How to get Rid of Windows Antivirus Helper virus (Rogueware Removal)

windows antivirus helper ab virus removalWindows Antivirus Helper is what we call the Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes virus. It’s one of the many Fake Antivirus Rogueware we found. This Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes virus looks like a legit Antivirus scanner but it is fake and does nothing good for your computer. If you are infected with Windows Antivirus Helper your computer will slow down, display all kinds of pop-ups and alerts you that your computer is in danger. None of these alerts are true, their all fake in order to let you buy a license and make money by this Rogue. First Windows Antivirus Helper displays a bogus alert, then it asks you to clean the infected or potential danger for you. If you agree you need a license.

Never ever buy this malware. your personal details might be used by criminals and will lead to identity theft.  Thereby this Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes will absolutely do nothing good for your computer. All alerts it displays are pre formatted alerts and none of these problems actually exist on your computer system. Follow this removal guide to get rid of this very nasty FakeVimes rogue from your computer.

Remove Windows Antivirus Helper virus

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windows 7 logoRemoval Option 1 : Remove Windows Antivirus Helper using Registration

Once your computer is locked by Windows Antivirus Helper follow this instructions to register it with codes and remove it with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

  • Goto the question mark, click Register button.

rogueware registration

  • Enter one of the following codes. This codes are legit, this is fake malware so you won’t get into trouble registering it.

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0021
0W000-000B0-00T00-E0001

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0002
0W000-000B0-00T00-E0003

  • Click Register button

rogueware registered

  • Click Close (red X in right corner) or reboot your computer.
    NoticeWindows Antivirus Helper is NOT removed just deactivated!
  • Goto next step MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove the infected files from your computer.

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  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • Select Quick Scan
  • Click the Scan button to start a malware scan on your computer
  • Wait a few minutes for the scan the complete
  • When the scan is done you get a notification, click the Show Results button
  • Right click with the mouse in the results and select Check all items
  • Click Remove Selected button, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart you computer.

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windows 7 logoRemoval Option 2 : Remove Windows Antivirus Helper using Windows Safe-Mode

  • Reboot your computer
  • Before the Windows loading screen press F8 key on your keyboard

Windows XP / Windows 7 users

  • Select “Safe mode with Command-Prompt”

Windows 8 users

  • Select Windows key + C 
  • click Settings.
  • Click Power hold down Shift on your keyboard and click Restart
  • click on Troubleshoot
  • select Advanced options
  • Select Startup Settings
  • click on Restart.
  • When done booting, click 6 on your keyboard or select Safe mode with Command prompt
  • In command prompt type: explorer.exe

Fix Registry from FakeVimes infection

Download RegistryFix for FakeVimes virus (source Bleepingcomputer.com)

Important: Place this RemVimes.reg file on a USB Stick or CD using a clean non-infected computer.
We are going to import this in the registry of the infected computer.

Import RemVimes.reg in Safe-mode

Insert the USB Stick with RemVimes.reg on it in your usb drive, or place cd in cd player and open RemVimes.reg.
When prompt, if you really want to continue, yes we want that.

After importing: Reboot your computer into Windows Normal modus.

Perform a scan with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware as described below.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more. Or, consider the constant protection of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO to help automatically prevent malware from reinfecting your PC.
We supply the free version as our instructions only use free software. But consider buying MalwareBytes Anti-Malware after using it for a while in the free version.

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Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

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  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • Select Quick Scan
  • Click the Scan button to start a malware scan on your computer
  • Wait a few minutes for the scan the complete
  • When the scan is done you get a notification, click the Show Results button
  • Right click with the mouse in the results and select Check all items
  • Click Remove Selected button, MalwareBytes will prompt you to restart you computer.

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