Windows Activity Booster

What is Windows Activity Booster?

Windows Activity Booster is a fake antivirus program from Rogue.VirusDoctor family of rogue antispyware applications. Some security experts prefer to classify this extensive group of computer infections as Rogue.FakeVimes, but that is not essential in order to understand how the infection works, and how to get rid of it. And you must remove Windows Activity Booster the moment you notice the rogue’s interface on your screen. Just like the rest of the fake antivirus programs, Windows Activity Booster aims for your money, so unless you are fine with being robbed off, you should terminate this application as soon as possible.

Where does Windows Activity Booster come from?

As we have determined the family of fake antivirus programs this application comes from, now it is important to point the main ways for Windows Activity Booster distribution. Rogue antispyware programs definitely have more than one way to enter your system. Windows Activity Booster is usually distributed via fake online malware scanners or by Trojan infections. In case of the former, you simply need to stay away from flash advertisements and pop-ups that recommend you free online scanners in order to check your system security level.

In case of a Trojan distribution, it means that your computer most probably has been infected with malware prior to Windows Activity Booster entering it. Thus, it is necessary to run regular system scans with a reliable antimalware tool in order to prevent such infections.

What does Windows Activity Booster do?

Needless to say, that Windows Activity Booster runs like any other rogue out there. It is a direct clone of Windows Warding Module, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows Cleaning Toolkit and other similar applications. Therefore, once the infection enters your PC, it is configured to start automatically each time you turn on your computer. Then Windows Activity Booster runs a full system scan, “detecting” such infections as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot, P2p-Worm.Win32 or Trojan.Win32.Qhost. The malware makes an impression that your computer is seriously infected with dangerous threats, and then it offers you to purchase a full version of Windows Activity Booster in order to remove those “threats”. To make a better impression, it even supports its claim by generating fake system security alerts:

System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.

To make matters worse, Windows Activity Booster also tries its best to remain on your PC for as long as possible to achieve that, the rogue blocks .exe files, Task Manager and Windows Explorer, thus making an impression that the only way out of this situation involves purchasing its license. However, that is definitely not the case, and you should not reveal your credit card information to the people behind this infection no matter what.

How to remove Windows Activity Booster?

Rogue removal is a rather complicated task, so it is not recommended to try and terminate Windows Activity Booster manually, unless you are an experienced computer user. However, even if you need to remove Windows Activity Booster automatically, you still need to access the Internet in order to acquire a reliable antimalware application. Since this infection blocks .exe files, you need to bypass this obstacle. Follow the instructions below on how to restore Windows Explorer and access the Internet with Windows Activity Booster still on your PC. Then invest in a licensed antimalware tool and erase the fake AV for good.

How to restore Windows Explorer

  1. Restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly to load Advanced Boot Options.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
  3. Enter cd.. next to C:\Windows\system32 line in the Command Prompt. Press Enter.
  4. New C:\Windows line will appear. Type \explorer.exe next to it and press Enter.
  5. When Windows Explorer loads, open Start menu and type %Appdata% into search box. (For Windows XP, open Start menu, launch Run, enter %appdata% into Open box and click OK.)
  6. Delete “guard-{4 random symbols}.exe” file from the directory. Reboot the PC.
  7. When Normal mode loads, click Start menu button.
  8. Enter regedit into the search box. (For Windows XP, open Start menu, launch Run, enter regedit and click OK.)
  9. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  10. Check out the right pane and right-click Shell.
  11. Select Modify and enter %WinDir%/Explorer.exe to change Value Data. Press OK.
  12. Exit Registry Editor and access
  13. Download SpyHunter, install it and run a full system scan to detect and remove Windows Activity Booster.
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