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How to remove Windows Necessary Firewall

Posted on 29 May 2011 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Windows Necessary Firewall?

Windows Necessary Firewall is a fake anti-spyware program, which has an appearance of a real computer security software. The program will perform computer scan, which is inaccurate and will state that a number of threats have been detected on the system, even if the machine was clean. These fraudulent tactics are used to trick user into purchasing Windows Necessary Firewall license, which promises to remove found threats. But it is not true, because Windows Necessary Firewall 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 Anticrashes Utility, Windows Troubles Solver, Windows Custom Settings, Windows Risks Preventions, Windows Firewall Unit, Windows Profile System, Windows Precautions Center, Windows Repairing System.

Windows Necessary Firewall is promoted through fake online computer scanners and infected websites. The program will disable desktop each time Windows are started or restarted, and you will be able to get back to it only after the fake scan has been completed and program is closed. Windows Necessary Firewall will pretend that it is a part of Microsoft Security Essentials and alert about detected threats will be displayed:

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.

These alerts are not true and are used only to draw user's attention that the computer is infected and persuade user to make a payment for commercial Windows Necessary Firewall version. Do not make any payments requested by this program. All threats detected by Windows Necessary Firewall are not real and should be disregarded. It is illegal anti-spyware software and is used to scare and deceive user. Use Windows Necessary Firewall removal guide instead.

2. Windows Necessary Firewall screen shot:

Windows Necessary Firewall

3. How to remove Windows Necessary Firewall:

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

  5. Restart the computer to complete Windows Necessary Firewall removal procedure.

4. Windows Necessary Firewall files:

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