How to remove Windows Safety Maintenance

How to remove Windows Safety Maintenance

May 27, 2012

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THIS VIRUS MAY BLOCK YOUR

PROGRAMS FROM OPENING!:

If you are unable to run any removal programs, such as Spyware Doctor, or even access your Task Manager due to this virus, then you must try to boot in safe mode or you must try the blocked task manager fix. You should then be able to run a scanner after following either or both pieces of advice.

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How Did I Get Infected With Windows Safety Maintenance ?

warning-spyware-detectedWindows Safety Maintenance and badware just like it commonly end up on your computer due to the following causes. You will need to uninstall Windows Safety Maintenance if you think you’re infected:

  • Freeware or shareware: Many times freeware or shareware is secretly bundled with spyware. It is how the developers earn money for the time they spent. It’s a sneaky, but it’s fairly common.
  • Peer-to-peer software: Do you use a peer-to-peer (P2P) program or other application with a shared network? When you use these applications, you put your system at risk for mistakenly downloading an infected file, including software like Windows Safety Maintenance .
  • Questionable websites: Malicious or questionable websites can install programs such as Windows Safety Maintenance through security holes and automatic downloads, such as video codecs. If you feel your browser is unsafe, consider using the newest version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

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What are Common Signs of Windows Safety Maintenance Infection?

  • Slow Computer Performance
  • Annoying Pop-Ups
  • Taskbar Warnings
  • Strange new icons and desktop backgrounds
  • Internet Browsing Re-directs and Hijacks
  • System Crashes
  • High Pressure Marketing Tactics to "Purchase Full Version" of software
  • You will receive phony alerts such as "Spyware Alert! Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of Windows Safety Maintenance and remove spyware threats from your PC."

How Do I Remove Windows Safety Maintenance ?

How to remove Windows Safety Maintenance : There are two methods. The manual way and the automatic way. First – if you want to try and remove it manually (and I only recommend this to IT Professionals!) you must disable all related system processes, adjust all related system DLL files and registry files in the LOCAL_HKEY_USER folder, block all related websites, and delete all program files with the Windows Safety Maintenance name. Below are the Windows Safety Maintenance Removal Instructions.

Windows Safety Maintenance Manual Removal Instructions:

Stop Windows Safety Maintenance Processes:

[random].exe

Remove Windows Safety Maintenance Registry Keys:

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\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “u_2012-5-24_6″ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “knwhxtvfmd” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\advxdwin.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\BDSurvey.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ifw2000.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\nmain.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\SafetyKeeper.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\titaninxp.exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wscfxas.exe

Remove Windows Safety Maintenance Files and Folders:

%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll %AppData%\Protector-[random].exe %AppData%\result.db %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Safety Maintenance.lnk %Desktop%\Windows Safety Maintenance.lnk

Note: In any Windows Safety Maintenance files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. If you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP, by default this is “C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:\Documents and Settings\JoeSmith”). If you have any questions about manual Windows Safety Maintenance removal, go ahead and leave a comment.

How to delete Windows Safety Maintenance files in Windows XP and Vista:

  1. Click your Windows Start menu, and then click “Search.”
  2. A speech bubble will pop up asking you, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
  3. Type a Windows Safety Maintenance file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
  4. Click “Search.” Once the file is found, delete it.

How to stop Windows Safety Maintenance processes:

  1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
  2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  3. Click Processes tab, and find Windows Safety Maintenance processes.
  4. Once you’ve found the Windows Safety Maintenance processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Windows Safety Maintenance .

How to remove Windows Safety Maintenance registry keys:

warningWarning! Your registry is a vital key to your Windows system. If you plan on making any edits to your registry, you absolutely must backup your registry first in case anything goes wrong. Be forewarnd that a mistake when editing your registry can result in a computer that no longer boots up. These instructions are designed for IT Professionals and PC Experts.

  1. Select your Windows menu “Start,” and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK” to open up your Registry Editor.
  2. Registry Editor will open as a window with two panes. The left side Registry Editor’s window lets you select various registry keys, and the right side displays the registry values of the registry key you select.
  3. To find a registry key, such as any Windows Safety Maintenance registry keys, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Windows Safety Maintenance ’s registry keys.
  4. As soon as Windows Safety Maintenance registry key appears, you can delete the Windows Safety Maintenance registry key by right-clicking it and selecting “Modify,” then clicking “Delete.”

How to delete Windows Safety Maintenance DLL files:

  1. First locate Windows Safety Maintenance DLL files you want to delete. Open your Windows Start menu, then click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.”
  2. To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press your “Space” key, and enter the full directory where the Windows Safety Maintenance DLL file is located. If you’re not sure if the Windows Safety Maintenance DLL file is located in a particular directory, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, enter “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
  3. When you’ve located the Windows Safety Maintenance DLL file you want to remove, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press your “Enter” key.

If you wish to restore any Windows Safety Maintenance DLL file you deleted, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and hit the “Enter” key.

Did Windows Safety Maintenance change your homepage?

  1. Click Windows Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options.
  2. Under Home Page, select the General > Use Default.
  3. Type in the URL you want as your home page (e.g., “http://www.google.com”).
  4. Select Apply > OK.

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