Scareware removal, Windows Antibreach Patrol

Posted on 2014-03-30
Last Modified: 2014-04-01
Need help in removing Windows Antibreach Patrol from a Windows7 laptop. Tried Malwarebytes, Bleepingcomputer's
Question by:TTTTia
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Try logging into safemode first. That stops most spyware from being able to run. I've run anti spyware in safemode and it worked well for me.

You can also try Microsoft Essentials. Their av app is free and does a good job.

There are many apps that have an online scan. they take longer but can help.

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ID: 39965021
I did go into safemode, it said to do on a clean computer, start a web browser and download and save the following Windows Registry file to your desktop from the link below:

then try emsisoft and it popped right up again. Maybe I should try again!
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by:Tony Giangreco
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No, I wouldn't run that. It sounds like spyware.

Try downloading and running it in safemode and then in regular mode. I've used it and it works very well and is free.  They also have a free trial of the pro version. I suggest taking the 30 day free trial.
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Please follow the instructions at the page below to remove this nasty rogue ware: >
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Here is a comprehensive list of items to check:

1. Go to All programs, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer. Check the System and Application sections for errors that may be causing your problems.

2. Install Process Explorer to find out what runs at startup

3. If you haven't also ready checked for Viruses, update your virus definitions and run a Full Scan, deleting all virus and spyware detected

4. If you don’t have any Anti Virus installed, here are a few free ones to try:

5. If spyware is found, download and run these free anti spyware apps

6. Run a Disk Cleanup: Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup.
Include Temporary Internet Files and Temp files

7. Run Error Checking: Start, Computer, right click  on C:\, Tools, Error Checking.
Select "Automatically fix file system errors" and click start

8. Check for all programs that start at Boot: Start, Run, type MSCONFIG, on the startup tab, review the programs listed. Uncheck anything that should not run on startup

9. Defrag all hard drives: Click My Computer, right click the C drive, click Tools, Disk Defragmenter, Click Analyze to check the amount of fragmentation or Defrag to run the process. You repeat this per drive.

General Maintenance to keep your pc up to date
1. Run Windows Update and select all Microsoft updates and security patches

2. Update your Pc's System Bios

3. Update your drivers: Motherboard Chipset, Network Adaptor, Video, Audio & Printers

Author Closing Comment

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TG-TIS I finally got it off by running MalwareBytes in safemode, removing 16 objects, rebooting in normal mode and scanning with MBAM again to find 0 objects. Then I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and 0 items found. Thanks for the last update on optimizing your PC! I think that is helpful to all!!
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Glad I could help

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