May 31, 2011

Windows Custom Settings.



Windows Custom Settings is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts and non-existent infections.
This rogue is typically installed through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners and infected websites. Instead of allowing the video to be shown, the Trojan will instead download and install Windows Custom Settings. The rogue program  will pretend to scan your computer and detect malicious files but not allow them to be removed until the program is purchased. It wants to scare you into purchasing it.

Windows Custom Settings was created to trick you into thinking that your computer has all sorts of malware so that you then purchase it. The reality is that Windows Custom Settings is a scam. If you have already purchased the program, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.


Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • <random>.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\AppData\[random].exe
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\afwserv.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastsvc.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Custom Settings, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.

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