express Settings adjusts system security settings and establishes restrictions for legit programs. It is also busy to show flow or random alerts allegedly related to threat detection events.
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Windows Express Settings automatical removal:
Both trojan generating the above fake alert and other threats related to Windows Express Settings adware, needless to say of the rogue itself, will be cleaned easily and safely by the tool available below.
Manual Removal of Windows Express Settings:
Please do not let the adware strike back and cause irreparable harm – restart your PC in Safe Mode to disable Windows Express Settings self-defense while exterminating it in manual mode.
Remove Windows Express Settings files and dll’s:
Unregister Windows Express Settings 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’