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How to remove Windows Profile System

Posted on 24 May 2011 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Windows Profile System?

Windows Profile System is a fake anti-spyware program, which is installed without user permission and displays various warnings and alerts about bogus infections:

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.

Windows Profile System will prompt to perform computer scan each time Windows are started and while scanning will detect various threats that are not real. Windows Profile System is not able to remove any real computer threats. All infections that have been detected by Windows Profile System are fake and are displayed in order to scare user and trick him into purchasing program license.
Windows Profile System will also state that Task Manager file (taskmgr.exe) is infected, but it's not true:

System Security Warning. Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

Windows Profile System is not legitimate and is used to scare and deceive user. Do not make any payments requested by this program. Use Windows Profile System removal guide instead.

The program belongs to the same family as Windows Saviour Firewall, Windows Accidents Prevention, Windows Anticrashes Utility, Windows Troubles Solver, Windows Custom Settings, Windows Necessary Firewall, Windows Risks Preventions, Windows Firewall Unit, Windows Precautions Center, Windows Repairing System.

2. Windows Profile System screen shot:

Windows Profile System

3. How to remove Windows Profile System:

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

  5. Restart the computer to complete Windows Profile System removal procedure.

4. Windows Profile System files:

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