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How to remove Windows Anticrashes Utility

Posted on 1 June 2011 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Windows Anticrashes Utility?

Windows Anticrashes Utility is a fake anti-spyware program, which displays fake alerts and warnings, stating that computer has been infected. 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 Anticrashes Utility can perform computer scan, detect viruses and other malware. The truth is that threats detected by Windows Anticrashes Utility are not real and are displayed in order to scare user and use Windows Anticrashes Utility to remove them by purchasing the license. Windows Anticrashes Utility 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 Accidents Prevention, 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 Anticrashes Utility 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 Anticrashes Utility is completed and the program is turned off.
Those warnings that are generated by Windows Anticrashes Utility 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 Anticrashes Utility are not real and should be disregarded. It is illegal anti-spyware software and is used to scare and deceive user. Use Windows Anticrashes Utility removal guide instead.

2. How to remove Windows Anticrashes Utility:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Windows Anticrashes Utility, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Windows Anticrashes Utility removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Windows Anticrashes Utility 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 Anticrashes Utility.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Windows Anticrashes Utility removal procedure.

3. Windows Anticrashes Utility files:

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