I’ve been warning people not to trust any program that asks you to register to to its full version and here I am again writing for the same cause. A new bogus anti-malware program is said to be troubling some of you and I have found a way to get rid of this program in some easy steps. Windows Power Expansion is one of those fake programs which itself is an infection, this may trick you big time and before you could even sense that you’ve been tricked, Windows power expansion might fill your system with deadly virus files. So, before installing a program of this kind make sure you’re well aware of what you will be doing. This so called ‘Anti virus’ program uses fake Microsoft Security Essentials screen shots to get your attention diverted and then your system becomes an open house for inspection. Each and every file is blocked, no application runs and besides that, your Internet explorer is free-zed.
It actually asks you to scan your computer and if you agree, this fake anti-virus program gets an upper hand on the chess board and trick you very sharply. After the scan is completed, you will be told that one or more than one infections have been caught and the name of the file is ‘Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64a’ Now simply, you will be asked to remove this infected file from Windows Power Expansion and by clicking ‘OK’ you would be installing a complete package of virus files in your system. Windows Power Expansion malware program is installed in your computer successfully but don’t worry sooner or later it has be to be kicked out of your system.
If you pay attention to what I’m saying, I hope you will not make it even more worst for your system. The windows Power Expansion malware program is supposed to be giving you fake alerts and you have to ignore them one by one. You’re most likely to get a warning from this program just before the windows resume back to the desktop. Even after reaching the desktop, you will still not be able to activate any real-time anti virus program and that’s because, Windows Power Expansion malware has taken over your compute applications, freeze your system settings and now all you could see is disappointment. I will be disclosing a way out of this problem and you just have to download, install and launch some useful programs in order to achieve the triumph. The programs which we will be downloading are; Malware terminators, Rkill and Malwarebytes’.
As, I’ve already told you that this program displays multiple and different fake warnings to distract you from installing a genuine anti-virus program. Below, you can see some warnings which are shown originally by this Malware program.
“Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might damage your system. You cannot access these items until you take an action, click on ‘Show details’ to learn more.
“Threat prevention solution found. Security system analysis has detected critical file system vulnerability caused by major malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection : The Vulnerability which has been detected may result in unauthorized access to personal information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of a data loss and it may also unstable your Pc’s stability. In order to remove this detected malware, please run a complete system scan. Press ‘OK’ to install the necessary software to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process, you may need to re-boot your computer.
“System Security Warning. Attempt has been made to modify register key entries, you may need to analyse your register key entries and it is highly recommended.
“System component corrupted! Reboot error has been detected due to lsass.exe system process failure. This may be caused by major malware attacks. Automatic restore of lsass.exe back up copy completed. You cannot get the correct system performance without eliminating the cause of Isass.exe corruption.
“Warning! Name: chrome.exe Name: c:\program files\chrome\chrome.exe Another application that seems to be a key logger has been detected, your system security information is at risk. You must run total system scanning to avoid risk further on. This message is most likely to be appeared, when every time you’ll launch a program, do not get distracted by it or you would be counted in the bunch of fools and here I’ve tried to open chrome so it is showing me its directory.
After these warnings, things would probably begin to change in your system, it will restart several times without even your permission and even before making it back to the desktop, you will witness Windows Power Expansion screen shot asking you to scan your system completely. Because this program has infected files located in its scan department, you have to wait till it is done and once it is finished, close the screen and get back to the desktop. Windows Power Expansion malware will also ask you to buy its full version and I’m quite sure if you’ve been reading this article from the start, you would be pissed at this malware program very badly but this program is ruling your system ; not for so long. It needs to be kicked out and I have ways for that. What do you figure out when it asks you to purchase its full version? This is a scam, a fraudulent way to get money from your credit card. If you’ve already been stuck in the trap and given this program all your personal information, I’d reckon to call the credit card company and ask them for an immediate refunding your money, tell them the whole story that how you got scammed and I’m sure your money would go no where and it’ll be re funded. Now, let’s move on to the removal guide of this malware program and see if you can really take it down from yourself.
Windows Power Expansion Virus Removal Guide :
Before starting this removal guide, you need to keep several things in mind and they are :
- The set of instructions in the guide are need to be printed out or you can open up this post on a near by PC. Because at some points of this removal guide, you will be closing all the applications and this includes the browser as well on which you’ve been reading this removal guide article.
- The download department of your system has been disabled and that means, you have to get another PC to download removal tools and then later on, transfer them to the infected system of yours. You can do that via USB Flash Drive, CD/DVD, anything which is easy for you.
Now that you know all these, we can removing the virus process :
1 – Simply, download Rkill from this link here
This program helps you terminate malware units located in your system and it will assist you in removing Windows Power Expansion Malware program. Once this program is downloaded, you can place it on the infected computer’s desktop.
2 – Run this program which you’ve downloaded ‘Rkill’ and let it terminate all the malware programs from your system, it will take some time because your system is still getting malware attacks from Windows Power Expansion, so you have to wait. Windows Power Expansion will be showing you fake alerts and you know what you have to do ; ignore them to death. Do not give up on running Rkill, anyhow, make it work on your system.
3 – Now, you should pay attention upon repairing the Windows Registry Shell entries, which were edited and also got damaged from the malwares. This will allow your windows to display the correct desktop, the next time you restart your system.
Download the Shell.reg file from here, run it and also confirm that you want to merge the data when Windows asks you. That’s it, your windows registry shell values are back to what they were. Now you may continue with the virus removal process.
4 – Download, Malware Byte Anti-malware program from here http://www.softsailor.com/downloads/8726-malwarebytes-anti-malware.html This anti-virus program will help you kick out all the malware infections your system is having inside it. You will be asked to close all the opened applications on your desktop, once this program is downloaded. Place the setup installer of this program on your infected system’s desktop.
5 – Double click on the installer setup file and install it, make sure you do not play around with the default settings to avoid any failure but make sure that the last installation screen, both options, Update Malwarebytes and Launch Malwarebytes are checked. Now you may want to hit the finish button to proceed.
6 – Malwarebytes will automatically start killing all these malware files from your system and may witness it yourself that how it scans each and every file from every possible location and dumps it off. Malwarebytes will ask you to update it at the same time and you had already checked on ‘Update Malwarebytes’ option during installation, so you can click ‘OK’ and you will be proceeded to the main menu.
7 – After using the ‘Perform full scan’ option and getting all the malware files terminated. It doesn’t really matter if you’ve got a system with blistering fast specifications, the scanning might as well take a long while to finish up successfully, so stick to it. Wait for this program to complete its task and then move on to the next step.
8 – When the scanning is completed by MBAM, it is most likely to prompt you with a confirmation dialogue box message, you can hit ‘OK’ after viewing it.
9 – The program will also you show scanner screen display and now you can easily click on ‘Show results’ to find more about the infected files and folders. Click on it.
10 – MBAM is showing you all the infected files which were found during the scan, make sure all of them selected because you’re all set to dump them off from your system now. Click on ‘Removed Selected’ and finally, the moment has come that your system is no longer having Windows Power Expansion malware, please note that after clicking on ‘Removed Selected’ MBAM will ask you to re-boot your system, now it’s the right time to do so.
11 – When MBAM manages to flush away all the malware and infected programs from your computer, it will show you a log file that will be holding information about the whole removal process. When you’re done looking through it, you may close it.
12 – Now you can also close Malwarebytes.
I hope this guide was not made difficult for you all and I tried my level best in conveying you one of the easiest removal guides of all times. Now your computer is running with full strength with no virus programs. You should never trust any program that is being sold online for free and it if it asks you to pay money via credit card ; don’t even think about it. In order to keep your system well away from these sort of scam programs, get an extremely powerful anti-virus program and things may never be dark at your end, enjoy.