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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to Stop Windows Safety Master Manually? - Tips for Removing Windows Safety Master

What is Windows Safety Master?

Windows Safety Master is a fake antivirus program that is programmed to scare victims into paying for a license by displaying fake scaring information. Once it is installed on your computer, it is configured to automatically start up after you log in windows. Also, it automatically does a fake scan on your computer. After its fake scanning, it will display fake alerts, fake infections and fake security warnings in order to scare you into its trick. When you try to deal with the so called computer issues, it states that you need to pay for a license before you are allowed to do so. Since what Windows Safety Master does is all fake, please feel safe to ignore what it states and remove it as soon as possible.

Fake message and errors displayed after the infiltration of Windows Safety Master

When you try to run your antivirus program you will get a message like this:

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
To protect itself being removed, Windows Safety Master would remove your advanced antivirus program as an infection.

These are the errors you may encounter when you try to run a program or they are just displayed to scare you.

Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. 
Full system scan is highly recommended.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: xxx.x.x.x

 Dangers by Windows Safety Master

1) It lurks into your computer without any permission
2) It may drop Trojan, browser hijacker and ransomware on your computer since your computer has been compromised.
3) It may keep shutting down your computer and block you from desktop.

As you can, Windows Safety Master can be such a danger to your computer. You are highly suggested to remove it as soon as you can. Please remove it by following the manual solution below.

Efficient Removal Solution Details

Solution 1: Remove Safety Master Manually

1) Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
To perform this procedure, please restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press ENTER to get into that mode.

2) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to pull up Window Task Manager and end suspicious processes:

3) Open the Registry Editor, search for and delete these Registry Entries created by Windows Safety Master.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”

4) Check the following directories and remove all these associated files:

%windows%\system32\drivers\Windows Safety Master .sys
%CommonPrograms%\Windows Safety Master.lnk
%DesktopDir%\Windows Safety Master.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Windows Safety Masterr \Uninstall Windows Safety Master
%LocalAppdata %\Windows Safety Master\uninstall\Windows Safety Master .lnk
%program files%\NPSWF32.dll
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Safety Master.lnk

5) Disable suspicious startup items. click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated.

6) Restart your computer to the normal mode and check the effect.

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Solution 2: Remove Safety Master automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter

1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
  spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Safety Master

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

 spyhunter3 scan

Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.

Friendly Tip:

For most of the computer users, the most POWERFUL antivirus program Spyhunter is their first choice to get rid of Safety Master since manual removal requires expertise and any inappropriate deleting may cause the computer system crash.