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How to remove Windows Accidents Prevention

Posted on 1 June 2011 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Windows Accidents Prevention?

Windows Accidents Prevention is a fake anti-spyware program, which infects computers through Trojans and uses deceptive tactics to convince the victim that the system is infected with viruses. The program can be confused with real computer security software because of its functional similarity and appearance. Just like any trusted computer security program Windows Accidents Prevention can perform computer scan, detect viruses and other malware. The truth is that all threats detected by this program are not real and are displayed in order to scare user and persuade him that Windows Accidents Prevention will remove malware by paying for the license. Windows Accidents Prevention is not able to remove any kind of real viruses or spyware, even after the license has been purchased. The program belongs to the same family as Windows Saviour Firewall, Windows Anticrashes Utility, Windows Troubles Solver, Windows Custom Settings, Windows Necessary Firewall, Windows Risks Preventions, Windows Firewall Unit, Windows Profile System, Windows Precautions Center, Windows Repairing System.

Windows Accidents Prevention can infect computer through Trojans, which can be picked through fake online computer scanners. The program pretends to be a part of Microsoft Security Essentials and alerts user about potential threats with the following message:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

After each computer start or reboot usual desktop will be disabled and will not appear until computer scan with Windows Accidents Prevention is completed and the program is turned off.
Those warnings that are generated by Windows Accidents Prevention are not true and are used only to scare user stating that his computer system is not secure, thus persuading him to buy commercial program version. Do not make any payments requested by this program. All threats detected by Windows Accidents Prevention are not real and should be disregarded. It is illegal anti-spyware software and is used to scare and deceive user. Use Windows Accidents Prevention removal guide instead.

2. How to remove Windows Accidents Prevention:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Windows Accidents Prevention, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Windows Accidents Prevention removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Windows Accidents Prevention download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Windows Accidents Prevention.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Windows Accidents Prevention removal procedure.

3. Windows Accidents Prevention files:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\<random>.exe